This is my 400th post!  I have had over 55,000 views which means 55,000 posts have been read.  Some of you read regularly, some dip in and out and others stumble across this blogspace by accident.  Whoever you are and however you get here, welcome 🙂

I confess to still feeling a little tired this morning from the weekends fun.  I had a lovely evening at home.  It involved lots of sprawling on the sofa alongside my gorgeous boy and a small dog.  Yes, Beryl was here for the weekend.

H and B under green blanket

This morning I focused on packing in some nutrients.  I had a very ripe mango

Mango hedgehog

and an avocado that just won’t ripen.  So I have given up with it and I popped it in the blender with the mango,


plus 1 tbsp of each of these powders and coconut milk.

3 powders

It was thick and creamy.  Had a slightly strange taste (I think I overdid the hemp protein) but was very drinkable.

avocado and mango smoothie

It was sunny and bright outside but cold.  However, 3 little faces told me it was time to go for a walk.

3 dog faces

We went over the road and it was lovely.

3 dogs walking

The streams were all full and flowing

Full streams

and some have popped up where there are usually none.

Another stream

I snacked instead of having lunch which was a mistake.  Toast with marmalade and then  cheese and biscuits.  So not healthy and too many calories.

I tried to make it up at tea time.  I roasted the salmon with cherry tomatoes, red onion and a red pepper, drizzled with some olive oil.

Salmon and mixed veg

Served with Quinoa which I cooked with some vegetable stock.

Quinoa, cherry toms and salmon

Nothing else was added.  No salt or seasonings.

dinner 10-12-12 close up

It was good, tasty and healthy and I have a portion ready to take to work tomorrow.

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 400th

  1. laura1952 says:

    Happy 400 to you Zoe! It looks like you have set yourself up for success for tomorrow. I made Bob and I some crock-pot/slow-cooker steel-cut oats last night with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/2 water 1/2 almond milk, which was so creamy and yummy this morning. Bob was really happy to have such a healthy start to the morning. I turned it on Low about 9:00 p.m. and it was ready for him at 5:00 a.m. He was a happy camper that I found a way for him to have hot cereal and not have to spend the time he doesn’t have cooking/stirring it for 20-30 minutes. It was so nice an creamy and I thought of you and your busy working week breakfasts.

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