Anyone For Tennis?

Wasn’t today lovely?  We had sunshine and the brightest blue skies which was such a treat after all the grey we have had lately.  There was a very heavy frost too which was very pretty first thing but later proved to be a significant annoyance.

I had a green smoothie for breakfast.  This one was made from pineapple, avocado, coconut yogurt, sesame seeds and lots of super foods: kelp, spirulina, matcha, lucuma and mesquite, decorated with goji berries, coconut and cacao nibs. I do enjoy green smoothies; I find them easy to digest and they keep me going for ages.green smoothie 6-12-14

I was excited today about playing tennis.  Tennis is one of my favourite activities and I have hardly played this year so I was really looking forward to it.  Today was the ‘Anniversary Cup’ and we celebrate the opening of our tennis club.  Everyone brings along a plate of food and as it is December, wears a Christmas hat.tennis club buffet Unfortunately frost stopped play.  Despite the endeavours of many of the tennis player wannabes, the frost refused to shift so we couldn’t play as it was too slippery.  So instead I enjoyed chatting to my tennis pals and stuffed my big fat face!in the clubhouse Eventually the sunshine cleared away the frost but when play began I had to leave.christmas hat tennis Such a shame to have not played tennis but it was great to catch up with everyone.peeps at tennis Thank you Suzanne for organising and thank you Mina for the amazing chicken satay.Mina and Suzanne I couldn’t stay to play tennis because I had promised the Little Fella we would go to Saint Ronan’s Christmas Fair and he was looking forward to going.st ronan's christmas fair I bought some great gifts and we both enjoyed tea and cake in the school library.

H in the libraryThey had reindeers!
reindeers 2 reindeers 1 After all that cake, sausages, sausage rolls and mince pies I decided to make a dinner full of vegetables.  I marinated some chicken in oil with fresh minced garlic and ginger and cooked some brown basmati rice. I stir fried onion, carrot, yellow and green peppers, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, cavolo nero and bean spouts.  Seasoned with soy sauce.cooking a stir fry Served with fresh coriander, basil and red chilli.  Delicious.chicken stir fry 6-12-14

So my tennis plans were foiled and I ate lots of the bad stuff but I did enjoy catching up with some of my local friends.

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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One Response to Anyone For Tennis?

  1. laura1952 says:

    Hopefully, even though your plans were foiled and the eating wasn’t up to par, you are practicing massive portion control since you blogged this. When you can’t resist, don’t but get that water into you before eating and be very strict with yourself on proper portion control and you should at least balance out. I hope you are feeling better this week than last week.

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