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 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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