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 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 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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