A Day In The Doldrums

After dropping Lara back at her flat yesterday we were faced with a long drive home.  I hate saying good-bye.

We stopped off to grab a late lunch at a service station.  The boys wanted KFC (yuck) and I opted for some California Rolls and a bottle of water.

We did a Costco shop as we are having a party for our neighbours tomorrow and I wanted some food and drink so we stocked up.  By the time I got home I was sad about not seeing Lara for ages again.  Plus I was tired so I ate some garbage which did not make me feel better – au contraire!

I had a large bowl of porridge for breakfast, with chia seeds, banana and blueberries.  That set me up nicely for the day ahead.

I had to go to Ramsgate to clear up after our latest visitors.  It was a very grey and overcast day there today.  A bit like my mood.  I feel in the doldrums today and having to clear up after other people was not helping.

I had taken a healthy salad of tomatoes, red pepper, cucumber and carrots, with a dressing of olive oil, white wine vinegar and lemon juice.

It was supposed to have avocado with it but when I cut the avocado open it had gone rotten so it was a very plain lunch.  I enjoyed the salad but it was not enough.

So I went to the shops and bought a cheese and celery sandwich to go with it.

For some reason, I binged on chocolatey things this afternoon.  I started in Ramsgate with some chocolate biscuits the visitors had left and kept going at home with some chocolate mini eggs.  Actually, quite a lot of mini eggs.

I had supper too; salmon, tender stem broccoli and new potatoes.  So that was healthy at least and tasty.

I have not had a binge like that for ages and I am really cross with myself for it.  I had been doing so well recently but I think I still have to be very careful with any sweet and sugary food.  I allowed myself to relax my diet during our trip away this week and that seems to bring all my bad habits rushing back.  I also need to prepare better for those times when I know I am going to feel low about things and make sure I have healthy food and snacks to eat and something fun to do to cheer myself up.

The good news is that I am feeling excited about my drinks party tomorrow and am planning to eat healthily all day.  My Doldrums are lifting.

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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5 Responses to A Day In The Doldrums

  1. Laura Stavro says:


    On those days you are craving chocolate, look into getting some lighter version, less calories/sugar Carob Powder. This is actually a very healthy drink made with Almond Milk and it really does curb those cravings. It works great on those days you go for a long, long walk to restore your body with things it needs. Heck, it works on any day, but it is a great after workout drink.
    I’m glad you had such a great holiday. Sorry about having to leave Lara again, but thanks for the awesome pictures you posted and thanks for getting that lens fixed!
    Brougham, Ontario, Canada

  2. Sarah says:

    You’re not the only one excited about your drinks party tomorrow night! xxx

  3. Zoe, everyone deserves some time out, so don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s easy to let things slip a bit, especially when you are away from home. You’ll be back on track in a day or two. Hope you enjoyed your drinks party! gx

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