Another Blustery Day In Sidmouth

I have realised that I only took a photo of breakfast today.  Which was a poached egg on toast.  It was cooked to perfection and so a good start to the day.  I have also realised that I have eaten no plant food all day which is extremely unusual for me, although I gather many people often go a day or even longer with no fresh plant foods.

I was going to leave  Sidmouth late morning and stop somewhere on route for lunch.  But somehow we were chatting away and it was 2 pm so I had 2 slices of bread and cheese and set off.  When I filled up with petrol I had a bag of peanuts and a latte but that was it for the day.  So not very healthy but at least sugar free (assuming the bread had no added sugar) and a reasonable calorie count.

poached egg on toast 21-10-13 Despite the gale force winds and driving rain, Ian, Harvey and I set off for a walk along the sea front in Sidmouth.  We did drive down to the sea rather than walk because much as we wanted some fresh air, it really was pouring with rain so we had to cut back the planned walk.stafish from flowers We walked past this little park which was decorated with sea creatures made from flowers.  I couldn’t decide whether it was tacky or quite clever but whatever it was, they added a certain charm to the area.Harvey and fish We walked along the sea front and up Jacob’s ladder.  The view from the cliff top is well worth the climb, even in this foul weather.looking down from Jacob's ladder At the top is a large gardens which are pretty to wander in and surprisingly sheltered.GPI and H This is a curiosity.  A greenhouse which is half filled with carnivorous plants and half filled with cacti.carnivorous plants and cacti Flint walls and thatched rooves.flint walls and thatched rooves This is the view from Connaught Gardens towards the town.from Connaught Gardens Why does this compass show the distance to various places in km when we measure distance in miles in England?Connaught Gardens compass Pause on Peak Hill

We are now home sweet home.  Thank you Ian and Helen for such a wonderful long weekend.  It is so lovely to visit somewhere you feel so warmly welcomed and so beautifully looked after.

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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