Gorgeous Girls

I had a bit of a heavy heart today.  Time to say farewell again to my lovely girl who was heading back to Durham (not for long though but more on that another day).  She was taking Lucy with her and I was happy she would have company as that is a long drive.

I cooked a big breakfast as they were not planning on stopping during the 5 1/2 hour journey.  I had one slice of wholemeal toast with a poached egg and some smoked salmon.   7 points (60 g salmon = 2, 1 slice bread = 2 and  egg = 3).  I bought the bread and salmon in the village shop which needs support.  The bread comes from a local bakery and the salmon is smoked locally.

smoked salmon and egg

The forecast was for snow which was not helping my anxiety levels!  Farewell gorgeous girls, until next time.Lara and Lucy

Drive carefully.Car going through gate

I had a late morning snack of a Dr. Karg’s cracker, butter and some Stilton – 7 points.

I then made a light lunch.  After marinating chicken breasts in fresh lemon juice, salt and tarragon I covered the dish and baked in the oven for 25 minutes.  This resulted in very moist just cooked chicken breasts.  I chopped them up and stir fried with sweetcorn scrapped from the cob, cavolo nero and green beans.chicken, sweetcorn and cavolo nero

It was light and very tasty.  9 points (chicken breast = 4, oil = 4 and corn =1).Chicken and veg

I stir fried using Benenden Sauce which is made locally.  Although it is sold as a salad dressing, it makes  a very good stir fry sauce as it is sweet and garlicky and has soy sauce in it.  If you haven’t tried it in a str fry, give it a go.Benenden Sauce

I spent a very enjoyble 3 hours playing Mah Jong with Annette and David.  I had a large glass of white wine – 6 points.

I was not in the mood for cooking this evening so I made a simple supper of 40 g Gruyere (4 points), 46 g Red Leicester (5 points), grapes and a juicy orange.grapes, orange and cheese

This was not a perfect weekend of eating and Friday was a disaster.  So not very excited about weigh in day tomorrow but I will definitely go anyway.

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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