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!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies- Day 5: Raspberry-Chocolate Thumbprint 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 5th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Raspberry-Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies.

Healthy goodness.Get the recipe HERE.

On the 5th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Raspberry-Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Cocoa-Nutmeg Snickerdoodles, Almond Meringue Kisses, and Swirled Mint Cookies.

This was a busy Saturday. But I finally have all my Christmas shopping done for my hubby!
Have you gotten all of your Christmas shopping done?

3 comments:

Becca said...

I made the cocoa nutmeg snickerdoodles yesterday and they were AMAZING!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Yum!!! These look wonderful! I am done with all my Christmas shopping thank goodness.

xo

Kat said...

We did some major shopping today, so I think we're good now! Basically, it was a matter of waiting for the right sale :)

P.S. I just ADORE raspberry thumbprint cookies. I'm glad I'm not the only one :)