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!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pumpkin Bread, and Weigh-in Day!

I've officially burned through my first batch of pumpkin candles, that I bought a few weeks ago. So instead of running off to buy more, I thought I'd fill my house with the cozy scent of pumpkin, by baking up some pumpkin bread. It worked like a charm, and was better then any candle. And you can't eat a candle.
Pumpkin Bread: 2. Candle: 0.

I had no motivation to do anything besides bake, and watch TV this evening. Luckily the little timer letting me know the bread was done baking went off right around supper time. So this deliciously moist pumpkin bread doubled as dinner and dessert. Score.
WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 15oz can of pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
WHAT YOU DO:
  • Mix the applesauce and both of the sugars into a large bowl.
  • Once mixed, stir in the beaten eggs and canned pumpkin. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the batter into a greased bread pan.
  • Bake at 350, for 40-50 min. Or until toothpick comes out clean
HERE'S WHAT I'M THINKING:
  • Servings-7
  • Serving size- 1 inch slice
  • Calories per serving- 226
I sprinkled mine with some chopped pecans, and a light dusting of powder sugar. Heaven on a plate.

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Weigh-in Day:

Last weeks weight- 202.5
This weeks weight- 200
-2.5 lbs

My goal was to be back in the 100's by today's weigh-in... But I KNOW I'll be there next week!

6 comments:

Hungry For Living said...

Mmmm I will have to try this.. I have never had pumpkin bread before.. I find that my tastes have changed as I got older and I am open to trying so many new things now.

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I'm the same way! I hated pumpkin, egg nog, and avocado when I was a kid, but now I love all three!

safire said...

I love using pumpkin especially this time of year. It look fantastic!

Congratulations on your loss! YAY!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Nice weigh in! You are doing great!!! Your pumpkin bread looks wonderful and comforting!!

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