Detox Day 7

I dutifully had my shake when I woke up today.  Last one – yippee!

What a beautiful morning 🙂  I met Ali in the forest for a walk.  We were not expecting to see so much snow on the tracks!

The snow on roads and pavements around here is beginning to melt but nothing seems to have melted in here.

It was a challenge to walk on but so gorgeous to look at and I really enjoyed chatting to Ali as we walked and slithered our way along the tracks and the beautiful surroundings were a bonus.

After the walk I had three figs and a banana for breakfast.

I then headed to Surrey for a herbal tea with Dad and then lunch with Sally.

Here’s a sign of a good friend – one who sits and eats your detox lunch alongside you – thank you Sally.  We made a salad from tomatoes, cucumber, green and yellow pepper, avocado and buckwheat sprouts, with an olive oil, vinegar and lime juice dressing.

Served with some asparagus.  It was supposed to be corn on the cob but I couldn’t find any so we had asparagus which we cooked.

It was tasty and eating so many vegetables really does fill me up and keep me sated for hours afterwards. It is just not what I feel like eating at this time of year, especially when it is so cold outside.  I want something like a stew.

I was out for supper with Michelle and Lucy.  We went to The Hare in Langton Green which is a huge pub and restaurant.  It was excellent.   I had the Malaysian fish stew (cod, salmon, haddock, prawns and mussels) with sticky rice and lots of extra steamed vegetables.  I was meant to have fish with vegetables so I wasn’t too far off the plan.  I resisted the bread, wine and dessert so was very pleased with my efforts.  We had a lovely evening and I would definitely go there again.

So that is that.  The detox is over.  I am very relieved and extremely pleased with my efforts and perseverance.  Detoxing during such cold weather and while I was quite busy was not ideal.  But this detox is well set out and easy to follow and I am happy I did it.  But even happier it is over 🙂

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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3 Responses to Detox Day 7

  1. It looks really beautiful there:) And the salad looks really good;)

  2. Holly says:

    Well done for persevering with the detox. Impressive effort!

  3. Laura Stavro says:

    Bravo and you deserve to be pleased. Lunch today looked so yummy. I have been eating sauted peppers one way or another all week because they are so nice and sweet. I just happened to buy a couple of advocados today, so I will be making this on Monday to go with the left over Panko crusted baked chicken. I’m glad it is our dinner time and kitchen sink spinach salad is on the menu! I’m hungry now for sure.

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