Eating At The Table

Tuesdays are weigh days and I was delighted to see I had lost 5 pounds today.  That makes it 13 pounds this year so far.  Woo Hoo.  I was so pleased with that.  I am slightly concerned that it is partly due to a very upset stomach I had this morning.  Very upset!  So I may have been a bit dehydrated but I did drink loads of water and herbal teas so hopefully it is genuine weight loss.  My target for next week is to go through the one stone barrier 🙂

Breakfast today was a diet disaster!  The lesson learned today is to check calories before eating something new, not after.

I made a smoothie this morning for myself and Harvey.  I used a pot (250g) of Co Yo, which is like a yogurt but made from coconut so dairy free.  It is delicious and I love it.  Unfortunately this pot had 390 calories.  I also added hemp seeds, coconut water, protein powder, pomegranate, a pear and a kiwi.  The total for all that was 745 calories which would have been ok because I was meant to share it with Harvey.  Unfortunately he didn’t like it but I liked it so much I had his too.  So a whopping 745 calories.  Plus an upset stomach from something so Harvey made a good decision by refusing it!coconut smoothie I didn’t feel ill in myself, just had to stay near the ladies!  So I went ahead with my planned lunch at The Table.  Gail suggested we met there but I had been wanting to go anyway since Kitty had recommended I try it.

I liked it as soon as I walked in.  I liked the simplicity of the decor and furnishings and all the wood.Inside The Table They do an all day dining menu during the week so if you are not interested in eating breakfast style food, as I wasn’t, the menu is quite limited.  The menu was the only negative thing  about this great restaurant. The service here was excellent so I was given something I was very happy with.  They had several burgers and a steak sandwich.  I chose the steak sandwich which I had without the bun.  I didn’t eat the mayonnaise either.  The steak was delicious and was served with caramelised onions,  rocket and potato wedges.  I estimate 463 calories, every one of which was well worth it.  Yummy.steak, onions and potato wedges I resisted dessert and enjoyed a very decent black coffee.  The Table is definitely worth returning to.Black coffee in The Table It was great to see Gail again.Zoe and Gail For supper, still trying to compensate for such a calorie heavy breakfast, I had a large mug of homemade chicken soup, made with water, carrots, celery, onions and tarragon.  Nourishing and comforting.Chicken soup

I did overeat today as I had 1,338 calories and didn’t manage to walk far either but at least my food was nutritious and I didn’t go mad and over eat later in the day.  So I consider this a good day.

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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8 Responses to Eating At The Table

  1. laura1952 says:

    Sometimes the best way to release weight is to up the calories for a day with good, nutritious food. I was looking for Coconut Yogurt here when you had posted about it previously, but haven’t found it yet. I would love to try it. Congratulations on the 13 pound total release. I hope you are all back to normal in the washroom department and the tummy has settled down.

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