About Moi

About Moi
My Name is Brittany, and I'm 23yrs old. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 15, and then diagnosed with RA, when I was 18. I also got married when I was 18, and I'm enjoying my happily ever after with my hubby! When I got married, I was slim and trim...But not for long. After getting married, I started to gain a LOT of weight! In 1yr, I gained 50lbs! Finally, I went to the Doctor, where I discovered I have low thyroid. After being put on medicine, my weight gain slowed down, although over the next 3yrs, I gained an additional 26lbs. When I was 20yrs old, I got yet another diagnoses of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. That's 4 diagnoses in a 5yr period, if you lost count. They all effect my weight, in one way or another. Add on top of that, my love affair with food, and every 1 of those 76lbs gained was accounted for. Being 76lbs over weight is unhealthy for anyone, but it was especially unhealthy for me, and my health issues. Since starting this blog, in Jan-2010, I have lost 40lbs! I'm a new, slimmer, and healthier me! Before losing weight, I was told I needed knee replacements. Losing weight was the ONLY tool I had to help me hold off on that life changing surgery. Since losing 40lbs, my knees have never felt better! My husband and I are also trying to start a family, but my PCOS was not going to make it as easy as 1,2,3, as I didn't have periods on my own. My doctor had told me if I wanted a baby, I HAD to lose weight. Since losing 40lbs, I've had regular cycles for the first time in my life! Which is very important when trying to have a baby ;) This journey of mine is more than me simply wanting to wear skinny jeans. It has been a quest to becoming :Deliciously Healthy, so ALL of my dreams can come true! I'm almost half way there! With each new day, I get closer and closer to my goal of 120lbs, and becoming :Deliciously Healthy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies- Day 10: Chewy Coconut Macaroons

This holiday season, we can give ourselves the gift of being healthy, and reaching our weight loss goals, while still enjoying our holiday baking! We can have our Christmas cookies, AND look good for Santa ;) For the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, I will make healthy cookies, during each of the 12 days of Christmas!

On the 10th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Chewy Coconut Macaroons.
(it said to do a teaspoon full, but I accidentally did a tablespoon full, so mine were jumbo size!)

I've always wanted to make macaroons, but I thought it was yet another one of those things that was out of my league. I'm laughing hysterically at myself now, because these are so
quick and easy to make!
And very Deliciously Healthy. Only 83 calories!
Get the recipe HERE.

On the 10th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Chewy Coconut Macaroons, One Nutty Date, Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewies, Almond Cherry Bites, Pecan Pie Bars, Raspberry-Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Cocoa-Nutmeg Cookies, Almond Meringue Kisses, and Swirled Mint Cookies.

Today I weighed 164, for a 2 pound loss this week! Yup, I lost 2 pounds, even while making 12 days of Christmas cookies. I've done it by sticking to my 1200 calories a day, only allowing myself 2 cookies a day, and making sure I don't eat past 7:30pm. We can still enjoy yummy holiday treats this season, by eating deliciously healthy, and practicing moderation.
Knowing that, is one of my most prized gifts this holiday season.


Unknown said...

Great job on the 2 lbs. AND limiting yourself to 2 cookies a day! That takes dedication! :)

SOUL + FOOD said...

Congrats on your weight loss!

Carina said...

You're at 60% nuts now. Haha. I know, they're healthy. And if they won't kill you, apparently they're delicious.

Tammy said...

GREAT JOB girl!! :)

Meg said...

What a great idea! All your cookies look so good! And congrats on your weight loss!

erica said...

Congrats on the loss!! That's fabulous. Those cookies look amazing. I am loving all of your recipes!