|Froogs on the Miss Marplemobile!|
That caught your attention, didn’t it? I’m starting to feel more energetic and I can only assume that moving around is easier now that I’ve lost a few pounds and I know it will get easier. Just being 30lbs over weight is like spending every minute, of every day with a toddler in my arms and carrying them about. Today, we got the bikes out. We are really spoilt by our local surroundings; there are plenty of places to walk, to swim, to bike ride, virtually for free although we do have to get there. Today we drove to Bodmin and rode our bikes on the Camel Trail to Wadebridge. It’s 7 miles each way, mostly flat but through woodland, farm land and by the river. We often drive to Wadebridge and ride to Padstow, but as it was so windy, we chose a more sheltered route.
We passed the Camel Valley Vineyard and the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway. No wine for me anymore but it was a delight to see the little steam train. I was fascinated and watched the guard get off the train, change the points manually, watched the driver and the stoker getting up a head of steam, watched them shunt the train down the track and onto the front of the train to take it back to the centre of Bodmin. It was a delight.
My day out was free, energetic and certainly left me feeling energised from the fresh air and exertion. I’m now feeding Dearly Beloved exactly what I eat, but he has carbs with his meal, whilst I don’t. We had dry fried mushrooms, they sizzle and release their water if you add the tiniest amount of salt and a spray of one cal oil.
I also made courgette chips in exactly the same way. This blog will soon be called a million things you can do with vegetables with no/very low carbs and no/very few calories.
The meal here is why I could never go back to calorie counting, this is simple, there is a list of food I can eat and a list of food I can’t. Eat what you like from one list! Simple. Lunch was steak at an unfrugal £1.75 a portion!, green beans, mangetout, mushrooms, courgettes, fat free/carb free bearnaise sauce and 1% fat cream cheese. This is not a frugal diet and I’m spending on average £2 an evening meal, which is double my usual expenditure.
We don’t eat this expensively every day, however, after 14 miles on my bike, I felt like I had earnt it!
(added as a response to the question, the bike basket had warm clothes and waterproofs as you can’t trust the weather and bottled tap water……I’m not eating snacks between meals)