A Bike Ride And Walking

this morning I did something I have not done at home for a very long time – I went on a bike ride!  The Little Fella and I were up and out early and on the road by 8 am.  We wanted to go early to avoid the traffic.  What a lovely morning it was and just perfect for cycling as it was sunny and bright but not too hot.  The scenery and towns looked charming and we both really enjoyed our bike ride and intend to do it again.

Back at home I prepared breakfast.  Neither of us had eaten earlier and we went out cycling with just water inside us so we were hungry.  While I prepared breakfast I had a mug of green tea and a banana.

I made myself a smoothie with 3 frozen bananas and lots of frozen berries with some Cavolo Nero and sea greens and I made Harvey a pancake using a vegan recipe from’ The Happy Herbivore’.   
Mine was like ice cream and Harvey really enjoyed his too.
    Going on a bike ride was good exercise for us but didn’t do much for the dogs so after breakfast we took them over the road for a walk.  Enthused by the earlier bike ride, Harvey came over on his bike.  Unfortunately he managed to get a puncture which cut the walk short but we all enjoyed the walking we did do.

Back at home it was time for a relaxing bath and a large cup of tea.  I made some more lemongrass tea which is just lovely.  The scent and appearance are wonderful and it tastes so clean and fresh. Really good.
  For lunch I made a Madha Jaffrey recipe with lentils, spinach and lots of ginger.  I also added some tomatoes from the garden.  My tomato crop just keeps on giving this year.
  I added these 2.  I have never grown plum tomatoes before but I will do them again as they seem to have done really well.  Served over brown Basmati rice, this was an excellent lunch
  
    We went to the cinema this afternoon and watched ‘The Walk’ in 3D.  It’s the true story of the chap who walked on a high wire between the twin towers in New York in 1974.  I could hardly bear to watch!  I failed to resist the sweets and feel really disappointed with myself. 😥😱

A simple supper of roasted peppers and potatoes, humous, a salsa made with avocado, sweet corn, red onion, yellow tomato and green chilli and later some bread sticks to use up the humous and salsa.  Yummy.  

I am really pleased with the amount of exercise I have done this weekend and I made time to relax which has done me good.  I ate loads of very nutritious food  and have had no black tea or coffee – hurrah.  If only I hadn’t had those sweets I would be sitting here polishing my halo.  I must do a bit better.  It is hard but I can and I will do it.

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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2 Responses to A Bike Ride And Walking

  1. Wren says:

    That food looks delicious!

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