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, May 10, 2011

A :Deliciously Healthy date night.

This past weekend, Joe and I went on a dinner/movie date, to see Thor. Who knew Thor was such a hunk?
That's some 6' 3" muscly goodness right there.
Any way. back to what I was saying....

First, we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Jim-N-Nicks.
I usually sneak in a Dr. Pepper, and a couple cheesy muffins while we're there. They are free after all... But this time I ordered a water with lemon, and told my husband to slap my hand if it started creeping over to the bread basket. Luckily, he didn't have to. That might have been embarrassing.

After our movie, we took a little stroll around the outdoor mall.
And that meant we had to pass the Cold Stone.
You can smell the sugar coming out of that place... and I love it! But that's bad. Very, very bad. I shouldn't love it. I should stay away from it. Far, far away. And that's exactly what I did. I even passed up this Cold Stone sign, that made me drool. You can probably see me drooling in the reflection.

Just a few steps past the cold stone, we saw Menchie's, a frozen yogurt restaurant.:
We had never been there, so we thought we'd be adventurous and check it out. Best. Decision. Ever.
It's a self serve frozen yogurt joint, where you can choose you're own yogurt, and your own toppings! I took a couple walk throughs to soak in all the flavors and toppings, before I made my decision. Then I tried to make the best decision possible. I wanted to get chocolate frozen yogurt, with brownies, nuts, marshmallow topping with fudge and caramel.
But instead, I resisted the temptation, and got this:
Chocolate and vanilla swirl, mini dark chocolate chips, coconut, strawberries, and low-fat sugar free fudge. Plus, I exercised moderation on everything. It ended up being just the right amount.

Way better then Cold Stone, if you ask me. And a lot nicer on your girlish figure ;)

You should check to see if they have one near YOU. And if they do, you should go. Right now.
And if they don't, just be patient. They are coming soon, to 22 new states!

I heart date nights. Especially when they're :Deliciously HealthyWhat's your date night temptation?
What's your idea of a healthy date night?
Have you ever been to Menchie's?


safire said...

A frozen yogurt place like the one you showed opened next to my apartment. I try to limit myself to 1-2x a month :) but it's always an indulgence! YUM.

I watched Thor last Friday with the BF and I LOVED IT TOO! The guy was SO HOT hahaha

*Whitney* said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!! So jealous! I checked to see if they have any in PA, but no luck..not yet anyway!

My date night temptations is probably ice cream (see my most recent post - I'm a sucker for ice cream). We'll stop at the grocery store and get stuff to make our own sundaes.

A healthy date night includes eating something that doesn't feel like lead after 30 minutes! LOL

Never been to a Menchie's, but fro yo places are becoming really popular now. Love it! :-)

divad said...

Fantastic choices. I bet nothing tastes as good as being in control of your choices does!

Chubby McGee said...

That place sounds deliciously amazing.

You wouldn't happen to have noticed if they had vegan soft serve, did you?

P.S. Just found your blog. YOU RULE!!!!!!

Unknown said...

What a perfect date !

How was the movie? That guy is hot! We have a place here like that yogurt place, I think it's called FUNYOGURT or something like that.. Kids love it! It's cheap and tastes good and also good on the body too! ;)

Former Fat Bride said...

Ooh look at you with your awesome self control.
I can't on date nights :o)
Well, maybe I can. Thanks for the challenge!

Diandra said...

Our date nights... depends. Most often, I still cook (because I love to cook, and because we're on a budget), but sometimes we go to our favorite doener place (doener = thin slice of bread, lots of veggies, beef or lamb roasted on a spit and spicy sauces). It's fast food, but it's the healthiest fast food we can get around here. After dinner we may go for a walk, to the cinema or watch a movie at home and cuddle. We're really boring. ^^

Hmm, frozen yogurt... don't think we've got that kind of stuff in Germany. I love making my own "ice cream" from strawberry yogurt, though.

erica said...

I have never seen a frozen yogurt place as we do not have them here. This one looked really neat though and your Menchie looks divine.


Kelly said...

No date nights for me anymore, BUT this old woman has been lusting after "Thor" since I saw the trailer.

Sean, Jen, Carson and Addie said...

We love those yogurt places, they are on about every corner here. Of course we have to try out every place we see because they are all so tasty!!

Corletta said...

It's been way to dang long. I hope that you are doing well. By the way, twin, my hubbie and I also went on a Thor date! It was so stinkin fun. 3D was our added splurge :)Also, we have an ice cream place like that. It's called Yogurt Mountain!

Kat said...

FroYo STILL hasn't caught on in MN, but Marcus and my Maid of Honor can tell you that if I'm in a city that does do FroYo, I'm basically on a jag from the time I land until the time I leave. Like, I can barely help it!

Dian said...

Way to BE!

Jess said...

Our date nights usually take us to our favorite little Italian place or a Japanese restaurant. I really struggle with bread baskets and fried rice!!!

I'm not a big sweet eater, but the yogurt looks so good.

Glad you had fun!

NAN said...

Brittany, you haven't posted for awhile- I hope all is well with you! I have had a baking day today and it was lots of fun even if I heated up the kitchen (it's 90 outside).