A Hectic But Sugar Free Day

I worked from home today and Harvey had his friend Lucas over for the day.  I was hoping the last day of the week would be relatively easy and that I could fit in a dog walk with the boys.  Oh my goodness, it was crazy.  I didn’t even manage to have an uninterrupted lunch!  I had many meetings booked which are by conference call but in the background my mobile kept going too so I worked flat out at an intense pace all day.

I was very glad I had started my day early with a swim and a nourishing breakfast.  I am conscious that having stopped eating sugar, I may have taken David Gillespie’s advice of eat what you like to get over the cravings a bit too far.  There is plenty of fattening and unhealthy food that does not contain sugar!  So I made a big effort today and am rather pleased with my efforts.

The colours of a traffic light!  I prepared some pomegranate, pumpkin seed and 1/4 of an orange to add to my breakfast.
pomegranate, orange and green I made porridge and added some Chia seeds to the porridge and then topped it with the pomegranate, orange, pumpkin seeds and Macadamia butter.breakfast 25-10-13 WOW!  WOW!  WOW!  That Macadamia butter is amazing.  Very rich and creamy tasting.  I brought it back from Australia this summer and am very pleased I did.  If I had known how amazing it was I would have brought back more.  The nuts were harvested by hand, the butter was packaged on the farm and the farm is solar powered so it ticks lots of ethical boxes too.Hand 'N' Hoe Macadamia butterLunch was simple.  Jacket potatoes with butter, a little Cheddar, one fresh large tomato and half a can of sardines.  I have not had enough oily fish lately so it was good to eat some today.
lunch 25-10-13 Late afternoon I was peckish so I had the Pecans left over in this jar and a cup of green tea which kept me going until supper.pecans in glass jar Thank you for the home laid eggs Eula 🙂box of eggs This is really gross!  Lurking in my fridge was this pot of Vanilla soya yogurt!  I was quite fascinated by the range of colours of the moulds.mouldy soya yogurt For supper I am going to have cauliflower and broccoli cheese, which I made yesterday.  It is in the oven warming through as I write this blog.cauli and broc cheese

I suspect I will then have a large glass of wine and snuggle up with my lovely boy in front of the tv for the evening.  I feel very tired but relieved I managed another sugar free day, and one that I managed to fit in some swimming and added some really healthy foods.  Have a happy and healthy 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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