Walking in Warwickshire


Remember this I bought in the week?  It looks similar to a pear but is actually a guava.

fruit in fruit bowl It was not what I was expecting at all.  I thought they were pink inside but this one was yellow, hard and tasteless so I am afraid to say it went straight in to the compost, which was very disappointing.yellow guava Instead I had an orange with 20 g pistachios for breakfast.

136 calories.oranges and pistachiosLara and I were off to Warwickshire for the evening but we managed a good walk in the morning.  We walked over the road for about 45 minutes which earned me 210 calories.stream over the road Salad for lunch.  I had a base salad of green leaves and tomatoes.salad greens and tomato I added grated celeriac and finely chopped kohlrabi, grapefruit and beetroot.  I love this combination.celeriac, grapefruit etc I ate this with houmous and spinach and sweet potato falafels.  It was really good; full of flavours and contrasting textures.

580 calories.lunch 18-1-14 In the afternoon we set off for Warwickshire to stay with very dear friends.  We arrived in time for supper which was a delicious lamb and root vegetable casserole.  My photo does not do it justice so you’ll have to trust me it tasted fantastic.  I had seconds.

766 calories.lamb stew I ended the day 72 calories over limit but I was pleased with how I ate as I ate a lot of raw vegetables and nothing on the banned list plus I was under 1,500 calories which is my absolute maximum I allow myself.

I managed to resist some very fine wines, port and mountains of chocolate so I was pleased with that.  How can some people be surrounded by chocolate and either not eat it at all or just have one or two?  I did resist but I could not have it in the house and then not eat it all.


Eggs from the chickens in the garden for breakfast.
colourful eggs I had 2, hard boiled with cherry tomatoes.

180 calories.eggs and cherry tomatoes pheasants Blue skies and sunshine – fantastic.  We were going out for a walk anyway but it did make it even more beautiful.  We went to the Heritage Centre at Pooley Country Park.  This area was mined and the landscape is formed from mining activity; hills to walk up and large ponds caused by mining subsidence.  We began walking along the towpath of the Coventry Canal.Lara and Henrietta This was a good walk up to the top of this hill and there was a lovely view when we got there.top of the hill Water on walk 19-1-14We were treated to a lovely lunch in a local pub restaurant called Turpins Bar and Grill.  I know asparagus is not in season but I really fancied it when I saw it on the menu.  Served with a runny poached egg and a rasher of pancetta.  It was very good.

egg and asparagus For my main I had sea bass which was cooked very well.  Served with new potatoes and spinach and I added extra ‘garden greens’.  It was all very good and I enjoyed the food and company very much.Sea Bream at Turpins

Thank you VERY much BJ and Helen for such a lovely 24 hours.

So far today I have consumed 957 calories and earned 280 by walking.  I will have a light salad for supper and end the day within my limit.  I am getting better at this dieting lark 🙂

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 Walking in Warwickshire

  1. laura1952 says:

    I had asparagus this weekend too when I was out for dinner. Yummy. And it made me want to have more yesterday.

    • Our asparagus season is May and we have several excellent farms round here. So I usually save it for when it is in season and then eat so much i get fed up with it. But I couldn’t resist today. It is a most excellent vegetable 🙂

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