A Sunday Walk And A Roast

We had a lovely relaxing Sunday today which involved a good walk and ended with a delicious roast.

Fresh fruit for breakfast and I also added a few pistachios.
Breakfast fruit 21-9 I really wanted to do a good walk to day as I find fitting exercise in to the week quite challenging so I needed to compensate for that today.  Earlier in the summer, Harvey and I did a lovely walk around Bodiam Castle so we went with Lara today to repeat the walk.  The walk goes alongside a canal, through the lovely East Sussex countryside.Bodiam walk 21-9 5 Bodiam walk 21-9 4 Bodiam walk 21-9 3 Bodiam walk 21-9 2 Bodiam walk 21-9 1The walk ends at the castle which we didn’t go inside but enjoyed looking at.Bodiam Castle 21-9We had lunch at the National Trust cafe at Bodiam where we sat outside and had a jacket potato.  Mine had cheese and was served with salad.  It was very good.  I do like the National Trust cafes and restaurants.  They are not the cheapest but all our meals were well cooked and the portions were generous.  Harvey declared his potato to be the best he had ever had!
jacket potato and cheese and salad Next to the cafe is a gift shop which mainly sells good quality and charming products.  We thought they had misjudged this hedgehog though; the poor chap looks like he has a terrible skin disease!manky hedgehog 2 happy boys in the back of the car.  Harvey was particularly happy as I never allow the dogs on the seats but Lara drove and she is not fussy about dog hairs on her seats.H and M in car The first hops I have seen this year.hops I roasted a chicken for supper.  I meant to buy tarragon but forgot so instead used lemon verbena which I grow on the patio.  I chopped it up finely and pushed it up under the skin over the chicken breast, with butter and garlic.lemon verbena, garlic and butter Ready for the oven.chicken ready for roasting Runner beans, a single green bean, swiss chard and a Trombetti to go with the chicken plus lots of raspberries.veg from garden 21-9 Roast chicken with roast parsnips, green veggies and sweetcorn.  I felt we had eaten enough potato today so no roast tatties for us today.  We mainly ate the legs so saving the breast for salads during the week.roast chicken dinner 21-9

If only I had stopped there I would have been good today.  Unfortunately the remains of the salted caramel ice-cream and box of chocolates left over from Friday proved irresistible.  Fortunately I had 2 little helpers so the portion was modest but still very naughty.  If I don’t manage to behave myself tomorrow, I will juice fast again to get back in the zone.

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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5 Responses to A Sunday Walk And A Roast

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    Yum, that chicken looked delicious. xx

  2. suzjones says:

    I had a naughty weekend. I just can’t say no to biscuits unfortunately.
    Back to being good this week but I did have bread (poached eggs on toast) which I try not to have a lot of.
    Your food always looks so wonderful and incredibly healthy.

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