Full Of Cold

It was cold outside today and so beautiful.

Cold Outside 1

Everywhere you looked was covered in a thick frost.

cold outside 2

The sun eventually broke through

Cold outside 3

but it stayed cold and frosty all day.

cold outside 4

I was full of cold today.  First one all year so I shouldn’t complain but it is a head cold so I feel very bleurgh!

Why is it that when you feel ill and most need nutritious food you just don’t feel like it?  Well I don’t anyway.  Brace yourselves for a shocking display of comfort eating.  I began with scrambled eggs on toast.

scrambled egg on toast

Followed by marmalade on toast.  My family all love Elsie Peter’s marmalade which is sold in WI and local markets in Devon.  I wonder who she is as I have been eating her marmalade for years.  For some reason when I feel ill, I want toast and tea.  This was lovely.

marmalade on toast

A bit later I decided to make an effort and have something more nutritious.

smoothie ingredients 30-11-12

I made a smoothie with natural yogurt for protein, blueberries and 2 clementines for vitamin C to fight the cold, dates for sweetness, Goji berries and acai powder for antioxidants.

smoothie ingredients 30-11-12 2

I added Hemp Seed milk to make it a little runnier. It was sweet and easy to drink.

purple smoothie and hemp milk

I couldn’t be bothered with lunch so I picked at some Doritos with some red pepper hummus.

Doritos and red pepper humous

Followed a bit later by one of the best cakes I have had for a long time – chocolate and sultana sponge cake.  It was fabulous.  This is half a slice but obviously I had the other half later 🙂  I bought it in Hartley Dyke and suggest you pop in and get yourself a slice if you are local.  They sell it in the counter near the bread.  Moist sponge, chunks of plain chocolate and sweet juicy sultanas.   Oooh yummy!

chocolate and sultana cake

I don’t feel hungry for supper at all so may just have a hot toddy and a very early night.

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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