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!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Cookies- Day 3: Cocoa-Nutmeg Snickerdoodles

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 3rd day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Cocoa-Nutmeg Snickerdoodles.

Tonight, I fell in love.
Yes, I've fallen in-love with a cookie.I want you to imagine a sugar cookie, with a hint of cocoa and nutmeg.
Got it? Now you can see why I've fallen in-love, right?And for only 49 calories, this is a healthy relationship.
Which is good, because I've had my fair share of bad relationships with cookies.
Yes, I'm talking to Oreo's.

Get the recipe HERE.

My little elf.
Psst... I'm VERY excited about tomorrow, the 4th day of Christmas cookies!

On the 3rd day of Christmas cookies, your true love made for you, Cocoa-Nutmeg Snickerdoodles, Almond Meringue Kisses,
and Swirled Mint Cookies.


NAN said...

My sister loves snickerdoodles! I have been baking a lot too but the fattening things I am taking to chu4rch Sunday. Tomorrow I will make cut out cookies so the Sunday school kids can decorate them. I'd like to try your swirled mint!

erica said...

Yum! These cookies look delish. I am loving your 12 days of cookies. I have gotten some great recipes from you :] Loving the picture of your little elf.


Betty said...

I am new to your blog and I just love it. I am trying to lose weight too. I have alot to lose, but have already lost 50lbs.


Tiff said...

Hiiiii! Those cookies sound delish! Glad to see that you are doing well! :)

Schatzi said...

Yummy!! And your little "elf" is too cute!

Ak said...

That dog is so cute!!

Bella said...

Your elf is adorable!!! These cookies sound yummy, too. Thank you for posting all of these great recipes; they're giving me lots of good ideas.