Pizza Night

It’s Friday, yippee.  I worked from home today and had a reasonably well paced day.

Half a pineapple for breakfast.P1080234Rebecca popped in for a cup of green tea and brought me this charming little bunch of camellias from her garden.  Thank you Rebecca.P1080241I have a savoy cabbage and needed inspiration for what to do with it.P1080235Aren’t they beautiful?P1080237I found a recipe for aduki bean and vegetable soup in an old cookbook of mine; ‘Entertaining With Cranks’.  I used that recipe as a base and swopped some of the ingredients in the recipe with some vegetables that needed using upP1080243

Onion, garlic, leeks, celery, carrots and savoy cabbage.  This cooked in stock and a can of tomatoes and was seasoned with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and when it was ready, I blended it in to a smooth soup.P1080238I munched on an apple while the soup cooked.  I only had one, not all of them!P1080239It did not taste great.  I don’t know what it was but it had a very bitter taste.  So I added a can of light coconut milk and some sweetcorn which helped but it still was not great.  I ate it anyway as it had so many nutritious ingredients in it.P1080244For supper I found a pizza in the freezer which I was happy about because I did not feel like cooking.P1080257I have no desire to eat vegan food that looks like meat and this realistic soya ‘meat’ put me off a bit actually.P1080258The pizza was ok but I wouldn’t rush out to buy another one.  I liked the salad which was a simple one made with spinach, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts.P1080259

Today’s food came to 1,354 calories.

I walked with Milton along the promenade this evening and that helped get me up to nearly 7,000 steps which is not great but I find it difficult when I work from home.

I slept better last night and managed 7 hours and 11 minutes which I needed.

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 Pizza Night

  1. laura1952 says:

    You are a trooper for powering through not one, but two meals you were not happy with.

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