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 a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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