Sticking To My Diet

I got up to discover an amazing sky this morning.  It was a splendid mackerel sky and the tree branches and trunks, which are now definitely without any leaves, stood out as stark silhouettes.  Quite stunning.

morning sky 5-1-14 This is currently my favourite breakfast.breakfast 5-1-14 Kale, spinach, brown Basmati rice and eggs.  Very simple but nutritious and delicious.  Served with a little soy sauce.  Quite a modest bowl of this kept me completely sated for 5 hours which is great.breakfast close up 5-1-14 I was spoilt with some fab presents this Christmas.  I really like these packets which contain tinned fish which I am looking forward to sampling.  They look too pretty to open though!3 boxes of fish Thank you Lucy for the fish and this gorgeous Tisane.  It is lemongrass and purple bachelor button which I have never heard of before.  I had not heard of Hands On Earth before either and they have some intriguing products which I hope to become better acquainted with this year.Amalia Tisane This was lovely.  The smell of lemongrass alone was delightful and I enjoyed this mild flavoured tisane.lemongrass tea I had a very light lunch as were having a roast dinner later on.  I made up a large bowl of raw veggies; it was mainly mixed leaves to which I added celery, cucumber and tomato.salad bowl 5-1-14 As a simple dressing I mashed half an avocado with the juice of half a lemon and some salt.avocado,lemon and salt I stirred the dressing in to the salad and enjoyed it very much as it all tasted very fresh.  I didn’t add any protein as I intended to eat meat later so decided to save the calories until then.salad lunch 5-1-14 James cooked diner tonight which was a very pleasant surprise as I do nearly all our cooking.  It was great to have an evening off.  I had roast pork with roast potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots and peas with a small amount of gravy.  It was really good.roast pork dinner

That was it.  No sugar.  No Dairy.  No Wheat.  No alcohol.  I drank herbal teas, black coffee and water throughout the day.  I am very pleased with today’s efforts and am well prepared already for tomorrow, the first day back at work in 3 weeks!

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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4 Responses to Sticking To My Diet

  1. suzjones says:

    Yay you. I love reading about the things you eat. I actually blogged about what I made for lunch yesterday lol
    Today for lunch I am making a salad with spinach, avocado, brown basmati rice and a small tin of lime & chili salmon. 🙂

  2. Lucy says:

    Yum, that roast looks delicious, and I always think it tastes doubly good if you haven’t had to cook it. Glad the tea is good, I wouldn’t be able to open the sardines though as the boxes are so lovely. Xxx

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