Pottering In Hastings

I had a fairly lazy day today and I enjoyed it very much.  I began the day with a swim; 1.2 km (60 x 20m lengths) of breaststroke, front crawl and backstroke.  I really enjoyed the swim today and then relaxed in the outside jacuzzi  and the sauna.

IMG_2728I went for a coffee at Rebecca’s afterwards and stayed a while, sketching and chatting while she worked on some ceramics.IMG_2730I went home for lunch and was pleased to have some leftover Nasi Goreng for lunch.  I added some extra spinach and cabbage when I warmed it up and served it with sprouted seeds for additional nutrition .  This is mainly free and speed foods (rice, smoked tofu, onion, butternut squash, aubergine, green beans, chilli, spring onion, coriander and Thai basil) but I did cook the Nasi Goreng with oil (I estimate 1 tbsp so 6 syns).

Now I should really have got on with some chores this afternoon but instead I chose to potter about in Hastings Old Town with Rebecca and Fanny.

IMG_2737We walked down via the West Hill;  a lovely walk with gorgeous views.

I love the brick walls, the higgledy piggledy rooves, varied architectural styles, twittens and alleyways.  We emerged on the High Street.

We pottered along the High Street and then turned in to Courthouse Street which has an alternative and holistic health shop; Bio-five-O.  They stock supplements and several ethical brands which was good to know and I treated myself to some new make up as well as some essentials.  Everything I bought was vegan friendly.

We also went to one of the vintage/bric-a-brac shops which was much larger than I expected.IMG_2754The shop went on and on.IMG_2755We ended up on George Street and this one of my very favourite shops – reste.  I managed to resist buying anything today. IMG_2757By the time I got home I had walked over 10,000 steps!

Back at home I ate some cashew nuts and almonds (HE B) while I made a light supper of steamed and boiled vegetables with gravy.  IMG_2760My Dad would not be impressed at me using a packet gravy but as a vegan, it is much harder to make gravy properly!  I enjoyed my very simple supper of boiled potato and green beans, steamed carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts.  3 syns for the gravy.

So a good day of eating with 9 syns plus excellent exercise as I swam 1.2 km and walked over 10,00 steps, some of which was up hills.

I am however worried about weigh day tomorrow as I have had some bad days of eating this week.  I have kept up a good level of exercise but over-eaten the wrong type of food.












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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