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!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies- Day 6: Pecan Pie Bars

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 6th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Pecan Pie Bars.Can you believe I've never had pecan pie before? I thought I'd take a little baby step, by making these pecan pie bars. If pecan pie taste anything like these bars, I'm in-love, and I can't believe I'm 23 years old and I am just now enjoying this yummy goodness. It's tragic really.

Love.(Sorry for the cruddy cell phone pictures. My camera broke. I'm getting a new one tomorrow)

Plus, these were seriously one of the easiest things I've ever made. Seriously.
These would be the perfect thing to make if you're having company over, and you need to make a delicious dessert in a jiffy. You can get the recipe HERE. ;D

They get even more awesome from here. They're only 150 calories, whereas a
pecan pie is anywhere from
300 calories-800!!

Whoa. We just saved some serious calories.It's probably going to take me a while to get over how good these are.

On the 6th day of Christmas, your true love made for you, Pecan Pie Bars, Raspberry-Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Cocoa-Nutmeg Snickerdoodles, Almond Meringue Kisses, and Swirled Mint Cookies.

8 comments:

Mae Flowers said...

Those look SOOOO good! I can't believe you've never had Pecan Pie before- it's my fave!

Hally Bell said...

Mmm Mmm,where can I get the recipe? Are you posting elsewhere?

Tammy said...

Recipe????????? :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Sorry! I feel like such a nerd. I put the link to the recipe in the post, and here it is again:

http://my.hearthealthyonline.com/recipe/desserts/pecan-pie-bars/

Enjoy!

135by2012 said...

I have avoided pecan pie, one of the great loves of my life, because of the calorie count for many years now. I am so thankful to you for posting this recipe. I will try next year or anytime I may have a severe craving for pecan pie. Wow, it looks soooo good.

Jheanell @ SOUL + FOOD said...

that looks so good...when I began my weight loss journey I was so concerned about giving up dessert until I began finding tons of healthy recipes online! I have to test this one out!

PS: I am also 23 and married which makes me extra excited that I found your blog - your story is very inspiring :)

Hally Bell said...

Ohhh, sorry. I'll read next time instead of just drooling. LOL

Fashion Meets Food said...

oh my word! What a wonderful idea! I will for sure be making these yum!

xo