I lost 2 pounds last week which was a bit of a pleasant surprise after the weekend’s excesses and my Prosecco evening last Wednesday. I felt happy about that and really pleased I bought my new scales last week so I can plot my progress.
It looked like a promising day on the terrace today; shame I had to work but I intended to get out for a walk at some point.I juiced up a bag of watercress, some blueberries and 2 apples for breakfast and made them in to a smoothie with half an avocado and some aloe vera jelly. Check out that monster aloe vera leaf!When you cut in to it the centre is full of jelly.I looked up what to do with it (any advice would be appreciated though) and I read to peel it and blend it in to a smoothie. I also rubbed some of the gloopy jelly on my face, hands and arms. I cut off a piece about the size of half a small avocado.It looks pretty.It tasted very pleasant.For lunch I made a large salad bowl with some kimchi which is a Korean fermented vegetable condiment.I had some rice, alfalfa and radish sprouts, chestnut mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, spinach, wilted red kale, beetroot , mangetout and cucumber.I snacked on some prunes, dried apricots and dried mango in the afternoon and for supper had less than half a pizza. I bought the base and topped it with some roasted tomatoes I had grown last year, roasted and then frozen. And one slice of 3 different vegan cheeses I wanted to taste test. Not bad.At about quarter to six we took Milton for a walk on the beach with Rebecca and Beryl. It was an extraordinary sunset. There are no filters or enhanced edits on these photos.
Looking West, shortly before 6pm.Looking East. Such a different light.This dear old dog of ours does love the beach.The colours in the sky just got better and better as we walked West.The stunning sky was reflected in the sand which made the sunset twice as good .The only editing on this photo was some cropping. It really was amazing being out there and we walked further than we thought we had as we kept walking in the pinkness.We walked back along the track beside the railway line.I ate too many dried fruits today which massively added to my calorie count today. I consumed 1,966 calories, nearly half of which was from the dried fruits. I had no idea they had sooo many calories.
I walked over 8,000 steps which is not my target but not bad for a working from home day.
I only managed 6 hours 48 minutes sleep.
I can confirm that the aloe vera and dried fruit (prunes!) lived up to their reputation for being a laxative !
Stunning photos Zoe. How lovely to live so close to the sea. x
Zoe, I love your use of fresh aloe. Your sunset walk at the beach has just extraordinary colours and beauty. Thanks again for taking your camera and sharing the experience. Congratulations on getting back on the healthier way of living again and releasing 2 pounds when you least expected it. Sometimes our body needs us to relax so we can release in more ways than just the mind.