Run Rabbit Run

I was up early today so I was able to enjoy this beautiful dawn.

Harvey went to work with his Daddy for the day so I had a chance to get ready for Christmas.  Time for a potter about in the garden first though, crunching on the heavy frost.  What is going on out here?  The spring flowers are blooming.  They are all confused and this little rose bush is full of new buds!

I made a perfect poached egg for breakfast.  The yolk was runny and the white was just set.  A perfect egg is a thing of great joy.

Lunch was very easy – a reheated portion of the red kidney bean chill with brown rice, leftover form the other night.  It tasted better after a few days and I served it with some mango chutney and Greek yogurt.

Supper was a rabbit burger.  In the past I have not enjoyed rabbit and I suspected it was psychological rather then due to the taste.  I used to have pet rabbits as a child and don’t like the idea of eating them.  However, they are a low fat source of protein and I decided to stop feeling sentimental about it and try the meat again.  After all, it’s only a fluffy bunny isn’t it?

I bought the burgers so they don’t resemble the animal they come from.  I gently fried them in a ridged pan.  They didn’t shrink in size as they cooked so they had not been pumped full of water and it shows how low fat they are.

I served mine with ketchup and onion on a white bap (no wholemeal in the supermarket today) with pea shoots, cress, cherry tomatoes and beetroot in mayonnaise.

But I only managed one mouthful.  I just didn’t like the taste or the smell.  So no more bunny burgers for me.  I had some Shropshire Blue cheese instead and the salad.

Then Harvey and I headed off to Ramsgate.  I have a busy day tomorrow, preparing the house for Christmas visitors so I wanted to wake up in the house.  First job was the tree.

The rest of the chores can wait until tomorrow.  This is my view from my bedroom tonight 🙂

Oh yes!  You will never believe what happened at Weight Watchers this evening!!!  I actually lost a pound :-).  No idea how but I am pleased.  I know I was very bad several times this week but I guess the rest of the time I was very good and I did quite a bit of walking too.  Phew!  No weigh in next week so the next date on the scales will be January 2nd.  If I weigh the same, I will be pleased.  I want to start the new year with a 3 stone weight loss.

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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3 Responses to Run Rabbit Run

  1. Sarah says:

    First off, where did you buy your rabbit burgers? – I’d love to try some (I’d like to train myself to like rabbit, so I could bring myself to eat some of the ones who like to eat my garden – quid pro quo).
    Secondly, I didn’t realise you were going to weight watchers…so where and when? Maybe I should join you…
    Finally, are you out at another party tomorrow night? Should we share a cab home? (and is it possible to be good at a “naughty but nice” party?) xxx

    • I bought the rabbit burgers from VJ Game at the Cranbrook Farmers market on Saturday. They also sell at Rolvenden and many others such as Brede, but I just go to Rolvenden and Cranbrook.
      I go to Weight Watchers every Monday at Staplehurst (church opposite the post office) and weigh in is between 6:30 and 7 pm. I have been slack about tracking points recently and so it is no wonder my weight loss has been a bit slow. However, I think it is a brilliant weight loss programme because nothing is banned and unlike SW, there is not this notion of eating unlimited foods. You have to learn proper portion control which I think is a good thing. I am next going on Monday January 2nd and would love to take you :-).
      I am going to be naughty but nice tonight and will email you privately x

  2. Laura Stavro says:

    YAY on the weight release Zoe. I love the surprise of it.

    Merry Christmas. I love the view of the tree.

    You are a stronger woman than I to even try the bunny burger again. Every year on New Year’s my parents would have the neighbours in with my Dad’s infamous New Year’s Punch and my Mom made Rabbit stew, which cooked all day long and both my Sister and I absolutely hate it! But, those were the horribles days of you eat what is put in front of you or you go to bed hungry type of disciplanary ways.

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