Today I gardened for about 3 hours.

Today I played tennis for 3 hours in 80 heat!

Today I only ate fruits and vegetables.


This lovely bowl of strawberries came from a local garden so they have never been sprayed and contain no nasty chemicals.  Just pure lovely strawberry goodness.strawberries in colander I pu them all in the blender with some basil and a frozen banana.strawberries and basil in blender Cold, super smooth and tasty.  The basil goes well with the strawberries.basil and strawberry ice cream I made a juice for lunch from kale, spinach, celery, carrots cucumber and sugar snap peas.juice ingredients Very green!green juice 13-7-13 2 I found a shady spot to sit in the garden and sip my juice.a shady spot It tasted quite unpleasant to be honest but I persevered as it is s good for me.frothy green juice I would have preferred Harvey’s lunch but stuck with my juice.green juice 13-7-13 In the afternoon I had an hours tennis coaching with Suzanne and then played a tennis match with Annette.  It went to 3 sets so took us 2 hours to play.  3 hours tennis.  It was hot out there.  Very hot.  With virtually no breeze and the hard court giving off more heat than the sun (so it seemed anyway), it was very much an endurance event.  The tepid Seaweed and Arnica bubble bath helped me recover after the tennis.

Supper was another juice but I was not up for a green juice so added lots of sweet apples and carrots.  Plus celery, kale and half a yellow pepper.supper ingredients 13-7-13 This was much more palatable than the first one.supper juice 2 Quite nice actually.supper juice

I am pleased with all the gardening I did and the tennis I played.  I am delighted with my light eating, which I maintained even though I had to prepare meals for Harvey.  Quite an endurance but it has left me feeling happy and relaxed.

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 Endurance

  1. Jenn says:

    That strawberry smoothie looks delicious!

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