Not Quite Centre Court

I managed to eat well and exercise today plus eat out and resist amazing cakes and spend a couple of hours in the pub with just one glass of wine.  All that temptation was resisted which is very pleasing but best of all I have had a lovely day.

I began with hot water and lemon followed by fresh mint in hot water.lemon in water No time for the ginger shot today as Harvey and I had to be out quite early but I did manage to make my juice.  All these fruits and veggies made the breakfast and supper juices which I was meant to blend with the avocado.  I didn’t have time to blend with the avocado for breakfast or supper but the juices were very tasty anyway and I am sure I can make good use of the avocado tomorrow.juice ingredients 30-5-14 I just had a small glass of green juice in the morning.small glass of green juice

Harvey wanted to eat out for lunch so I thought we could treat ourselves and we headed in to Cranbrook to Cocolicious – have a look at their Facebook site here;

This is the counter inside Cocolicious which is full of completely amazing cakes to tempt you.  I managed to resist all the cakes and didn’t even try Harvey’s delicious chocolate cake.Inside Cocolicious I enjoyed a decent coffee.Cocolicious coffee I enjoyed being with one of my favourite dining companions.H in Cocolicious And I really enjoyed these 2 salads; Chinese 5 spice chicken with asparagus, red cabbage, fennel and soya dressing and the grilled aubergine with chick peas and swiss chard with paprika and cumin dressing.chick pea and chicken saladsHarvey had a taste of the chicken salad and enjoyed it so much he had a portion and then asked the owner when the chicken salad would next be on the menu.  Apparently I have “so got to make that at home” one day very soon!  I will give it a go little fella.

By late afternoon I was peckish so I snacked on an apple and some Cheddar plus a small glass of the green and Cheddar

I then set off to play in a tennis match; it was the first round of the local club’s annual tournament.  It was a perfect evening for tennis as it was mild, still (ie no wind) and bright.  My tennis partner Annette and I

Z and Annette were up against these two very formidable opponents.  Anyone local who knows Jane and Ginny may be impressed to know we did get a few sets, games, points off them!  It was an absolute pleasure to play against themJane and Ginny and even more of a pleasure to share some wine with them in our local pub afterwards.  The Milk House has become quite the place to go on a Friday evening and I saw lots of the local lovelies in there.P1010740

Back at home I enjoyed some celery and Camembert as I felt rather hungry, it was quick and easy and had no flour in it so I stuck to my rules.

Le Rustique and celery I enjoyed today with my little man and I enjoyed this evening, both playing tennis and catching up in the pub afterwards.  I wish all days were that lovely.



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 Not Quite Centre Court

  1. Tina Harfield says:

    Hi Zoe I have been .following your trials and tribulations for some time now, mine have been very similar to your own in the past,. I have been following Jason Vale since mid January, it has worked for me like no other 2 and 1/2 stone lost since then. I mostly do juicing and one proper meal a day. I have lost my compulsion for sweet things ( my absolute downfall, could never have coffee without a biscuit or cake ). Keep up the juicing not just for the weight loss but to feel so much better. P.S love your photo and envious of your locally new veggie garden. Best wishes for your continued weight loss.

    • Thank you very much Tina for your lovely comment. That is fantastic that you have lost so much but mainly that you feel so good. I am going to keep juicing because I really like juicing (and smoothies). I like the Jason Vale app and I also like Joe Cross’ Reboot programme. I am inspired to keep going this way ie juice for 2 meals and one healthy meal. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for commenting.

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