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!

Friday, December 17, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies- Day 11: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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 11th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Perfectly delicious. These cookies remind me of a snowy day, sitting in front of the fire, drinking a cup of hot cocoa, and eating one of these yummy cookies. I'm not sure why really. They just do.113 calories. Get the recipe HERE.

On the 11th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, 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.

I finally got all my Christmas cards out today!
Have you gotten your Christmas cards out yet?


Josie @Skinny Way Of Life said...

These sound so good! I love white chocolate in cookies! I haven't gotten my cards out yet, the company I ordered them from sent me an email that they shipped last week( i made picture cards) and I have yet to get them! NOT HAPPY! lol

*Whitney* said...

Mmmm! I've sent out Christmas cards the last 2 years, but this year I didn't really feel like sending them. Bah humbug? No, I just thought I'd save some money by not buying cards and stamps. Times are tight this year.

NAN said...

I did but I only send to people I don't see- the relatives far away and a few friends who live in different states. I love getting the annual Christmas letter. Mine basically said I had a new job, my baby moved to Austin, my son is studying to be a nurse anesthetist in Pennsylvania, married daughter and family are busy with DD now teaching high school, and my church activities plus I promised pictures. I didn't mention weight loss heehee.

Jess said...

Can I come over???? Immediately???

I LOVE these!!! I am going to have to make them...way to go on your weight loss. I don't know how you managed it with all of those delicious cookies in the house.

I just mailed my cards yesterday.

:) J

Kat said...

I don't know that my friends are really at the place yet where they're mailing off cards like mad. What I do know is that there are SO many gorgeous designs this year that I was just drooling over.

That being said, I always love a good family snap with the annual Christmas letter.

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Carina said...

Ooh, I've had white chocolate cranberry cookies in my Christmas rotation for about 4 years now and they're always a fave. I think I posted about it earlier this month. This year besides the white choc cranb, I also made a white choc cranb with oatmeal -- healthier, but not really more delicious and maybe even slightly less delicious. We usually do our cards the second weekend in Dec, so ours were done and in the mail well in time for Christmas and only slightly late for Hanukkah.