A Sunny Friday

Today may have started very foggy but when the fog cleared, we had a beautiful sunny day and it was Friday so all was good with the world.

In the fog, with the first rays of sunshine trying to break through, this cobweb looked really pretty.  Even though I really dislike spiders, I do admire their skill in making webs.  The moisture looked like little jewels having on the delicate threads.

cobweb on rose buch Most of my brassicae have been devoured by slugs but this has survived.  I can’t remember what it is but I think I can eat the leaves so I may try them this weekend.red cabbage in garden 11-3 I started the day with a hot water with lemon and turmeric.lemon and turmeric I had a late breakfast of chia pudding.  I put 200 ml of hemp milk in a jug and added 2 tbsp chia seeds.  I set it aside and stirred/whisked occasionally to stop the chia seeds clumping.  As the chia seeds absorb the milk, the consistency changes from liquid with little seeds to a thick creamy texture.  It takes 1-2 hours or you can leave overnight.hemp seeds and chia I had it with a pink grapefruit which was good but lacking something.grapefruit and chia Coconut yogurt, that is what it was missing!  This was a delicious breakfast and I enjoyed every mouthful.chia pudding and grapefruitI was working from home today and was incredibly busy so lunch had to be very quick.  I needed to use up some of these.
ALFALFA AND BROCCOLI SPROUTS broccoli sprouts 11-3 Wholewheat pasta, steamed carrots, tomato sauce and sprouts, generously sprinkled with pepper and chilli flakes.lunch 11-3-16 This took about 15 minutes from thinking about it to eating it.  Very simple.pasta lunch with carrots I walked over the road in the woods at lunch time and Lucy joined me which was lovely.  It’s quite hilly and we walked at a good pace and in 1 hour I had nearly done my 10,000 steps which is great.

Supper was one of my favourite soups; ‘My New Roots’ “Four Corners Red Lentil Soup”.  I love this.  It is spicy with the cumin and cayenne pepper, garlicky, sour from lemons and sweet with a small amount of maple syrup.  And so nourishing thanks to the red lentils and tomatoes.  I had one huge bowl and a bit later another, and this time I added some spinach which cooked down in to the soup and was a really good addition.  red lentil soup March

Everything I ate today fuelled and nourished my body in a good way and I feel good about that.  I chugged back 2 x 750 ml cold water with lemons in plus some tea so I am also well hydrated.  If I have a good sleep I will be on fire tomorrow !

Calorie Count

  • Breakfast 480 calories
  • Lunch 479 calories
  • Dinner 598 calories
  • Snacks 0 calories – yes, no snacking at all, not even fruit!!!!
  • Total calories = 1,557

I have so far, resisted the red wine calling my name.  Have happy weekends.

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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