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 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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