Au Revoir Meals

Today Lara and I went to see Dad and Jilly so Lara can say farewell for a couple of months as she is going back to Durham tomorrow 😦 .

Knowing we were going out for lunch I had a really light breakfast of half a portion of Grape Nuts (25 g), 100 ml soya milk, 2 heaped tbsp vanilla soya yogurt and 1 tbsp coconut nut butter. 6 WW points.

At lunch time we were taken to Prezzo which is a chain of Italian restaurants.  I had crab cakes which came with a garlic mayonnaise which I left.  They didn’t taste very crabby but were pleasant enough.

Followed by a salad called ‘Arrosto’, which is described as “Goat’s cheese and plum tomatoes baked on focaccia bread with roasted peppers, caramelised balsamic onions, chargrilled artichoke hearts, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, marinated olives, mixed leaves and balsamic glaze.”

I didn’t eat the bread to save some points.  The goats cheese and salad was good.  I would have liked more cheese but as a woman on a diet it was a healthy option to just have a small amount.

I managed to resist dessert and just had a coffee.  It is hard to know the points because this restaurant is not on the WW web site but I have estimated 14 WW points.

The restaurant had some lovely jars of squash and peppers in oil.

Another of just peppers.

They were quite beautiful.

For supper Lara chose curry and we decided to get a takeaway.  I was determined to stay within my points today though so I chose to eat some of the quinoa and black bean salad I had left over from yesterday.  It was fine a day old and only 9 WW points.

I did nearly waiver when I collected the Indian.

But managed to resist.

So I ended the day within my point allowance 🙂

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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11 Responses to Au Revoir Meals

  1. Laura Stavro says:

    Bravo to you Zoe for the resistance. Pat yourself on the back because you deserve it.
    Give Lara my best.

  2. the salad looks good but I prefer my own, and it will keep you well within points
    http://thingsthattastelikechicken.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/salad/

  3. abiellson says:

    Well done you Zoe, no way I could have had cold left-overs while the aromas of that delicious looking Indian takeaway could be sniffed at. Keep it up, and Lara have a splendid 2 months up North and look forward to another trip to the civilized cinema very soon xxx

    • It was a struggle but I can have a curry any time. I want to be thin more than I want a curry. And i could join in with everything else just as well. We all snuggled up on the sofa and watched ‘The Golden Compass’. It was a lovely evening and then I went to bed all pleased with myself too.

  4. Sarah says:

    How you resisted that Indian is beyond me! Good for you! xxx

  5. gini smith says:

    Well done for resisting the curry when it was right there under your nose. You should be extremely proud of yourself! Love, gini

  6. Thank you Gini. It wasn’t easy but I enjoyed the same evening as everyone else and did something really good for myself at the same time. The curry can be eaten another time 🙂

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