Organised Me

The last 3 weeks have been bad.  I have eaten lots of healthy food but lots of bad food too.  I don’t mean the occasional brownie I succumb to because they are freshly made and not full of chemicals and the like.  But I have eaten other things and in the last week, way too many snacks which I have not confessed to.

So last night I prepared for today to be a healthy start again.  When I came downstairs this morning, there were some vegetables ready washed beside the chopping board, peeler and knife.  All laid out ready from the night before.

In the fridge was the 1/2 can of rinsed black eye beans in a lunch box with some cherry tomatoes.  To which I added sugar snap peas and celery.

Plus carrots and spring onions.  I made a dressing of 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard and the juice of half a lemon.

I also took in some strawberries, blueberries, 20g oats, 100 ml soya milk and 1 tbso chia seeds.  When I ate it, the seeds had swelled up and absorbed all the liquid!

So, a very healthy and tasty breakfast and lunch.  All I had besides that was 2 cups of tea, lots of water, an apple and a pear.

I worked very hard today and long hours.  I left home at 6:25 am and didn’t return until 8:30pm.  And no, that wasn’t because I had managed a glass of wine on the way home!

I knew I would be hungry when I got in but wanting to spend time with Harvey so I bought supper in M&S and ate it on the train.  The train went very wobbly when I tried to take this photo!

It was ok actually.  Lovely salmon with a thick pepper crust, plenty of green leaves which I really enjoy and the potato salad was ok.

At home, I just had a cup of Rooibos Chai tea which is wonderful.  Phew, I ate well all day.  But I missed Weight Watchers again because I was too late.  I confess to being relieved though because I think I have put on 2-3 pounds which I am determined to lose by next week.

 

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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