Good Friday in Hastings

I managed 2 more fast days this week and was rewarded with a 1 pound loss,  That makes 7 pounds lost in 3 weeks which I am happy with.  Both fast days this week, I ate nothing all day and then had one meal in the evening.  I find that the easiest way to do it, rather than having 2 or more small meals throughout the day.

I fasted on Monday and Thursday; I worked on both days so supper was very simple.
On Monday I had a wholemeal wrap with houmous, carrots, tomato and celery.  This was 449 calories (The wrap was 218 and the houmous 183 ).houmous wrap Thursday’s supper was 500 calories exactly which was perfect.  Celery and cherry tomatoes with some vegan Caesar dressing.celery and cherry tomatoes With a fat free roasted cauliflower and baked sweet potato.  A bit bland perhaps but good enough to someone who was very hungry.cauliflower and sweet potato Today was the day after a fast and I did feel very hungry.  I had some banana bread and tea for breakfast.breakfast 24-3 It’s Good Friday so I wasn’t at work and Harvey wasn’t at school so we went out for the day.  It was beautiful weather so we headed to the seaside – Hastings.  We had lunch in a really diddy little Morrocan cafe in the Old Town, called Cafe Maroc.H in Cafe Maroc The menu was simple and cheap and the service was friendly and efficient.  I had a rose lemonade which was delicious and Harvey had a mango juice.Cafe Maroc 24-3 1 We just had a starter as they were quite substantial.  I had the houmous and olives with pitta bread which was excellent.Cafe Maroc 24-3After our lunch we enjoyed pottering about in the lovely Spring sunshine.Cafe Maroc Hastings boat and anchor We went to Hanushka in George Street for coffee (me) and cake (Harvey) and enjoyed an intellectual (?) game of Ludo while we relaxed.Ludo We then made the most of the weather and location and walked along the beach and then up in to the country park.Hastings lifeboats shadows Hastings beach Hastings beach 24-3 H in Hastings Hastings boats 24-3 Hastings boats Hastings 24-3 3 There is so much to look at on the beach and I am always surprised about how much fishing equipment is just left out on the beach.Hastings 24-3 2 We walked past the fishing huts and over to the East Hill Lift to get up to the country park.Hastings 24-3 East Hill Lift I have seen this lift going up and down so many times but have never been in it before and it was great.inside the East Cliff lift Inside Hastings lift Hastings train truck Hastings from the lift We took time to sit and look at the view of the sea and Hastings town.bench in Hastings Hastings Old Town from East Cliff We then had a choice; take the lift back down to the town or walk down.  I was sure there must be a path.Hastings hillside Hmm, there was a bit of a path for a while and then it disappeared.Hastings scramble 2 There was of course a well marked footpath but we didn’t see it until we were at the bottom of the hill and instead had a rather challenging scramble down over the vegetation which included a lot of very prickly brambles!Hastings scramble We followed other footpaths and came out in the Belmont area of Hastings which was lovely.High Wickham, Hastingds I really enjoyed having no agenda, no time constraints, no map and no idea where we were going.  The weather was perfect for walking and Harvey and I really enjoyed our day in Hastings.Belmont in Hastings Back at home I enjoyed some chocolates.raw chocada Supper was a very easy vegan burger, using ready made burgers by Biona and served on a wholemeal roll from Judges in Hastings, which I enjoyed with a large glass of red wine.  That’s the joy of the Fast Diet – you can eat why you like on a non Fast Day, although obviously you should not go crazy and I should have eaten a lot more fruits and veggies but I just didn’t today.vegan burger 24-3

It is Easter!  We had a very Good Friday – I hope you did too.


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 Good Friday in Hastings

  1. Rhyl jansen says:

    Well done and I like your story – Kathryn’s mum

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