More Lunch

This Easter weekend I have eaten and eaten and eaten.  I have eaten lots of amazingly yummy food and enjoyed some wonderful occasions but I feel full, fat and cr*ppy.  I feel bloated, heavy, my stomach is gurgling and feeling acidic, I have mild heart burn, I feel completely stuffed and still want to eat more sugary refined foods.  I am really looking forward to getting back on that healthy eating road train tomorrow.

For breakfast my young man and I had a slice of wholemeal bread, toasted and buttered with a fried egg.

I then had another slice of toast with butter and marmalade.  I made the silly excuse that I could have it because I was going on a walk.  Stupid girl!  I did go on a walk but the egg and toast would have been enough.  Lara, Harvey and I did Annette’s walk and we remembered the way from Friday.  Some of the bluebells are out!  It is a pretty walk and going at a good pace it took us exactly an hour.  There is a long uphill section so it is a good walk for fitness and one we will definitely be doing again soon.  No photos as it was raining 😦

We then went to see Dad and he took us out to lunch at Zizzi’s.

I had the Antipasto Zizzi which was a selection of cured meats, cheeses and olives with bread sticks.

Followed by a Diavola pizza (hot and spicy) which I ordered with a wholemeal base which was good.

Zizzi’s is one of my favourite chains as the food is authentic and tasty.

We all enjoyed the food and being together.

I managed to resist dessert and had a latte instead.

Back at home we had been invited to Sarah and Chris’ over the road for a drink which I was looking forward to as I really miss them now I am a working girl.  Sarah’s sister Katie was there with her family and we had a very jolly time.  I could easily have stayed all night and drunk far too much but I managed to exercise a modicum of self-restraint and left early.

While I was there I had some wine and loads of crisps!  I wasn’t even hungry but because it was there in front of me, I ate it.  I ate everything.

Today has been one of the worst days eating I have had for months.  I have really enjoyed my 4 days off work and seeing friends and family but every day has been focused on eating which has been lovely but enough is enough.  The celery will be out 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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2 Responses to More Lunch

  1. laura1952 says:

    Zöe I am glad you enjoyed your Easter Weekend with family and friends. I am sorry the load of food/drinks caught up to you to make you feel like a fat, yucky, acidic, blimp, but that is one of the lessons we learn along the journey of making lifestyle changes. I totally remember feeling exactly the same in Barbados where we met! I can guarantee you I never want to feel like that again. I want to enjoy the food that fuels me to give me more energy, not drain me, so enjoy those smoothies of yours even more and feel the goodness surging through your body. Foods that fuel work.

    I was thinking of you Easter Day as I made Gina’s recipes for Leg of Lamb and her Teeny Tiny Potatoes, which were red, purple and yellow potatoes. Yay, I finally found some purple potatoes and the Teeny Tiny Potatoes were great. I just baked them with the Leg of Lamb and used her recipe of oil and rosemary to roll them in after I pulled the Roast out to sit. They turned out so great and the whole meal got a 5 star rating from Bob and I. If it was not for you, I would never have known about this site and now Bob and I got to share something for Easter dinner we have never had before.

    Cheers to your new day today and getting back on track.

    Brougham, Ontario, Canada

    • Hi Laura, so glad you and Bob enjoyed the lamb and potatoes. I did look at the lamb but decided to not make it because I knew my friend was cooking lamb for us on Saturday. i didn’t see the potatoes though and I like the sound of those!
      It has been a good lesson that eating well makes you feel well but eating bad makes you feel bad. Today has been much better. Not perfect but better!

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