Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Getting fit to lose the fat!

Well, I've started on #3 of my 'No New Year's Resolutions For Me!' post and that is to look after my health. So even though I am not actually on a diet as such, I am trying to eat more healthily and exercise a lot more.

Yesterday, I took the dogs for a one hour walk up the mountain in the middle of some torrential rain and wind! I was soaked through to the skin, this wasn't helped by Millie and Danny [the Border Collies - mother and son] going missing. My one dread is that they could run off and find some sheep to chase in a field some place and get shot. The trouble where I live is that the livestock tend to get moved around from field to field and so when you think there aren't any sheep or cows around and you leave the dogs off the lead, you might well find out that there are. I try to be so careful by putting them back on their leads in plenty of time, but yesterday I got caught out. Luckily, they came back from where ever they had got to and so we were all able to walk home together.

I don't want to bore you too much with my healthy eating plans, but suffice to say I did very well yesterday and so far today. I am conjuring up new recipes in my mind. Recipes of my favourite dishes that are less in fat and more fulfilling.

Today I made some 'pizza toasts' for lunch.

Two wholemeal slices of bread
Extra virgin olive oil
Tomato Puree
Small tin of tuna
Four black olives

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, [ gas mark 6]
Lay slices of bread on a baking tray and drizzle olive oil over tops
Spread liberally with tomato puree
Spoon pieces of tuna on top
Slice olives in half and place 4 on each slice
Bake for 15-20 minutes

When cooked, slice each pizza into four
Devour with relish!

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