What an amazing day I have had. Apparently I have lost 15 pounds this week. Yes, that is what the scales say. 15 POUNDS !!!!!! I know I have done the 5lbs in 5 days juice detox but even so, that can not be right. I weigh myself on the electronic scales at the local leisure centre and am wondering if they have been recalibrated or adjusted for some reason. I will see what the scales say next week but I have obviously lost a decent amount so I am really pleased.
I am also really pleased that this healthy eating seems to be contagious. For breakfast today, the Little Fella chose to have a portion of last nights dinner reheated (wholewheat noodles, chicken and lots of veggies) and washed down with a large glass of freshly made juice (orange, apple and pear). That beats the bowl of sugary cereal that most children eat for breakfast.
I bought some perfectly ripe peaches at Hartley Dyke Farm Store. If you haven’t been to see their lovely new store, pop in. They can be found next to Charity Farm Countrystore on Swattenden Lane, Cranbrook, TN17 3PS. Telephone 01580 712546. They are open 8am – 5:30 pm Monday – Saturday and 9 – 4 Sundays.
I ate mine this morning with some porridge which I made with half a cup of oats cooked with 2 cups of coconut water and half a cup of almond milk. I was going to have almond butter with it but only had a smidgen left in the pot so I added peanut butter too and then some blueberries. Really delicious and a sensible portion size. It was enough to keep me feeling full for hours but not too much to make me feel full. To encourage weight loss, I had a juice for lunch. I juiced 1/4 of a pineapple, some blueberries, lots of spinach, 2 celery sticks, sugar snap peas and the juice of a lemon. I blended the juice with an avocado. Well, most of an avocado as I did have to cut some out as it had gone brown. Not bad. Not amazing either but drinkable and full of nutrients. For dinner we were having a stir fry. These runner beans made excellent noodles as the base for the meal. I cooked up onions, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach and king prawns, flavoured with a splash of Thai fish sauce and fresh coriander and basil. Another small portion and packed full of goodness. Eaten and enjoyed by three of us. No one seemed to miss the conventional noodles or rice so runner bean noodles it will be again.
I am so chuffed I had a significant weight loss 🙂