Pleased With Myself

I had a ridiculously stressy and busy day today.  But I am feeling pleased with myself because this was exactly the type of day that sends me running for the chocolate and latte and cake and then another latte with a Brownie.  I managed to eat all healthy and all raw (apart from herbal tea and one breakfast tea) all day.  Phew.

It helped that I had made breakfast and lunch the night before.

making lunch the night before 1 My work colleagues were not impressed with the look of my breakfast.  “What is that pot of gloop”? one asked.  They were more amused than I was that it was frozen solid.  I made this delicious breakfast pudding last night and popped it in the freezer, hoping for a kind of ice-cream consistency in the morning.  It didn’t work out like that though.  It was like a brick.frozen gloop After a couple of hours it was edible.  It was delicious.  Last night I soaked 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds in water.  After a couple of hours I rinsed them and then blitzed them with half a pineapple and a banana until completely smooth.  The main flavour was pineapple because it was at the perfect stage of ripeness.  It did take quite a lot of willpower to not just guzzle it there and then.  It was really good.Pineapple and seed breakfast For lunch I enjoyed the salad I took in.salad 4-6-13 2 Sugar snap peas, radishes, cherry tomatoes, large tomatoes, celery, spiralled carrots and cucumber and a generous slug of the Martha Stewart dressing I made the other day.  Lovely.salad 4-6-13 I am going to do this more often – wash a selection of vegetables and place them in pots in the fridge so it is easy to make the next days lunch.  I have already made tomorrow’s lunch and it literally took just a few minutes 🙂3 pots I really wanted something chocolatey so I tried to recreate the amazing chocolate milkshake I made the other day.  So out came the Carob, Lucuma, half a melon, spinach, kale, celery, avocado and spirulina.smoothie stuff 4-6-13 I didn’t add any liquid as I wanted a thick milk shake consistency and the melon was juicy enough.powder and greens Version 1 was……… revolting!!  it really was.choc green smoothie 1 So out came the cavalry; cacao powder, Tahini and banana which are pretty much guaranteed to make a smoothie more edible.reinforcements Much better 🙂Green choc smoothie 2

Here’s hoping tomorrow goes well too !

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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