Wintery Landscapes

I was not in the mood for food at all today which is very unusual.  For breakfast I had muesli with some extra oats, soya milk and Natural yogurt.  For lunch, I had exactly the same!  Plus 1 tbsp of honey.  I did track points today and my cereal consumption (i.e. breakfast and lunch) was 24 points as lunch was a large bowlful.  Supper was even less exciting.  So boring in fact I didn’t even bother with a photo.  I had a mashed butternut squash with 20 g butter, lots of black pepper and 175 g 1.5% fat cottage cheese.  7 points.

muesli and yogurt

Winter is definitely here.  I love the winter landscapes and the pastel hues of the early morning.  Unfortunately I was very busy today at work and didn’t manage to get outside for my walk until 3pm.  By then it was still very cold and calm and quiet.calm water

So much that is usually vibrant and growing was frozen, still, surrendered to the cold and frosts.
frosty beside stream

I do not recall seeing such large ice crystals as these,big ice crystals

which are on a little waterfall.Frozen waterfall

Each and every frond of the ferns here is frozen, so beautiful, glistening in the pale afternoon sun.icy fern frond frozen ferns late afternoon sun on icy ferns

Here an orange beam of the setting sun reaches across the frozen landscape.ray of sunlight

All is quiet and peaceful apart from the crunching of my footsteps.icy landscapeI am fearful for the weekend.  Snow is forecast but we have a large party planned for a very special person’s 21st.  It may be just us and all that food and drink!


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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