The End Of 2013

Another year lived.  Another year with many happy events, wonderful memories, time well spent with my wonderful family and dear and cherished friends.  A year which included some fantastic travels, holidays and celebrations.  There were also times which were not so good.  There are things I am reflecting on and working out how to improve or avoid to make the next year better.

One of my biggest frustrations and disappointments is that I weigh about the same now as I did 12 months ago.  I can take solace from the fact I am not bigger and heavier but I so very badly want to be smaller and lighter.  It is up to me and me alone to sort that out and sort it I will.

My penultimate day of the year was spent having a very enjoyable long and leisurely lunch at my Dad’s with my sister Abi and her family.  We both took along the lunch.  I made roasted vegetables with pearled spelt.

This is quite a new discovery for me and I rather like it.  The grains are slightly larger than rice and have a good firm texture.  Sharpham Park Pearled SPelt

I oven roasted some red onion, parsnips, carrots, beetroot and leeks.roasted roots Abi made a fantastic ‘Salmon Coulibiac’  from the Hairy Bikers recipe pages.  You can look the recipe up here.  I highly recommend it.  Now I know it has rice with it, I would probably recommend serving the salmon with something lighter than roasted veggies and a starchy carb as the salmon had rice in it.  The salmon coulibiac was absolutely delicious and I would like to eat it again.  I think with a green and tomato salad and a glass of something chilled would be perfect.Abi's salmon But how we had it was good too.lunch 30-12-13 I also made a trifle as that is one of my Dad’s favourites.  I made a mini one with soya custard for Harvey.  I know a traditional trifle doesn’t contain fruits but I have to stick them in somewhere so I added banana and raspberries.Trifle We had a lovely day.Granny and Papa

We will be welcoming in the new year with our lovely near neighbours, David and Annette.  I am going to make a chocolate tart to take along and that will be the last sweet thing I eat for a very long time as I will be giving up sugar again.

I hope you have a good evening and that your new year will find you blessed with good health and will be filled with happiness, laughter, love and peace.

Buddha and candleThank you all for stopping by my blog.

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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2 Responses to The End Of 2013

  1. laura1952 says:

    May the New Year of 2014 find you continually learning about your mind, body and soul for what makes your individualized spirit here on Earth tick to it’s best tune. Happy New Year Zoe and the Bennett family and friends alike from across the miles, borders and continents. ~ Laura Stavro
    http://facebook.com/MileADayin2013 Hopefully this can be changed to MAD Mile 4 Health or Mile A Day 4 Health early in 2014 with Facebook’s permission that I am waiting on.

    • Thank you Laura and happy new year to you too. I learn more each year and hopefully this will be the year I can apply it all and remain disciplined. I need to get my Tractivity working again – I found that really motivating so I can ensure I get my MAD in too

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