Remember The Farmers

One of many things I am not eating at the moment is bread.  I wanted scrambled eggs today so what could I put them on if I couldn’t have toast?

Ta daa.  Sliced tomatoes.toms on plate Breakfast doesn’t get much simpler than that!

149 calories.tomatoes and scrambled eggs I had lunch in our local pub and restaurant – The Milkhouse.  I met Tanya and we had a chance for a good catch up.  I declined wine as I had a lot of work to do and had a coffee instead.  They do make good strong coffee.Milkhouse coffee I went for one course and had steak.  It was served with Bearnaise sauce, big fat chips, sliced runner beans and a large mushroom.  I only ate the lean meat and about half the chips and Bearnaise sauce.  The beans were delicious and perfectly cooked.  I wished there had been a much bigger serving of the beans.  I am used to eating loads of veggies with a meal, rather then having them as a garnish.

The food was fine.  The steak was a little over cooked for my liking but the flavour was really good.  The company was excellent and I enjoyed sitting in the sunshine.

Hard to be certain but I think this meal had 902 calories.  Milkhouse Steak and Chips

This evening I caught up on Facebook and was very sad to see this desperate news clip of a farmer battling to save his animals from flooded land in Somerset.

http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/2014-02-06/a-traumatic-day-for-farmer-james-winslade/

Most of the news stories about the flooding we have been enduring here in England, in some areas since Christmas, have focused on loss of property or who is to blame.  This story is about a farmer, whose land and animal feed is flooded and and as the flood water rises, his animals became threatened.  It is heart breaking to see.  But so good to be reminded about the struggles so many farmers face to produce the food we take for granted we can just stroll down the road and eat.  So I thought about that steak I enjoyed for lunch, which I could eat, thanks to farmers such as James Winslade.  I hope his business and all his animals survive.

I had an easy supper.  There was a portion of the quinoa and aduki beans with roasted vegetables in the fridge so I heated that up. 

433 calories.supper 7-2-14

Total daily calories are 1,516 so over my target but by no means a disaster.  Many people diet very successfully by sticking to 1,500 calories and as my upper level, I am not upset by having gone up to it.

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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