Birmingham, Briefly

I crawled out of a very comfortable and warm bed this morning, reluctantly.  I was tired and wanted to stay but I had a big day ahead of me.  I left my dear friend’s house just after 7 am.  Morning horses 🙂

Round the corner, this beautiful view of the Leicestershire countryside in an early morning mist wowed me.

And this.  How beautiful!

An hour later and I was parking at the Birmingham office.  I popped in to EAT and bought a ham and egg sandwich and a skinny latte.

I went back at lunch time for a soup.

Thai spicy butternut which was ok.  No bread or accompaniments.

It was a long drive home after an intense and tiring day.  It took 3 hours and for most of that I was battling with myself because I wanted to go and buy chocolate in a service station, but I stayed in the car and just kept going and got home shortly after 9pm, 14 hours after I left for work in the morning.

The boiler is broken AGAIN so no hot water or heating AGAIN!  GRRRRRR!

I promised myself a smoothie and it was worth waiting for.

Spinach, banana, apple, 2 dates, 1/2 a tub of cottage cheese with pineapple with almond milk and ice cubes.  It was wonderful – refreshing and creamy and very smooth.

Followed by some Gruyere and oatcakes.  So that was my day in Birmingham, briefly.


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 Birmingham, Briefly

  1. Sarah says:

    You’re v disciplined – well resisted. I can’t believe it about your boiler – just shout for whatever you need (washing, showers, letting the man in, etc). xxx

  2. abiellson says:

    Your bloody boiler! You are funny with your love of cheese 🙂 Take care you busy working woman xx

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