After my excesses of the last 2 weeks I decided a short, sharp shock was needed and intended to just eat fruits and veggies today.  You can probably guess by the title of today’s blog that I failed!

The first thing I did today was to have a wander round the garden.  I do miss it during the week when I only spend short amounts of time in it.  Do you know what these are?

My last few parsnips which have flowered!  They are about 8 feet high.  They are being cut down today as the parsnips are too woody but they are a spectacular plant.  Imagine all that growing from a parsnip!

flowering parsnips

This white rose has smothered the apple tree and the scent is quite divine.  Such a lovely thing to come home to each day.rose on apple tree The clematis is in brilliant form again this and white clematis I harvested my first strawberry crop.  3 perfect little berries.3 strawberries strawberry close up Impossible to resist and they tasted fantastic.  I intend to have lots of plants next year.bitten strawberry These are the ingredients for a veggie juice: 1/4 of a large cucumber, 2 carrots, spinach from the garden, 1/2 a fennel bulb,1/2 a lemon and a Jalapeno pepper.veg for juicing Juicing is a great way to use up slightly past their best vegetables!  The Jalapeño gave it a very pleasant kick.Green juice 28-6-13 Next on the menu was a banana and Matcha soft serve which I had seen recently on Choosing Raw.  Gena made a delicious banana and Matcha green tea ice-cream and I wanted to try it.Matcha on spoon 2 simple ingredients (frozen banana and Matcha) blitzed until smooth.  Excellent.Banana and match soft serve I was still peckish so I blitzed some frozen blackberries, a fresh kiwi and a banana.Blackberries and kiwi What a stunning colour.  It tasted good too.Blackberry and kiwi Then a bot of boredom set in so I had a ham sandwich.  Later on a flapjack and then this happened – a pecan cupcake!  Oops.Pecan cup cake

While I have written this I have had a chunk of Cheddar and some celery.  A real failure in terms of excessive calories consumed but I did at least eat some very healthy foods too and some delicious food.  Tomorrow will be better.

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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7 Responses to Failed

  1. laura1952 says:

    The Parsnip looks like an ornamental plant like the Castor Bean which grows up to 15′ tall by season’s end. Sorry they were woody and your garden got decimated as well.

    It was a colourful day of eating for sure. I have not gotten one strawberry on mine due to something stealing them and I have them in a hanging basket, just like having over a dozen roses last Friday and today I have only 2 left. The beer dish was put out for the rose slugs and the two have remained all week while the beer dish gets filled with slugs and snails.

    • Gardening can be so very frustrating at times can’t it? I suppose it is one of the reasons why gardeners enjoy their successes so much, because you can never take them for granted.

      • laura1952 says:

        You bet. I’m just glad the beer works so well and always has. I also use vegetable oil, that I never eat myself anymore and soy sauce for the earwigs as well very successfully. They are little demons with their chewing too.

      • That sounds intriguing. What do you do with the oil and soy sauce?

      • laura1952 says:

        I just put the vegetable oil, which I only use for gardening and never for cooking, into a plastic dish and a few splashes of soy in it. The earwigs are attracted to the soy, but get weighed down by the oil and drown. Here, we get them by the hundreds of thousands and it helps so much. My neighbours with the organic garden also do this.

  2. Lucy Murphy says:

    I was doing quite well today until Trevor bought some Haagen Daaz. As we don’t have a freezer we had to finish it up – shame! x

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