Going With It

I continue to go with my new lifestyle of eating mainly plants and whole foods.  I was a bit worried about going back to work where there are so many temptations but I did well again.  In part thanks to Wholefoods.

I took breakfast in to work with me and it was really enjoyable but it looks a bit unappetising because it got shaken up as I walked to work.breakfast 6-1-15 2 I had an orange, some watermelon. pomegranate, a heaped spoonful of Co Yo, some granola and a 50g bag of raw mixed nuts.  It kept me going for hours.breakfast 6-1-15 I resisted a Monmouth coffee – I am proud of that one.  I have not given up coffee but I am trying to significantly reduce dairy so lattes are out.

Despite the pouring rain I walked to Wholefoods for lunch.  Just being in there makes me want to eat fruits and veggies.Wholefoods fruit display Their salad bar has been hugely improved.  I took a spoonful of all of thesesalad bar some of these and some plain undressed raw veggies as well.Wholefoods salad bar I had nuts in my breakfast so I didn’t need to add any of the sprinkles.salad bar sprinkles This doesn’t look much more appetising than breakfast as it is all jumbled up.lunch 6-1-15 2 But it tasted really good.  So many yummy things in one box.lunch 6-1-15I picked up some other bits while I was in Wholefoods such as these noodles and some miso which I had for supper.
soba and miso I cooked the noodles, drained them and set them to one side.  I then heated some more water and cooked some cavolo nero, kale, spinach and oyster mushrooms.  When they were nearly ready I added the miso and the noodles.  I served it garnished with some coriander and spring onions, served with soy sauce.miso greens 2I am not a huge fan of such simple flavours as it was all a bit bland but I ate it as it was all so nutritious.
miso greens 1

I feel very pleased with myself for such healthy eating.  I didn’t do a great deal of exercise but the walk from the station to the office and back is about 20 minutes as is the walk to Wholefoods and back so that is better than nothing.  Onwards and upwards.

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 Going With It

  1. Sally seiver says:

    Well done, Zoe. The return to work is always a challenge and is coupled with many temptations. God how I envy you having a Wholefoods so close. When we lived in Ca we had the first store around the corner in Palo Alto. I shall never forget the first time I walked through the doors of the Mecca of supermarkets. I went to the one in Richmond not long ago and the smell took me right back. Stay on track, keep at it and see you soon. Perhaps a dog walk one Sunday?

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