28 Day Vegan Challenge : Day 4

I didn’t bother taking a photo of breakfast as you have seen it before; 30 g oats, 100 ml almond milk, 12 g chia seeds and frozen blueberries which had defrosted by the time I ate them.  That came to 6 points (oats = 3, seeds = 2 and milk = 1).

On the way in to work I really fancied a latte.  So I had one!  Made with soya milk 🙂 2 points.

pod soya latte

For lunch I had some leftover chickpea, squash and shallots with tomatoes and cucumber.  If you have forgoteen what it looked like from yesterday, it looked like this, but not so pretty as it was in a tuppeware pot that had been travelling from home to the office.  It tasted OK cold and added 12 points to the total (1/2 can of chick peas = 4 and 2 tbsp olive oil = 8).

Merguez chick peas close up

At lunch time I popped out briefly for some air and a walk and picked up an apple which I ate late afternoon.Apple 4-2-13

I was late home tonight and when I got in I was tired and hungry.  I really wanted to eat something green as I haven’t eaten enough greenery lately but I was too tired to cook and clean up.  So I made a smoothie.  This one was all about the nutrients rather then the flavour.

1 orange
1 banana
Broccoli
Watermelon
200g tofu (5 points)

tofu and fruits and broccoli

I have never had frozen watermelon before.  Frozen fruits obviously make the smoothie colder which I like and they seem to make it a bit thicker too.Frozen watermelon

Plus 200 ml coconut water (1 point) and 28g pumpkinseed butter for some extra protein and healthy fat (5 points).pumpkinseed butter and coconut water

I wasn’t sure what colour it would be and it came out a pale greeney beige colour.  The predominant taste was broccoli which was a little unpleasant but it was acceptable.  I just thought about the nutritional value of those goodies in my glass and chugged it down.Broccoli shake

So another vegan day is over.  I found today really easy because I had been able to plan ahead and take food in with me.  That makes a huge difference.  I did my walking today too so I am feeling rather pleased with myself.  The only thing I can’t do is get to Weight Watchers as I am not getting home in time.  Hopefully, when I can get there, I will have lost a good amount.  I am certainly feeling a little lighter 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 28 Day Vegan Challenge : Day 4

  1. laura1952 says:

    Keep enjoying that “lighter” feeling Zoe. It will be great to see what your WW weigh-in will be when you do manage to get there.

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