Confessions Of A Chocaholic

I took breakfast in again today and forgot to photograph it – sorry.  It sugar free muesli with almond milk, chia seeds and a banana.

I spent all morning in meetings but one at least was in another office so I managed a 15 minute walk each way in the sunshine to get there and back.  I am not walking the long distances I was when I was at home so I try to walk faster instead.

At around 12:30 I walked in to the market.  I was very hungry today and decided to have a more substantial lunch than usual.

I have often been tempted by this stall but never tried it before, until today.  It was really good.

The Vietnamese chicken curry was spiced perfectly for me and it had decent chunks of chicken in it.   I sat on a step in the sunshine and took 10 minutes to relax and breathe deeply and enjoy watching people wandering around.  I love people watching.

I have been quite disciplined about not eating much chocolate lately but at certain times I just have to have chocolate.  Today was one of those days.  The coffee cups and brownie pieces in Monmouth are quite small so this is not quite as piggy as it looks.  Nearly, but not quite.

I have decided that if I am going to have a sweet treat, it has to be really good or it is not worth it.  Monmouth Coffee’s truffles are chocolate heaven.  And their chocolate brownies are worth walking over hot coals for.  They are one of my favourite chocolate products on the planet.  The centre is super moist and rich and chocolatey and to get to it you bite through the crust which is firm and then slightly chewy.  I can not imagine a brownie being any better anywhere!

I enjoyed these with a coffee.

At home I had a green smoothie, again.  Sorry to be boring but I have to eat really lightly in the evening when I have a heavy lunch: Swiss chard, spinach, yellow tomato, frozen banana, 1/2 avocado, 2 dates, 1 tsp sunflower seeds and 1 tsp walnuts.

It was good.  I won’t add walnuts again though as they made it slightly bitter.

Thick and cold.  Just like ice-cream.

I shall fall asleep tonight, dreaming about chocolate truffles and brownies from Monmouth :-).  I hope you get to try one someday.

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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