Today was characterised by struggling with sweet food cravings and being upset by the almost complete demolition of my vegetable plot.

As happens most days, I started well.  This is without a doubt, the best Tahini I have ver had, anywhere, ever.

Tahini I had a spoonful of Tahini with strawberries, half an orange, an apricot and some blueberries.berries and Tahini Harvey and I both had one of these for breakfast – cheers!berry and orange smoothie After I had seen my vegetable plot I had one of these – a bowl of granola with yogurt.  I had played tennis be nevertheless, I did not need this.yogurt and cereal I had arranged to have a tree taken down.  It was a rather lovely tree but it cast shade over the spot I want my greenhouse to be in so it had to go.Tree on lawn I am loving the sense of light and space it has opened up.Logs on lawn Clearing up WHen the sun came out in the afternoon I realised another tree is also casting some shade in the wrong place so that may have to go too.  Or at least be trimmed.Big space Lunch was a Feta cheese salad with baked potatoes.  I was really craving the carbs today.Feta salad an jacket potatoes My vegetable patch is being decimated by 2 big fat bl**dy rabbits!!!!  I hate them and anyone local who wants to come and shoot them is very welcome to.  They did leave some lettuce but there are lots of gaps.missing lettuces This bed really upset me.  The Brussels were coming back to life and the cauliflowers doing well but they have all been munched back to just veins on what remains of the leaves.munched caulis Some of the beetroots and leeks had been trampled but I think most will survive.  There is absolutely nothing left of the French beans.  Nothing.trampled leeks Luckily I have some plants in the greenhouse but I am reluctant to put them out until those bunnies are dead bunnies.  I am sure fellow vegetable growers will appreciate quite how disappointing it is to plant vegetables from seed and after about 2 – 3 months careful tending and regular checking, to find them eaten by something small and furry is very upsetting.Veg in Greenhouse Lara made dinner for us with a Mexican theme – guacamole, tortillas, sour cream, Cheddar and chilli con carne.  Not a diet friendly meal but a very delicious one.Mexican for supper

Due to the distractions of the tree felling, the upset of the vegetable patch and a game of tennis, I had to work this evening until nearly 11pm to get everything finished.  So not a great start to the weekend but hopefully it will improve from here.

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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3 Responses to Timber!

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh Zoe, I feel for you over your veggie patch. We have hundreds of rabbits and have put knee-high chicken wire around our patch, with a little gate in it, though it’s easy to hop over the wire anyway. That keeps the blighters out, but not the slugs, who have eaten my courgette plants to ground level….oh Mother Nature! I wonder what Veggie Grower up the Road does….?

  2. laura1952 says:

    We used Chicken Wire as well and very successfully.

    Sarah, slugs love beer, but it is poisonous to them, so set out some beer traps of dishes, containers with holes along the side filled with beer.

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