Oppressive Heat

Oh my goodness it is hot hot hot.  Humid, hot and sticky.

On Friday morning I was up very early as the upstairs of my house is particularly hot so I went downstairs and opened doors and windows, seeking an elusive draught.  I also wanted to start work early so I could finish early as I had a tennis match planned for 5pm.

I enjoyed a breakfast of muesli with yogurt, banana and strawberries.museli and yogurt

Despite the heat lunch involved some cooking as a lot of the produce ready in my garden needs to be cooked.  The rocket has gone a bit woody and been attacked by black fly so I added it to a stir fry with beans and courgettes I picked.veg in white bowl This was absolutely delicious and I will make it again.  Veggies stir fried with wholewheat noodles and chicken in a mildly spiced satay sauce.stir fry 18-7-14 Garnished with basil which goes really well with it.lunch 18-7-14 I was so hot in the afternoon I had to bail on my tennis match and hopefully we can reschedule or we are out of the local club tournament.

In the evening I went over the road to Marion and Colin’s for an impromptu BBQ which was technically not a BBQ due the wasps who have made a nest in the BBQ!At M and C's garden The men and children played tennis.playing tennis on grass We girlies chatted.Marion and Sarah We had to eat inside due to a splendid storm.  The clouds were fascinating to watch and when the rain came it brought lightning which was extraordinary as it seemed to be all around us.  We had a really good view of it all as we ate our supper.

I completely over ate and drank.  Crisps, cheese and chocolate were devoured along with a Magnum ice -cream and far too much wine and whisky.  I felt very rotten this morning when I woke up!BBQ at M and CsI didn’t manage to eat anything for a very long time.muesli and fruit For lunch I made another stir fry with this lot from the garden; the familiar broad, green and purple beans, courgette and Swiss Chard.veg 19-7-14 I parboiled the beans.beans for parboiling Cooked up with red pepper, onions and Thai basil and served with egg and soy sauce.  Very tasty.stir fried veg and egg Supper was a very simple affair, eaten from the tray in front of the telly with the Little Fella.supper 19-7-14

Another glass of water, an early night and I should be back to normal tomorrow.  Now if the humidity and heat could just reduce slightly, I would be ever so grateful.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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