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 10, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies- Day 4: Gingerbread 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 4th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Gingerbread cookies.

Why have I never made gingerbread cookies?
These were easy, and SO much fun to make!(You see that? Only 15 days left until Christmas!)
Plus they were scrumptious. My husband LOVED them. He said he didn't even like gingerbread cookies, but that these were "divine"! But these aren't any old gingerbread cookies. They're Deliciously healthy gingerbread cookies. These little men (and women) are only 73 calories, where as
typical gingerbread cookies are 120
! Get the recipe HERE.

I had fun decorating them with the hubs.
I made one of him.
And he made one of me.
Aren't I pretty?
And here we are holding hands. Cause we love each other.

These would be perfect to make with family, friends, kids, or your loved one, as a fun (and healthy) holiday activity.

How do you eat your gingerbread man?
I bite off the legs first, then work my way up.
On the 4th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Gingerbread Cookies, Cocoa-Nutmeg Snickerdoodles, Almond meringue Kisses, and Swirled Mint Cookies.


Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Oh my, those look so good! I love gingerbread cookies! Thanks for sharing. :)

erica said...

oh my goodness! How absolutely adorable are these.


135by2012 said...

Seriously, the two of you as gingerbread people holding hands was so adorable. I love it!