Eight Is The Magic Number

The magic number is …….

8 I lost 8 pounds this week – YEEEEEEEEHAH !!!!!!  I ate as much as I wanted as long as it was plant food or whole grains and had no meat or dairy.  This way of eating works and so I shall continue.

I made a smoothie for breakfast with a splash of macadamia mylk, half a cup of oats, pomegranate, orange, persimmon and 2 bananas.breakfast ingredients 9-1-15 This is a fabulous new find.  It does have agave syrup so I use it in moderation but it is creamy and tastes wonderful.macadamia milk This smoothie was really tasty too which is a great way to start the day.breakfast 9-1-15I am enjoying pomegranate and persimmon at the moment.pom and persI was busy working today so lunch was very easy.  One jacket potato with salt and pepper only, absolutely no butter at all.jacket potato s&p Topped with the last of the chilli I made last weekend.  Nutritious and delicious and kept me full all afternoon.veg chilli and potato Since being in Stockholm I am in the habit of lighting a candle in the afternoon when I am at home.  I have several lovely ones to choose from.  This one smells good.Health candleSo does this one which really does smell of winter as it’s all oranges and cinnamon.Winter candleFig is one of my favourite scents for a candle which I can enjoy all year round.
diptyque fig I burned the fig one today.fig candle I wasn’t hungry at supper time so made a quick snacky supper to munch while I wrote this.  Avocado and humous with celery, carrots and grapes.avocado humous

I am so pleased to be on the way down again and I feel so much better than I did this time last week.  I am sure I will keep going this time  as I feel very focused.  I am off out now for a drink with Fiona and Judy.  Have a great weekend.

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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