Happy Friday

I started today with a delicious roll.  The bread was so dark and full of seeds and I had it filled with ham.  With a skinny latte on the side.

I have had a challenging week at work.  It has been the week to deliver what I have been working on for 4 weeks so it has been stressful and busy and demanding.  It seemed to go well and today I could begin to relax a little which was much needed.  I went out for an early lunch today and it was sunny again.  Market Day :-).

The market was buzzing and I really enjoyed it.  It was full and noisy and vibrant.  Yet again I thought how lucky I am to work next to such a wonderful place.  Look where I ended up again!

Well, it has been couple of weeks.

I sat and ate outside next to the Cathedral, breathing slowly and deeply and feeling very happy.

I didn’t NEED 2 of these cookies but I had them anyway – they were great.

I also gave in to temptation and bought 4 of these massive meringues; 2 raspberry and 2 plain.  We will enjoy those this weekend.

Back to Turnips.  Harvey loves figs with yogurt and a drizzle of runny honey so I bought some figs for him.

And some mango.  Aplhonso mangoes are here :-).  They are much smaller than others and very intensely flavoured.  Hideously expensive too but what a lovely treat.

I left work at 5:30 pm on the dot and tried a different route home.  I walked across Southwark Bridge and took in the views and felt the warm sun on my face and felt excited for the weekend.  I got on the train at Cannon Street which meant I got a seat – hooray.  I too often have to stand until Sevenoaks when I get on at London Bridge so by taking a lovely walk which was 5 minutes longer then the normal route, I got on at the start of the line and had a seat.  Result.

I over-ate today so apart from a glass of wine, I had a super healthy supper.  This was one of the best smoothies I have ever made.  I love looking in the fridge, fruit bowl and garden and choosing what to blitz up.  I think about how the produce is bursting with goodness and by having it in a smoothie, my body can so easily absorb and digest it all.

Perfect Smoothie

  • 2 Swiss Chard leaves
  • 1 Bulls Blood beetroot leaf
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6 large strawberries
  • 1 tbsp golden linseed
  • 1/2 carton cottage cheese with pineapple
  • Almond milk
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • Ice cubes

It was perfect.  Thick and smooth and creamy.  It had the consistency, texture and coldness of an almost melted ice cream.  Perfect.  I know I just said perfect twice, but it really was.  Perfect, perfect, perfect :-).

Have a great weekend.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. 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 Happy Friday

  1. Lara says:

    Oooooo your lunch looked delicous!! I will have to go there one day and have a try! And looking at all those wonderful pictures is making my mouth water!! So glad you had such a wonderful time and very much excited for the weekend ahead x.x.x

  2. laura1952 says:

    Everything looks so great and that smoothie just pushes me further into wanting to hide money away for the Vitamix! 😀

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