Pudding Piggery

The day began with so much healthy eating and then descended in to a pudding fest.

I made one of my favourite smoothies for breakfast; pineapple, blackberries, kiwi fruit, banana and fresh mint.

pineapple and fruit I had fewer blackberries than I wanted so I added some raspberries too.plus raspberries Delicious.  When you don’t add any liquid, the smoothie is thick like soft ice cream.smoothie 14-7-13 I also made a batch of green juice with 3 apples, 5 sticks of celery, 1 cucumber, 2 carrots and a heap of kale.Juicing ingredients Not bad at all.  I had half late morning and took half to my sister’s in the overly optimistic expectation that I could drink this instead of over-eating!bright green juice I snacked on some local cherries which are amazing.Kent cherries 14-7-13I made a Greek salad to take along as a contribution for lunch; tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, red pepper and mixed olives.  I added the feta cheese before serving.Greek Salad PLus I was going to abstain from drinking but on arriving I was handed a glass of Pimms which was lovely.Pimms My lovely BILs.3 BILs I had also brought along some pork rillettes and French bread which I was not going to eat but everyone raved about it so much I had to try it.  Then another and then another!rillette on French bred My main course was very healthy; Greek salad, couscous with roasted vegetables, a green salad with a garlicky yellow split pea accompaniment and some corn on the cob.lunch 14-7-13 2I enjoyed all this with a crisp white glass of Sauvignon Blanc.  This was a very delicious lunch.  There was a BBQ too but I was not in a meat mood so I just stuck to the veggies.lunch 14-7-13 There was no special occasion today other than an opportunity for me and my sisters to get together with our families.  Abi hosted today and she invited her lovely friends, Alison and Andrew who brought 2 of their children with them; Lydia and Kit.

Lydia and Kit

Alison 14-7-13Andrew B My nephew Harry had made everyone a lemon cup cake which was delicious and he made his Aunties a pot of lemon curd each.  The cake and lemon curd were fantastic.lemon cupcake 14-7-13 Andrew brought a large batch of wicked chocolate, Crunchie and peanut bars.  I find them totally irresistible.chocolate square He also brought a pecan and lemon cheesecake which I ate with another chocolate square.cheesecake and chocolate Abi made a fantastic pavlova which is probably my favourite pudding of all time and her meringue is amazing.  Crispy and chewy.  Just perfect.  So I had some with another chocolate square.  I even had one more chocolate square after that with a cuppa.  They are small but even so, that was total pudding piggery.Pavlova and chocolate Having gorged ourselves we sat and chatted and relaxed.  Well, I gorged myself, the others were probably much more restrained than I was.girls chilling 14-7-13 I love relaxed days like this as people mill around, inside and outside, swapping seats and by the end of the day, everyone has talked to everyone else.Family relaxingWlydia, Max and KatieWe didn’t want to leave but we had to.  Another busy week ahead for some of us.  Thank you Abi and Jim and all the chefs for a lovely day.

Harvey and the scream

So, a day with lots of healthy foods but then a complete pig out with the puddings.  Why can’t I control myself?

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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One Response to Pudding Piggery

  1. laura1952 says:

    Zoe, I suspect you would have done better had you started your day with your Green Smoothie, but instead you started it with all that fruit/natural sugar with the banana, pineapple, kiwi, blackberries and raspberries and you didn’t add liquid so you spiked your insulin levels to want to keep adding more and more and more for the rest of the day. Considering what was offered in the sweets department, each bite of all the desserts just set you up to want more and more to keep your insulin level from crashing, leaving you to feel a need to consume more sweet just to keep the already higher insulin level high. But hey, it was family with good eats so, keep on trying.

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