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!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies- Day 8: Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewies

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 8th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewies.Just the name of these cookies makes your mouth water.

Whatever you do, don't do what I did, and eat a spoon full of this delicious batter.
You have to be stronger then that ;D

These cookies made me happy. They reminded me that being on a diet, doesn't have to be bland and boring. You can still lose weight, while enjoying decadent foods.
They reminded me how much I LOVE living my Deliciously Healthy lifestyle.The gooey chocolate, and peanut butter in these cookies made me all warm and fuzzy inside.
115 calories. Get the recipe HERE.

On the 8th day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, 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.


*Whitney* said...

oh. em. gee. These look and sound amazing!

NAN said...

Another yummy one. I'm eating vicariously through your blog.

SOUL + FOOD said...

...I will be making these, but I can't gurantee not eating a spoon full of batter, lol

Carina said...

Man, more nut cookies! Those of us with nut allergies are still reading, but waiting and waiting...

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Haha! Sorry. When I was picking out these cookies, I tried having a variety of flavors, but I totally didn't think about the nut thing. Tonight I'm making a date cookie that has nuts in it, but Thursday and Friday there's no nuts! :)

Carina said...

Haha. No worries. The mint cookies were colorful enough to make up for a bunch of days of nuts.

erica said...

Yum! I will for sure be giving these a try. The boy is peanut butter obsessed so I will have to make him these.


Unknown said...

You are making my stomach growl! MUST MAKE THESE!