Another couple of busy days have flown by; I have been eating well and I feel good.  Really good.


A citrus breakfast made with a pink grapefruit and 2 juicey sweet oranges.  I also had 4 mandarins.  After that lot I was just buzzing with energy which is such a wonderful feeling.citrus brekkie 21-4-15 I enjoy Instagram and follow lots of interesting accounts, many of whom eat the same way I aim to eat – whole food and plant based.  One account I follow posted a photo last week of a vegan burrito from Chipotle.  I was intrigued because the chaps at work regularly go there as we have one very close to the office and their lunches do look very good.  I bought the Vegetable Burrito.  It doesn’t look that appetising from the outside, but oh my !Chipotle vegetable burrito It was fantastic.  perfect size portion wise and filled with brown rice, black beans, lettuce, peppers and red onion, chilli and guacamole.  It was perfect in every way except a little tricky to eat, especially when one is wearing a white shirt!  I managed to eat it unscathed thanks to a large amount of napkins.  Not quite the look I go for in the office but sometimes needs must!  Thank you @hippiehealing for the recommendation, it was great.Chipotle burrito I had received a text in the morning from my sister Lucy, asking me to pop round to Patisserie Valerie on Old Compton Street in the afternoon for cake and bubbles as it was her birthday – now that is the kind of text I like to receive.  Bizarre that I ended up back there again, just 2 days after going there with my family on Sunday and when I haven’t been there for years. It was very splendid to sit there beside the open window with some of my treasured family. Happy birthday again to my lovely sister Lucy.Lucy's birthday bubbles I avoided the cake and just had one glass of bubbles before heading home to more, er bubbles !  Well, it was going to be but I have realised now, seeing this picture, that I didn’t actually get the bubbles out and instead we had wine.  I was hosting a card night and had an apple and celery and houmous for supper.  Plus wine and fun with Sarah C. and Marion but we did miss Sarah F who had to make an unexpected rush to A&E.  Next time we can be a four again.4 glasses Wednesday

A whole sweet and perfectly ripe papaya for breakfast.  It was so good.papaya 22-4 15 At lunch time I went back to Chipotle.  I had been advised by my colleagues to go for the Vegetable basket instead of the burrito because it is much easier to eat and you actually have more filling than you do in the burrito.  Plus it is so much easier to eat and I am trying to not have wheat so there’s another bonus.  I had exactly the same as yesterday except with mixed beans ie black and pinto beans.Chipotle beans 2 This tastes excellent and although I will not be having it every day, I will be going back.chipotle beans 1 Dinner was super quick and easy.  Left over braised aubergine and tomato with a green salad made with watercress, spinach and rocket.  dinner 22-4-15 So two vegan days and apart from the bubbles, all very healthy, whole food and plant based.  I feel pleased with my eating and I am really beginning to feel very good on this diet.  I need to do the same tomorrow.



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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