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, June 27, 2011


Today I was craving a steak. Which is hilarious, because I hate steak. I'm a chicken and turkey kinda girl. So, when I told my husband about today's craving, he looked at me weird, grabbed his keys, and took me to go get steak. It was good. Really good. I'm not sure how bad steak is for a diet? But it's not like it was smothered in cheese and butter, so it can't be too bad. Plus I didn't order soda. And...It doubled as my lunch and dinner, so that helps :)

Today I resisted the urge to buy a tub of chocolate frosting at the store. I used to buy one of these, and eat it plain, by the spoon full. I had a brief flash of me doing just that, as my eye spotted it in the store. But, I continued walking. Well, after I took a picture of course :)

Today I had a blast making peach jam with a friend. Peaches are on sale at Sprouts this week for 49 cents a pound! I bought 40 peaches for 4 dollars and something cents. How awesome is that? I used THIS recipe. It calls for 4 1/2 cups of sugar, but I only used 2 cups. I haven't tried it yet, but my friend had already made a batch using 2 cups of sugar, and she said it tasted great. I can't wait to try it on a piece of toast in the morning!
And I will end this fabulous day, by watching Seinfeld with my hubby. Where I will probably say out loud, "Don't listen to Kramer!"...or George for that matter :)

What's your favorite kind of jam?

Have you ever made jam before?


Red Deception said...

I think it is impossible for any jam to be better than raspberry. My grandpa used to make it, and I loved to have it on toast and biscuits.

safire said...

I like strawberries and other berry preserves! The peach jam looks amazing!

Sometimes you just have cravings and it's unexplainable. I think it's important to address them before they blow out of control though :)

Jessica said...

I have never made jam....but have blueberry bushes in my back yard. Maybe I can do some blueberry jam :)

Becky Jones said...

You can make freezer jam with splenda or stevia. I made some strawberry freezer jam with splenda last fall and my family loved it. I also canned plum jam for the first time last year and it is so delicious! YUMMY!

Congratulations on bypassing the choc. frosting. I gave into it last week but it was delicious homemade choc buttercream frosting. Being a great cook and awesome baker is NOT a blessing sometimes!

You're doing great!!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE peach jam! I made some last year and I think I still have some in my freezer- I've been trying to save it. :)

Good job on resisting the frosting. Lately, I've been having lots of the moments in the grocery store where I pick up a jar of hot fudge and put in the cart only to pause and take it back out and put it back on the shelf. It's just too dangerous sometimes!

Bella said...

I love boysenberry jam the best, although I've never made it myself.

Steak isn't bad for your diet, especially if it's only an occasional treat and you get a leaner cut.

I liked this post because it showed you indulging in some cravings and passing others by, all while appreciating the simple joys of life.

Kat said...

I want to try making jam this year SO badly - I'm scared to death I'll botch the canning somehow, but the whole affair just sounds lovely, really.

My favorite kind is raspberry :)

erica said...

Yum! I love homemade jams!