Struggled But Succeeded With NO SUGAR

I had a battle of wills with myself today but I won.  Phew!  I really fancied cake today but I managed to resist, even though after school I took Harvey to my favourite local farm shop and he chose some chocolate. He hasn’t had any added sugar at home either this week so he was allowed some. I managed to not give in and am very pleased with myself.

I was in the swimming pool first thing this morning and managed 30 lengths today.  It is getting easier.

swimming things I wanted a quick and easy breakfast so opted for a smoothie.  I had 1 tbsp of the protein powder, Udo’s oil and Chia seeds with Soya milk.smoothie ingredients 11-10-13 I was feeling tired and not quite right so I added lots of green superfood; wild blue green algae, spirulina and kelp.  The Glutagenics supplement has a licquorice flavour which I like and is designed to support your gastro-intestinal lining which is important for digestion and your immune system.  You can read more about it here.  I always take it in once the nights start drawing in and people around me start sniffing and sneezing.  I take that and a mixture of supplements to give my immune system some support.  For additional vitamin C I added some blackcurrant.supplements and geen goodies This smoothie was not for the faint hearted!  It did not taste great so took a while to get through but I persevered as it was so full of goodness.smoothie and supplements I worked from home today and by early lunch time I was really hungry and feeling stressed so I had a bit of a toast binge.  I ate 4 slices; 2 with Vegemite and 2 with Cream Cheese.  I then ate some pistachios and had a refreshing cup of lemon myrtle green tea.pitachios and tea I also nibbled some of these activate nuts as I received a food package from Planet Organic.activated nuts I was inspired by my toast bingeathon to have something far healthier for supper.  I made a large salad with red cabbage, tomatoes, celery and spring onion.  I added mixed green leaves when I served it and a salad dressing made with:

Salad Dressing

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp flax oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix vigorously with a small whisk and pour over salad.  It was fresh and lively and delicious.salad 11-10-13 I had mine with a jacket potato and cheese on top – and butter!  It seemed the weather for a jacket potato.  The menfolk had chili con carne on theirs and it was quite spicy so they added salad to help with the heat.  I was really impressed that Harvey ate so much salad.dinner 11-10-13 Beryl didn’t eat her greens!Beryl in bowl

I finished the evening off with a large glass of wine and some olives.  Cheers and have a wonderful weekend.

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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