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 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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