12:12 12-12-12

I was determined to try hard today to eat healthily.  I was working from home which makes it easier.

I am still enjoying the flowers Sally and Lucy R. sent me last week.  The lilies smell divine.

Lily close up

The roses are not very scented but they are a deep red velvet.  Just gorgeous.

red rose close up

I soaked 1/3 of a cup of raw buckwheat groats last night so I could add them in to a smoothie today.  I soaked them in water and rinsed well before using.

buckwheat groats soaked

Oranges are so sweet and juicy at the moment so I peeled one and popped it in.

orange close up

Along with 1 tbsp blue poppy seeds and 4 dates.

blue poppy seeds and dates

Plus some hemp seed milk.  This was really good but not filling enough.

smoothie 12-12-12

So about 2 hours later I had a small bowl of pecans, pistachios, raisins and 4 more dates.

nuts and dried fruit

Today was the last day I will ever experience the seconds, minutes, hours, day, month and year all being the same.  So I photographed the moment.  You will have to trust me on the seconds.

12-12-12 12 past 12

Lunch was super easy – I reheated the salmon, veggies and quinoa I had the other night.  It was OK but a tad dry so I added some mayonnaise which made it delicious again.

Quinoa and salmon

Supper was quite easy too.  Using a large frying pan, I fried some onions and chicken with a satay sauce , broccoli and kale plus some large Udon noodles.  I divide the pan in to separate areas and it works quite well at keeping the ingredients separate.

3 things in pan

Hard to photograph such a steaming bowl of yumminess.  A simple and very enjoyable supper.

chicken, noodles and greens

So, not too bad a day today 🙂

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 12:12 12-12-12

  1. laura1952 says:

    Oh my that dinner of yours looks so great and you reminded me I wanted to soak some Chia seeds in Almond Milk tonight, so I will do it now before I forget, yet again.

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