Heigh Ho

Heigh Ho and off to work I go!

I prepared breakfast last night of 30 g oats, 1 tsp chia seeds, 250ml almond milk and 50 ml coconut water which I left to soak overnight.  Served with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and some strawberries.

Harvey, who usually has to lie in bed in the mornings waiting until it is late enough for him to be allowed out of bed, was delighted with the early start and we had breakfast together.

Up in London I grabbed a skinny latte from EAT and headed in to the office.

Everything was fine.  The office has a ‘hot desk’ policy i.e. you are not given your own desk but find one that is available.  On arrival I was given a lap top and a power cable and shown to an empty desk.  But that may not be where I sit tomorrow.  Hot desking appeals to my sense of efficiency and economy (i.e. you don’t pay premium office costs for empty desks when people are absent) but it does have practical challenges.  Such as there is no where that is “yours” to keep anything.  I am sure it will be ok though.

The office has fabulous views along the River Thames and is very close to my train station, London Bridge, which is a major bonus for me.  To get to the office I have to walk through the wonderful Borough Market, which is where I went for lunch with three of the ladies I work with.  We went to Amano where I chose a salad.

On a base of salad leaves was some spicy chicken, prawns and roasted vegetables.  The brown stuff all over the top, which looks revolting,was a Balsamic dressing which actually tasted really good.  The salad was good too.  It all tasted fresh and I really enjoyed it.

I managed to not overdose on coffee and tea in the office.  I had the skinny latte on my way in and a cup of tea in the afternoon plus 5 cups of water so I was pleased with that.

I bought a bag of apples at the station on the way home as I felt really hungry.  The man opposite me had an Apple and so did I !  Ha ha, how funny am I?  Actually I ate 3 apples as I was really hungry and enjoyed an hour spent reading my book/Kindle.

Back home I made a quick but nutritious supper of a smoked salmon omelette (85 g smoked salmon and 2 eggs) with a heap of kale.  I fried it in one pan to save on washing up.

Quick and easy and tasty.

So day one is done and so far all is well with the world.  Work seems to be fine and my children, family, home and dogs all seem to have survived very well without me.  And I coped without them.  Just.

I consumed 32 points today, which is my daily allowance so I am very pleased with that.  This woking lark could be OK.

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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4 Responses to Heigh Ho

  1. Sarah says:

    Fantastic! I’ve been waiting with bated breath to see how you’d manage your blog while working! Would you take your camera? Would you be able to keep up the healthy eating? Would it still make an interesting read? Yes, yes and yes! Hoorah! Well done you.

  2. KJ says:

    I am so pleased your first day at the new job went well, and what a treat working so close to Borough Market!

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