Superfoods and Super Syns

I intended to flood my body with super foods today and get in lots of exercise.  I did complete both those goals but then the wine and pudding came out which was a disastrous combination.

The day started so well.  I often begin with a mug of hot water with honey (1 tsp) and apple cider vinegar (1 tbsp).honey and cider vinegar Before eating anything I wanted a glass of green goodness.  Lots of green algae and spirulina with kelp and matcha, blended with the juice of cavolo nero, purple kale and a bit of ginger to try and make it more palatable.green goodness and kale green goodness in pots I put 1/4 of a tsp of each powder in to the glass, made the juice, added an ice cube to chill it some more and then stirred to make it smooth.green powder in glass This tasted indescribably bad but I am hoping it did me a lot of good and I did manage to swallow it all!chilling the green To take away the nasty taste I had a plate of ripe and sweet fruit.plum banana and flowersOne very large and perfectly ripe black plum and a banana.  It was great.banana and plumWe all went on a walk of about an hour in Hemstead Forest which was lovely.  We were lucky to avoid the rain and we all enjoyed being outside and walking.

Back at home the others had sausages with crusty bread but I had prawns on salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and red pepper) with 1 tbsp mayonnaise and grapes.
prawn salad with grapes I really like the taste combination of prawns with grapes.  I am not sure why but they seem to really complement each other.prawn salad

Do you have a space in your house where you dump stuff?  We do, it is a large room in the attic and we have been chucking stuff in there for years.  This afternoon Lara kindly (and bravely) helped me start sorting and we managed a good 3 hours up there.  We found all kinds of treasures, loads of rubbish – why ever did we keep that ??? – and things that did belong there.  We have a lot left to do but it was great to make a start.

Having spent the afternoon tidying and sorting, my gorgeous girl, with some ‘assistance’ from her brother cooked us a fantastic dinner.  I was told to sit and relax and given some crisp and perfectly chilled NZ Sauvignon Blanc.  As I relaxed in to the sofa, so did my diet mojo !

By the time supper was ready, I was 2 glasses down and dieting was not in the forefront of my mind plus the dinner was so good I had to stuff my face.  Well done, Lara, it was awesome.

She did have a head start.  Yesterday we bought a boned and stuffed chicken from Hartley which required minimal preparation and when cooked, it was very tasty.  We all really enjoyed it, eaten with a potato salad and mixed salad.  We will definitely be having that again.

chicken dinner 9-11-14 candles and flowers I watched Australian Masterchef this evening and they made a dessert with roasted white chocolate, which I had never hard of before.  Well, would you believe it, while I was salivating over watching Masterchef Australia, my daughter was sticking white chocolate on the outside of the crumble so it would roast while the crumble baked. It was fantastic as it caramelises and goes slightly chewy and a bit sweeter.  Quite amazing.  The apple, plum and crumble topping were all wonderful too.

caramelised white chocolateCovered in custard it was amazing.
apple and plum crumble

So another day’s Syns blown and busted but today, every extra calorie was worthwhile.

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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