The Seventh Day

Thank goodness this detox is virtually over.  It has been hard work.  The actual detox plan works well and is easy to follow.  But detoxing when you have to work as hard as I have lately is tough.  But I am proud of myself for sticking to it and grateful to Lara for doing it with me.

Breakfast was a shake.

Instead of adding the powder to a juice I made a smoothie so I could combine the shake I should have had at 7am with the fruit I was allowed to eat mid morning.  It was a bit thick but ok.

When detoxing you are supposed to relax but that has not been possible this week.  However, I am so tired I needed some down time so today I cancelled my original plans of shopping in Brighton and bunkered down at home.  I made time to listen to the radio and indulge in my new hobby.


I am making Lara a blanket in pink and grey.  I am using a simple but not the most straightforward pattern so I have to concentrate a bit but not too much.  I find it very relaxing.

Lunch today was a salad. I picked these beauties from the garden.

And added them to lettuce, rocket, peppers and cucumber.

Dressed with olive oil, cider vinegar and lemon juice.

And on the side, corn on the cob.  Not so good without butter but still enjoyable.

I walked for just over an hour this afternoon and came home to make a dinner which was delicious.

Monkfish with Garlic and Ginger (serves 4)


1 large monkfish tail, cur tin to 2 lengthwise
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 square inch of fresh ginger, finely grated
1/2 tbsp olive oil


Combine garlic and ginger in a bowl with the oil
Mix to blend well
Spread over the fish and leave to marinade for an hour

Grill for 10-15 minutes until cooked through, turning once.

This was served with courgette, carrots, red, yellow and green pepper which was cut in to matchsticks and stir fried lightly.

I also made guacamole, from perfectly ripe avocados, kaffir lime and a light sprinkling of salt.

This meal was delicious, full of flavours which went really well together.

So enjoyable, eating something so tasty and knowing it is s good for you.  Nearly as enjoyable as knowing that tomorrow I can eat what I like 🙂


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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4 Responses to The Seventh Day

  1. laura1952 says:

    High Fives from Brougham, Ontario, Canada for not giving up. You were under the biggest test with all the work you had to do. Yeah to you my fellow Virgo!! ☺

  2. veg grower up the road says:

    Well done Zoe. It sounded like a mega challenge. I bet that fish tasted good! Dog walk soon? Xx

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