I was feeling very proud of my eating efforts today until I went to the cinema to see ‘Pride’.  What an utterly brilliant film; gay rights, striking miners, Thatcher’s Britain, 1980’s music and themes of community, comradeship, tolerance and acceptance (or not!).  Comedy moments and really sad bits too.  Go and see it if you can.  I went with Lara and she made me have a bag of mints, she really did!  It was interesting going with her as the film is set in 1985 and I was her age when the events in the film took place.  I was quite an active demonstrator in my youth and participated in quite a few marches and attended many benefit gigs in London and around the country.  I doubt many of today’s youth in this country demonstrate like we used to.

So apart from the bag of mints, this is what I had today.

Mug of lime juice in water to start with.lime water 4-10-14 A kale smoothie for breakfast.kale for breakfast Made palatable with lots of freshly picked raspberries from the garden.kale and raspberries Blended with 2 frozen bananas and some coconut water then topped with pomegranate and coconut flakes.kale smoothie with pomegranates Rather pleasant.kale smoothie More kale for lunch, this time fried with onion and mushrooms and served with a parmesan cheese omelette.parmesan and eggs It was earthy and woody and cheesy, which was a good thing.  I really enjoyed this quick and easy lunch.parmesan omelette I may not be a good tomato farmer but I am doing really well with the potatoes.  Look at these beauties!home grown potatoes

Eaten with butter and some Salad Cream plus black beans, carrots, red pepper, tomatoes, sugar snap peas and cucumber.

dinner 4-0-14

So I was really good until the sweets. I want to see that film again and play some of those 1980’s hits from the likes of Bronski Beat and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.  What an era!


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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2 Responses to Pride

  1. laura1952 says:

    I agree and was surprised tonight when Bob put on the 80’s instead of the 70’s or 60’s when we had our first dinner/supper alone in months. Frankie Goes To Hollywood was Bob’s favourite and mine as well back in the day.

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