Macro

Macro what you may wonder?  What is she going on about today?  Macro biotics?  Not really.  I came close with breakfast but I had raspberries and a banana and fruit is not macrobiotic.  The 50 g soaked overnight and eaten raw buckwheat groats (5 WW points) are macro biotic.

As was the 150 ml almond milk (1) and the 1 tbsp sunflower seed sprouts (1).

The resulting smoothie was thick and smooth thanks to my beast of a blender.  I was never such a fan of buckwheat in a smoothie with my old blender as I could not get it smooth enough but my Vita Mix makes it as smooth as ice-cream :-).

Lunch was delicious but soooo high in points.  I was working in an office on the North side of the river today so I went to the enormous M&S at Moorgate.  I bought an avocado and feta salad which was delicious and had quinoa, edamame and broad beans in it.  And having researched this evening, squillions of points!!!  That came in at 14 or 15 points and is one of the 5 “healthy” salads that has more calories and more salt than a burger.  Oops, but a good lesson learned!

I was hungry so also bought 140 g turkey (4) an apple and some white fleshed nectarines which were perfectly ripe, sweet and very juicy.  I managed to leave 2 for Harvey who adores these.

Macro economics?

Not sure how much economic theory or credible research went in to this statistic.  This ‘Occupy London’ camp has been set up here in the City since last October.  It has played havoc with that lawn!

Supper was a simple stir fry of 100 g cooked brown rice with Arame seaweed (4), 2 tsp sesame oil (3) plus onion, mushroom, broccoli and ‘wok broc’ a broccoli I am growing for the leaves rather then the broccoli.

Delicious and only 7 points.  And macro biotic.

But that is not the macro I am talking about today.  This is.  Can you see what it is?

I have a new toy.

Thanks to my birthday and Christmas money from my Daddy and a lil treat to myself, I am now the proud owner of a brand new macro lens for my camera.  I have wanted one for ages and ages and ages.  There is a plus side to working :-).

So excited.  Unfortunately I was home so late it was nearly dark and I was too impatient to get the tripod out so these are not perfectly in focus but gives an idea of some fab photos to come.  I love this one.  Not bad for hand held at dusk.

Plenty more macro photos to come, of that I can guarantee.

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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