Walking The Weight Away

I had such a gorgeous walk on the beach this morning.IMG_1117Just how I like it; sunny but with some clouds as it makes the view more interesting, a bit of wind, low tide so I can walk on the sand and hardly anyone else there.IMG_1118I had the biggest smile because it was so perfect.IMG_1119I got a sudden urge to run over the pebbles down to the sand, so I did.  Go me !IMG_1120I beat Milton down – come on slow coach.IMG_1121Down at the seashore you appreciate the roar of the incoming tide.  IMG_1122It is immense and powerful and charges up the beach and you feel tiny and insignificant in front of it.IMG_1127Or you take no notice of it at all and hunt for and eat mussels.  Each to their own.IMG_1125We walked back to the car beside the railway.IMG_1129At home I had a sweet and juicy mango with 3 ripe figs and a strong black coffee with cashew milk.  The walk and breakfast set me up well for a morning getting through chores.IMG_1130I really wanted to swim in the sea but it was too rough.  I want to keep my swimming up over the winter and have looked around for somewhere with a decent pool and decided to join Bannatyne’s.  I had some money for my birthday so that buys me 6 months membership which should take me through to Spring.  I would always prefer to swim in the sea but if I can’t, at least I know I can go here.  So I swam 1 km and then relaxed in the sunshine in an outdoor jacuzzi which was lovely.IMG_1134I had a bottle of water and an apple in the car on the way home.IMG_1135Then a late lunch of a small bowl of the last of the bean curry with fresh sprouts.IMG_1136Plus a bowl of brown rice with stir fried vegetables (brown onions, spring onions,  mushrooms, courgettes, broccoli, green chilli and coriander), flavoured with soy sauce.  Simple and delicious.  6 syns for the oil as I wanted the taste of the coconut oil. IMG_1137For supper I chose something I am not keen on but Harvey likes.IMG_1141Unlike some vegans, I have no interest in finding meat alternatives that look like meat or taste like meat.  I don’t miss meat at all and find the idea of eating it revolting.  But Harvey wants it and he does so well at eating what I like that sometimes we eat a meal he chooses – plus some salad on the side.  These taste fine; I just don’t want to eat meat-like food.IMG_1142So we had sausages, oven baked potato wedges (no oil, just rubbed with smoked paprika and salt) and baked beans.

The sausages are 0.5 syns each.  Everything else was free.IMG_1140This was a very enjoyable day and successful in terms of exercise in particular and also food.  I had 7 syns, nut milk for HE A but no HE B.

 

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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One Response to Walking The Weight Away

  1. Helen says:

    Looks great. I like the other Linda McCartney sausages with rosemary. They taste more like stuffing (though I suppose that is still potentially a meat substitute!)

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