The Cretaceous Layer

I have had a very bad 2 days of eating so was determined to do well today.  It is getting easier when I am at home because I have removed virtually ALL temptation.  We no longer have any bread, crackers, cheese or anything snacky.  We also have no breakfast cereals I may be tempted by.

I did not fancy a green smoothie and went for a pink one instead.  I have some beetroot remaining in the garden.  They are quite “woody” but fine in a smoothie and presumably still provide useful vitamins, minerals and fibre.  Plus a gorgeous colour.  I also had a large slice of mango and a large handful of berries.

beetroot, mangoes and berries I also added 1 tbsp acaii powder, 150 ml hemp seed milk and ….Acaii powder in sun half a pot of mixed berry Co Yo.

Co Yo Berry pot It turned out perfect.  A perfect pink smoothie because it was a beautiful colour, thick and smooth consistency and tasted pretty good too.

perfect pink smoothie 2

I have mentioned before that I am slowly working my way through my freezer.  I am finding some very old food in there!  Today I thing I made it below the Cretaceous layer and pulled out these 2 gems!

frozen potsI would probably be more careful with old food containing meat or fish but I am quite relaxed about ancient vegetarian food.  I don’t know when the Macaroni cheese went in to the freezer but I found it under the Aduki Bean Chilli which helpfully had a date on it so I am guessing it was September 2011.  I rarely eat ready meals like these but I was working from home today and was too busy to prepare anything so thought this would do.

While the Macaroni cheese was cooking, I snacked on some nuts and raisins.

nuts and raisins It didn’t help that it burned slightly but this looked disgusting.  It also didn’t help that as I was going to eat it I had to take a 20 minute call so it was a tad too cool.mac cheese in a box It didn’t look so bad on the plate with some cheery chopped tomatoes.  But my goodness, it did not taste good.  How do people eat this stuff?  I ate about half and then put the rest in the bin.low fat mac cheese and tomatoes I was hungry and busy so what could I eat, in my snackless house?  Mmmmm, these 2 jars had escaped the clear out.Coconut and almond butter I spent 5 minutes making a bowl of porridge to which I added coconut butter and almond butter.  A strange thing to have for lunch but I rather enjoyed it.Porridge with coconut and almond butters The second item I foraged from the depths of the freezer was an aduki bean chilli which was perfectly acceptable.  Quite spicy though so I am impressed Harvey ate it but he also realised it was that or nothing as our fridge and cupboards really are quite bare.Aduki Bean Chilli

So, a reasonable days eating.  Not enough fruits and veggies so I will make a big effort to eat more raw 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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3 Responses to The Cretaceous Layer

  1. laura1952 says:

    The Smoothie looked great. The Mac and Cheese ended up where it should be. Purging out with the tempting foods is must when you want to release the weight to The Universe. I am sorry to read about the 2 bad days of eating when you are working so hard to change your eating habits. Thanks for not giving up. Just keep looking at the before pictures you don’t want to return to when temptation strikes. There are always healthier quick options. A couple stalks of Celery and Peanut/Almond Butter are always a quick one for me with an apple cut up and some Gluten Free Crackers with Cheese. It doesn’t get gobbled down, you can still work, wipe the figures and doesn’t protest for the wait to be eaten.

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