Back To Work

I was back at work today after a 3 week break.  I was lucky to have so much time off so I shouldn’t complain about having to go back.  I was eased back to corporate life gently as I worked from home today which made the adjustment and sticking to the healthy lifestyle easier.

I had a fruity breakfast.fruit and granola 2 1 orange chopped up with a kiwi fruit, slice of watermelon, sprinkling of the granola I made yesterday and a dollop of Co Yo, a coconut yogurt.  This was a great way to start the day and I have made something similar for breakfast tomorrow.fruit and granola I made a mistake at lunch time.  A top tip for you all is that before adding chilli to a recipe, try it first!  I made a large salad and the intention was to add some cooked toppings, using up leftovers.  I warmed up half a can of chickpeas, some leftover roasted cherry tomatoes and, as it turned out, too large a spoonful of chipotle chillies.  I was aiming for a smokey and spicy flavour for the chickpeas.chick peas, tomatoes and chipotle It does look very pretty.lunch 3 5-1 This colourful bowl is made from romaine and lamb’s lettuce, topped with heated up leftovers of roasted courgettes and peppers, red lentil and kale dal, Bombay potatoes and the spicy chickpeas, garnished with fresh pomegranate.

The chickpeas were SMOKING!!!!!!  Wow they were hot.  I actually had to scrape them off and throw them away as they were too hot but at least I salvaged everything else.lunch 1 5-1 The Bombay potatoes and red lentil and kale dal reheated really well and the fresh and juicy pomegranate went really well with them.  I will have to make these again and photograph the recipe so I can share it as all 4 of us really enjoyed the potatoes and the dal.Lunch 5-1-15 1 For supper I made a vegan chilli with red pepper, onions, celery, garlic, chickpeas and black beans in a garlicy tomato sauce.  We ate it with a jacket potato.  It was good and there are 2 portions leftover for another evening.jacket potato and chilli

So I ate well, survived my first day back at work but failed to do any exercise.  I really must be better at fitting in time to exercise!


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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