801010 Day 7

I felt great today.  I was alert, full of energy and happy.

I woke up too early so got up and prepared lunch and breakfast to take to the office.packed bag All packed up and ready to go.  I also took some soya milk so I can make tea during the day and try to stay away from the coffee shops.food bag Breakfast was half a large Piel de Sapo melon and lots of raspberries.  The melon was so sweet and juicy, it made an excellent breakfast.raspberries and melon 8-4-15 I took a trip to Wholefoods Market at lunch time because I wanted to have a walk in the sunshine and I needed a few groceries.  I had taken my salad in to work today which I munched while reading my new book.Whole and salad It was made with a variety of green leaves, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, celery, brown Basmati rice, and roasted veggies left over from the weekend.salad 8-4-15 3 I added 1 tbsp of pumpkin seed butter as a dressing.  I will keep that in my desk drawer to add to future salads.pumpkin seed butter I have had pumpkin seed butters I prefer but I chose this one because the ingredients are 100% pumpkin seeds with no added fats or salt.salad 8-4-15 2 Delicious and this kept me going until supper time.salad 8-4-14 I made a huge stir fry for supper, using a colourful array of veggies.purple red and orange Plus some mixed sprouts and this fantastic tofu.  It tastes lovely and has a firm texture which is easy to cook as it doesn’t break apart when you cook it.sprouts and tofu I griddled the tofu and ate 4 slices.  This is one and a half packs so I had about 100g of tofu which was plenty.tofu in griddle pan Served on a bed of quinoa and garnished with coriander, sprouts and green chilli.  I seasoned the veggies with soy sauce, garlic and fresh ginger while I cooked them.tofu stir fry 2 It was very tasty and both Harvey and Matt enjoyed a bowlful too.  I was very pleased to see Harvey chomp his way through this lot.tofu stir fry

So having eaten a very healthy supper, Harvey and I popped along to David and Annette’s to watch the International Space Station as it orbited over their house.  It was very lovely, standing in their garden with a glass of red wine, listening to lambs bleating and looking up at the sky.  Conditions were perfect for star gazing as there was no moon and no clouds and the space station was very easy to see.  It was great and Harvey said on the way home, that he didn’t need science lessons when he had David, who had kindly explained orbitting to him.

So an interesting end to a good day.  The numbers aren’t so good so I need less fat tomorrow.

Daily calories = 1,541

Calorie breakdown:
Carbohydrates = 57 %
Fat = 29 %
Protein = 14 %

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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One Response to 801010 Day 7

  1. laura1952 says:

    Great job on the healthy eating and thumbs up to David for being such a great teacher.

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