Trying To Be Good

I am trying to be good but finding it difficult.  I think after my birthday celebrations are finished (2 more weekends to go 🙂 ) I am going to give up sugar except for an occasional piece of fruit.  As soon as I have just a little bit, I want more!  So I think the time is nearly here for me to give it up for good.

On Tuesday evening I decided to try my first sweetcorn of the year.  The plants were looking good – the best I have ever grown.  I have been disappointed before though when I peeled away the leaves to find hardly any corn kernels.  I felt quite nervous.

sweetcorn 10-9-13 1 No need to worry though this year – success!  They were delicious which I know because I had 2 for supper.sweetcorn 10-9-13 This morning I fancied a smoothie.  I haven’t had one for a while but today was the day for one; 1 cup of soya milk, 1/2 a cup of jumbo oats, 1 tbsp Chia seeds, a scoop of protein powder, blueberries and a juicy peach.smoothie ingredients 12-9-13 For extra nutrition I added matcha powder and a marine algae.green powder Not bad at all and a lovely thick consistency.Smoothie 12-9-13 Mid morning though I was hungry so I had some scrambled egg on toast.  scrambled egg on toast 12-9 Then some almonds, raisins and pumpkin seeds.snack 12-9-13 That kept me going until supper time when I made a stir fry with a variety of vegetables.veg for supper 12-9-13 I marinated the chopped up chicken breast in some soy sauce with finely minced garlic and ginger.  It was served with half a sweet potato and half a white potato.  Very tasty.  If I hadn’t added so much butter, it would have been healthy too !dinner 12-9-13

I have a wonderful weekend away with the girls to look forward to so I don’t think there will be much abstaining going on!  I had better behave tomorrow during the day at least.

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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