A Happy Weight Loss Day

First thing every Friday morning I go to weigh myself at the local gymn.  I was really hoping for a good loss this week as I have been really good.  I have eaten so many fruits and veggies and I don’t think I have had any cheats at all so I really wanted a big loss.  There it was – 5 pounds off.  That makes a year to date loss of 23 pounds.  So I am delighted about that and it proves to me that if I eat well and follow the healthy eating principles I want to adopt, it does work.

I have recently been receiving organic fruit and veggie boxes from Abel & Cole who deliver to the door.Abel & Cole fruit boxes This is the deluxe fruit box and one of their little pamphlets which have really good recipes in them.medium fruit box Large fruit box.A&C large fruit box Medium gourmet box.Abel & Cole luxury box They take their old boxes away too which is handy – unless they happen to deliver very early when you are in the shower and you dont hear them so I now have 2 weeks worth outside the back door!Abel & Cole boxes My fruit corner has lots of goodies in it today, all sitting there ripening up.fruit cornerI had half a watermelon for breakfast.  180 calories.
half watermelon Probably one of my favourites fruits because it is so refreshing and has a sweet but gentle flavour.watermelon cubes 1 I have a terrible lurgey which has symptoms of a very sore throat, blocked cinuses and headache.  The sore throat is the worst part and I can not speak which is very frustrating.  I wanted something soothing and comforting at lunch time so I made a smoothie with 2 bananas, frozen raspberries, cashew nuts and a little almond milk.raspberry cashew bananas I added 2 large juicey strawberries – just what the Doctor ordered.  492 calories.raspberry cashew smoothie I snacked on some dates.  6 Medjool dates had 240 calories.dates in jar I used to dislike dates a lot but now I enjoy them and they do help keep me feeling full for ages.dates At supper time I made a kiwi fruit dressing from one of the Abel & Cole recipe books and served it over a noodled vegetable salad I made with lettuce, courgette, carrot and beetroot.noodled veggies It was OK but I want to tweak the recipe before I share it.  380 calories.noodled vegetables with kiwi dressing

I do hope I feel better tomorrow – it is so frustrating not being able to shout at anyone!

Total daily calories = 1,323

% of daily calories:
Carbohydrates = 70 %
Protein = 8 %
Fat = 2 %

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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11 Responses to A Happy Weight Loss Day

  1. suzjones says:

    Sorry you’re not feeling well Zoe. Hope you get better soon.
    Congrats on the weight loss. All your healthy eating shames my past couple of weeks wher I haven’t felt like eating much at all and then I snack on biscuits whilst I’m studying. 😦

  2. laura1952 says:

    I am sending healing energy for you. Your home delivery looks amazing. We have something similar here as well but I haven’t used it yet. My neighbour has though and her and her husband love it.

  3. laura1952 says:

    Congratulations on the release of another 5 pounds as well. Keep doing what works for you. Hopefully all this healthy eating will help you to recover quicker than normal.

  4. natcraw10 says:

    Reblogged this on Get Off The Couch and commented:

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