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 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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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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