Mother’s Day 2015

I have had a really lovely day thanks to my gorgeous children.  I was served a cup of tea in bed and serenaded by the Little Fella on his guitar.  Lara had been up early and made granola and a huge fruit salad for breakfast and decorated the table with pretty Spring flowers.  I had both my children with me all day and felt very loved.  Thank you to you both.  As always I thought about my own lovely Mummy who passed away a long time ago now but I was lucky to have had her around for as long as I did.

I did think a lot about all those people who would have struggled and felt really sad all day.  People without a Mother to demonstrate their love to, people who couldn’t be with their own Mother or their children, people who haven’t been able to have children and be a Mother but want to be, people estranged from their Mother or children.  There are so many reasons to be sad and for all those who struggled today, I hope their day tomorrow is easier.  I am so thankful mine was lovely.

We started with freshly ground coffee.

coffee beans Jaques coffee beans Jaques coffee Enjoyed with my lovely breakfast.  Lara made the granola recipe that is on my blog.  It is really good!Breakfast table A delicious bowl of fruit salad made with pineapple, banana, mango, melon and pomegranate, topped with a little of the homemade granola and some coconut yogurt.  391 calories.Mother's Day breakfast Lara bought me this cute little tea strainer which I used to make some green tea with the tea she brought me from a recent trip to India.Indian green teaWe popped out in the morning to the Walled Nursery in Hawkhurst.

The Walled Nursery bicycle terracotta pots old tools at WN This is such a charming place to potter about in.WN 1 WN glasshouse plants at the WN plants in WN Lara and Harvey each chose a plant to put in the garden so I can enjoy watching the plants grow and think about them as they do.L and H at the WN

Lunch was simple and healthy.  A huge salad made with mixed leaves, noodled courgettes and carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and avocado.lunch 15-3-15 1 With sweet potato and a tbsp of tahini.  We all ate the same and everyone enjoyed it.  It is so great to see my children enjoying a huge plate of veggies.  They did add some ham and cheese but at least they had the nourishment from all the veggies.  486 calories.lunch 15-3-15 This was my Mother’s Day present to myself.  This cute little tray in my favourite colour with pots labelled for gardening bit and bobs.  I shall enjoy filling this up.new gardening pots

Supper was ….. more vegetables! Lara helped me cook a vegetable laksa with tofu.  We ate it as it was, with no noodles or rice.  440 calories.

red Thai vegetable and tofu curry

As well as my meals, I had a glass of red wine and picked at the granola in the afternoon which added another 413 calories.

Total daily calories = 1,731

% of total calories from
Carbohydrate = 59 %
Protein = 11 %
Fat = 30 %

So not the best day for calories or fat % but I did manage to refrain from going crazy and falling off the ‘no added sugar’ wagon.  Having told myself I could have what I wanted as it was a special day, I did !  On the whole, it was very healthy so I am pleased that my new way of eating really does seem to have curbed the sugar cravings I have suffered for most of my adult life.

 

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 Mother’s Day 2015

  1. laura1952 says:

    I wish you all the best for pleasant dreams after a Happy Mother’s Day. Our is the second Monday in May and from the looks of things, similar weather to what you have now. I loved the tea strainer too.

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