The Sunshine Coast

Sunny by name and sunny by nature.  Greetings from the Sunshine Coast 🙂

We are staying with Keven and Debbie which has been and continues to be wonderful.  The way they eat has been truly inspirational and I will take away some really good ideas to put in to practice.

This board of delicious veggies is one of 2 boards that were stir fried to make breakfast.  They are very disciplined and have virtually no sugar, not even fruits.  So even breakfast is mainly made with vegetables.  We had mushrooms, red onions, tomatoes, red pepper, kale, totsoi, bak choi, cabbage, kale, cauliflower and broccoli.  There may have been more too.  The little red pot is tomato paste and Debbie stirs a tsp in to the veggies when they are cooking which provides a delicate richness.veggies We had breakfast on the sunny verandah; a pile of delicious veggies with an egg.  Green tea on the side.egg and veggies We walked from their house to the nearest beach – Dicky Beach.Dicky Beach 1 There was a lifeguard on duty.lifeguard hut This lifeguard had some different equipment to others we have seen, presumably on account of the strong current you can have.Lifeguard jetski wreck at Dicky Beach There was only 1 person swimming in the sea – no prizes for guessing who that is.Dicky beach There is a small parade of shops at Dicky Beach and we went in to the cafe for lunch.  They serve a lot of fish and you can choose to have it breaded, battered or grilled.  I had a grilled fish burger which was really good.fish burger Followed by a coffee and half a lemon slice which was delicious.  I shared it with Harvey in return for half a chocolate fudge brownie.coffee and lemon slice In the afternoon we went to Mooloolaba with Keven, which was about half an hour North up the coast.  The water is very calm at the moment which was disappointing because we wanted to watch some surfing.  Mooloolaba Beach Mooloolaba was fun though.  It is well developed with a good range of shops and lots of bars, restaurants and cafes.  We strolled along the beach front.  Once again, we were impressed with the range of facilities.  This is a free BBQ and picnic area.Mooloolaba Even showers are provided!shower at Mooloolaba We sat outside Lot 104 and enjoyed a coffee in the sunshine.coffee at Mooloolaba On the way home we stopped at Currimundi Beach.Currimundi Beach sign We timed our visit for sunset.Currimundi Beach The sunsets here are not as stunning as those on the West coast.at Currimundi Beach But they are still pretty good 🙂trees at Currimundi This is Currimundi Lake which is obviously tidal.H at Currimundi

Currimundi sunsetDebbie and Keven prepared us a wonderful meal of stir fried vegetables, baked potatoes and BBQd salmon.  Yummy.  We are all loving it here and may decide to stay 🙂

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 The Sunshine Coast

  1. laura1952 says:

    Nice. The sunset was beautiful here too.

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