Back To The Plant Foods

I had such a lovely holiday in Portugal, I didn’t want it to end.  But like all good things in life, it did.  We had a lot of fun on our last day.

Racing Demons went down well and is a great card game to play with little people because the rules are quite simple to pick up.

racing demons We had a hilarious session of water olympics which involved different races on inflatables.all in he pool Sometimes I was laughing so hard I am quite relieved I didn’t drown laughing!water olympics 2 This villa was so well situated.cacyus It was literally on the beach.villa on beach L and F on beach The villa is the first white building on the right hand side of the photo.  It was so perfect because it was quiet at our end of the beach but the town was only a 10 minute walk away.praia and villaWe went down for our final sea swim but it was low tide which exposed the rocks which were not much fun to walk over to get in to the sea.rocks at low tide So swimming was abandoned and instead we enjoyed some time strolling around the beach and then went inside to get ready.sandcaste building casa do mar sign casa do mar villa We made the most of happy hour at the Mojito bar before supper.Mojitos After dinner we wandered back to where the trampolines and harnesses had been the day before but they had been replaced by a bucking bronco so the children went on that instead.bucking bronco Back at home I awoke to a very sunny day and was delighted to see my veggie patch had survived my absence.  The celery was looking fantastic and I managed to eat 3 bunches today.celery in veggie patch Lots of ripe yellow tomatoes.yellow tomatoes These went in to a pasta sauce.yellow toms The cucumbers were great too.cucumbers This does not look very appetising but it was very tasty.  I fried some red onion and garlic and added a large bunch of celery, an overgrown courgette and lots of yellow tomatoes.  When it was cooked through I blitzed it all in the blender and served it over two types of pasta and a simple salad.  Nearly all of this came from the garden.  It would look a lot more appetising if the tomatoes had been red.yellow pasta sauce I snacked on an apple and a banana during the day and for supper I made a delicious potato and celery soup.  I was inspired by some of the delicious vegetable soups I had enjoyed in Portugal.  I ate this with some garlic foccaccia and we are now watching a daft film and munching on some popcorn.celery and potato soup

We took the dogs for a walk and I spent a lot of time on my feet today.  With no alcohol and a predominantly plant based diet all day, I can certainly confirm that this was the healthiest day I have had in over a week.  Not the most fun but the healthiest.

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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