Keep Counting

Counting, counting, keep on counting.

I made breakfast the night before so it was there waiting for me:  40 g oats (4 points), 300ml sugar free almond milk (2 points), 1 tbsp Chia seeds (1 point) mixed with pumpkin pie spice, mashed butternut squash and a small banana.

When I was peckish today, which I was, often, I nibbled on this amazingly juicy and sweet melon.  I am usually quite ambivalent about melon but this one was particularly good.  Nil point!

For lunch I made a good attempt at eating green leaves.  Check these out!

Not for the faint hearted.  This is Cavolo Nero which is quite strong.  My reward for tackling it was this lovely runny perfectly ripe goats cheese.  3 points for 40 g.

I chopped it up and lightly sauteed it in 3 tsps butter (3 points).  When it was nearly cooked, I added a handful of spinach and let it just begin to wilt.

Topped it with the goat’s cheese.

Then a 2 egg omelette (4 points).

It was absolutely delicious and I enjoyed every mouthful.

Supper was easy.  It was sitting in the fridge waiting for me 🙂  I had a portion of the black bean salad I made on Sunday lunch time with 70 g of brown rice left over from last night’s dinner.  It was quite high in points but I knew that because I calculated it the night before and so made allowances during the day.  The black bean salad was 9 points (beans =3, pumpkin seeds = 1, oil = 4 and corn = 1) and the rice was 3 points.

Healthy, tasty and easy.

Weight Watcher Totals
Breakfast = 7
Lunch  = 10
Dinner = 12
Other = 4
Daily total = 33

Still counting.

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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2 Responses to Keep Counting

  1. laura1952 says:

    You must be feeling the effects of the great nourishment you have been eating. I know you use Kale alot and thought of you today when I read the Natural Noshing food blog for Sausage, Kale and Squash soup. I need to go buy Sausage and Kale to make this since I have some great deli sausage to put into it. http://naturalnoshing.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/kale-sausage-squash-soup/

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