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 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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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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