-ped or -pede
[from Latin pēs, ped-  foot]

Objectives of the day:  eat a mainly plant based diet, go for a walk, have a pedicure and buy shoes.

Green smoothie for breakfast, starting with chard and spinach from the garden,

plus an apple and a banana

and some hemp seed milk.  It’s frothy man!

That fortified me for an hour long walk across the road with Harvey and the dogs.  It was wonderful to be out walking in the fresh air after a week in the office and the rain was quite kind to us i.e. it just drizzled occasionally and did not pour down on us.

I spent a very happy morning at the hairdressers being re-tinted and having a pedicure, one of the few but regular ways in which I pamper myself.  I think these feet have to work very hard so they deserve some TLC.  Love the bright pink piggies.

More green leaves for lunch.  A pile of baby salad leaves from Borough Market lined the bowl.

They were followed by cherry tomatoes and baby button mushrooms.

Topped up with sweetcorn and sprouted sunflower seeds.

I made a simple dressing (1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, salt and pepper) which was mixed and poured on top.

This was quite a light lunch but very healthy and tasty as the ingredients were all good.

Harvey and I spent the afternoon shoe shopping.  He needed new school shoes and I needed new shoes for work.  People seem surprised when I tell them I have lost weight on my feet but it is true.  When you put on weight it goes on everywhere and now most of my shoes are too loose.  I did well and came home with new work shoes, home shoes and new slippers.  Harvey did equally well.  Hard work all that shopping – a revivatory cuppa was required

made from Teapigs’ fantastic chai tea bags and almond milk.  A lovely cuppa!

Lots more veggies for supper – rainbow chard, spinach and skinny green beans

which I stir fried in a wok

and served with a sirloin steak.

I bought some mushroom pate in Borough Market yesterday

which we spread on the steak

It had cream cheese in it and just melted slightly and oozed over the steak.  Absolutley delicious.  The veggies were good too.  Crispier than I like but healthier that way and today was about health.

And feet.  And new shoes.  And 1o bright pink piggies.

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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