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 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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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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