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 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 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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