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!

Monday, December 6, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

I'm putting "Brittany's Kitchen Adventures" on hold this week (and next), to make room for
"12 Days of Christmas Cookies"!!

It's the season to be in the kitchen, baking up yummy, whimsical, Christmas cookies. Baking Christmas cookies always gets me
giddy with Christmas cheer
. This year I've been taken over by the Christmas spirit yet again, but I've been trying to live without my traditional Christmas baking. Why? Cause I'm on a diet! And because of this, I felt like I couldn't take part in one of my favorite holiday traditions.

Well, that's proving to be no fun. Just because I'm on a diet, doesn't mean I need to sit out, and deprive myself from the joy I get from baking, and all the yummy Christmas goodness. All it means is, I have to find Deliciously Healthy Christmas cookies to make, and exercise moderation.

This Holiday season, we can give ourselves the gift of being healthy and reaching our goals, while still enjoying our holiday baking! We can have our Christmas cookies, and still look good for Santa ;D

I present to you,
12 Days of Christmas Cookies.

Everyday, for 12 days, I'm going to make lower calorie Christmas cookies.

The fun starts tomorrow, 12/07, and goes to Sunday 12/19

Tonight I'm working like Santa's little elves on Christmas Eve.
I'm finding lots of healthy and adorable Christmas cookies. It's been hard to narrow it down to just 12, but I think I have them picked out!

I'm so excited!


Unknown said...

Wow Brittany, you are being adventurous aren't you ?!? ;)

I can't wait to see what you've come up with!!!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to see all your cookies!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Very pretty cookies!!!! I am so excited to bake this week :-)

erica said...

I cannot wait to see all your cookies!


Jessica said...

Ooh...I can't wait!

Unknown said...

Looking forward to these recipes!!