I Lost 8 Pounds

I gave up sugar.  I gave up dairy.  I gave up alcohol.  I gave up wheat.  1 week later I had also given up 8 pounds of fat.  Yes, I weighed 8 pounds less tonight than I did this time last week.  I am so delighted.  The diet mojo is back 🙂

Breakfast; leftovers from dinner last night.  I could have eaten all of this last night but I am trying really hard to eat less so I put a portion aside for breakfast today.  Brown Basmati rice, mushrooms, red pepper, spinach, kale and roast pork with a little soy sauce and Cholulah.  Nothing weird about eating stir fried pork, rice and vegetables for breakfast !

Breakfast 7-1-14 The sun was out briefly at lunch time.  Still windy though which is becoming very annoying.London buildings Lunch was a salad.chicken and prawn salad 2 Chicken and prawns with lettuce, roasted peppers, bean sprouts, cashew nuts and a spicy Thai dressing.chicken and prawn saladBefore dinner I went to the Leisure Centre to be weighed.  I knew I had been good so I was very optimistic.  It was still a huge relief to see those numbers coming up on the scales.  I raced home to share my good news with my supportive family and had a celebratory sweet treat – an apple 🙂
apple bittenDinner; half a baked potato, a large dollop of my homemade hummus, some minced beef cooked with onion, red pepper and lots of spinach plus a side salad made with pea shoots, salad leaves, celery and tomatoes.
dinner 7-1-14 2 Delicious.Dinner 7-1-14

I am very happy.

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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11 Responses to I Lost 8 Pounds

  1. Sarah says:

    That is crazy man! 8lbs in 7 days?!!! You must’ve been SOOOO angelic! So happy for you (and envious!)…xxx

  2. Big thumbs up, Mrs B :0)
    Congrats!

  3. Lucy says:

    Well done xx

  4. Michelle says:

    Wonderful news congrats great start to the new year and the diet xxxx

  5. laura1952 says:

    It’s time for the Happy Dance Kitty to show up. Celebrate, Celebrate, Dance to the Music! Woohoo Zoe on the healthier eating, feeling better and trying to change your eating habits. I can’t say the stir-fry, especially with pork would do my taste buds and singing for breakfast. Congratulations on releasing 8 lbs for your valiant effort to get back on tract to where you were before. Congratulations on getting back up and trying again.

    • Thank you Laura, as always for your support. An essential part of my motivation is tracking the weigjt loss. I now go to the local sports centre where they have electronic scales. They broke in Nov and I was so demotivated an I completely over ate! Ridiculous . I plan to go there every Tuesday and weigh in.

      • laura1952 says:

        Zoe, that is what I put basically on the cover page of the changed Mile A Day in 2013 to https://www.facebook.com/MADMile4Health. “Accountability Loves Support”. Weighing in and becoming accountable is a huge motivator. You can do this Zoe. Just keep focusing on how much better you feel mentally and physically. It affects everything you do in life.
        Hugs across the miles.

  6. gini smith says:

    Congratulations Zoe – a fantastic achievement. Well done. You must be feeling really pleased with yourself. Lots of love gx

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