An Autumnal Walk

Harvey and I had a lovely walk in Hemstead Forest this morning, our route taking about an hour.   Having worked non stop from 6 am until 11:30 pm yesterday it was better than usual to be outside in the fresh air.

the fish pond cat slide roof autumn Hemstead in Hemstead X is for wooden cross w is for wood red leaves Hemstead reflection Milton retrieving sticks

I made something different for breakfast.  I had wanted to make Huevos Rancheros but I didn’t quite have the ingredients so I added some onion and a pepper to baked beans and added a poached egg.  I thought it was OK but Harvey raved about it which was very pleasing.

egg beans and pepperWe popped to Hartley Dyke on the way home from the walk to get some provisions for lunch.  The pumpkins were out on display – well we think this was a pumpkin!

H with oblong pumpkin These are cute.small pumpkind I love the bright orange display of pumpkins in Autumn.pumpkins 2014Lunch was very simple but delicious.  I rarely choose to eat pasta and even more rarely ravioli but both of these are so good and they only take 2 or 4 minutes to cook.  Yesterday I had a packet of the fiorelli and it was delicious, just eaten with a little butter and black pepper.  Today I mixed them up and we shared them.

ravioli and fiorelliToday I added a tiny amount of this lovely cheese.  It has a medium-strong but mellow and rich flavour so you don’t need much to get a good cheese flavour.
Winterdale Shaw Served with a simple salad of mixed leaves and a variety of tomatoes.ravioli and salad 1 I was hungry after our walk so I enjoyed this even more than I would have done usually.ravioli and salad Late afternoon I had a snack of some fresh pineapple which was perfectly ripe, sweet and juicy so it was a pleasure to eat.fresh pineapple snack

Supper was a very quick and easy jacket potato with a minced beef, tomato and sweetcorn made up as I went along something plonked on top and served with fresh tomatoes.  I did add a little butter to one half of the potato.  It tasted fine and was quite adequate, all washed down with 2 modest glasses of red wine.

Dinner 25-10-14

I didn’t add up my Slimming World points today.  I am probably over my syn values but not by too much and with a good walk I would hope I am ok today.



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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