Glad That’s Over

Today started well.  I had a little treat of a coffee from my favourite coffee shop on the way to work.  Flat White Friday 🙂

At work, I enjoyed the breakfast I had brought in of oats, yogurt and 2 fresh figs.


These figs were perfectly ripe and unblemished.  Such a relief because at 80p each I would hate to have been disappointed.

This was a breakfast slowly savoured and much enjoyed, eaten while I read emails and planned my day.

The morning was good but busy and I was only left with 20 minutes for lunch.  I raced to the market.  They really need a fast lane for those of us who nip out from work.  Yes, Borough Market is a lovely place to potter about in, hold hands in, browse the stalls, stop and stare and take it in.  But for goodness sake!  Some of us are in a tearing rush so can you please MOOOOVE.

My Raclette infatuation has been replaced by my new love, Arabica.  I’m a very fickle person and my love-in with Raclette is currently over.

I had a serving of lentil and bulgur salad with cheese and thyme salad

and smoked courgette.  These salads are quite heavy with yogurt and oil so not a dieters dream but they are certainly delicious and they keep you feeling full for many hours.  The portions are quite modest so I do not think it was a disaster.  It was so good it was worth every single calorie.

It was served with some flatbread and I also bought a chicken and pistachio kibeh.  They are an unusual shape and they remind me a little of a scotch egg.  The chicken was minced with the pistachios and wrapped in a bulgur wheat casing and presumably then fried.  It was not as tasty as I expected but I think I will try a different flavour before I write them off.

Unfortunately these were very tasty!  I bought a small box to take home and share with James and Harvey who both love baklava.

Unfortunately I had a very demanding and stressful afternoon.  The stress was slightly alleviated by one of these which was amazing.  Birds nest baklava filled with pistachios.

A while later one of these coconut and walnut squares was awesome.

And then on the train several more followed.  Sorry James and Harvey there is only one left.

This was a VERY tough and demanding week.  Glad that’s over.



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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2 Responses to Glad That’s Over

  1. laura1952 says:

    I guess it will be a guy thing and the toss of the coin to see who gets the last one. Or a comprise of 1/2 each.

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