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My Raclette infatuation has been replaced by my new love, Arabica.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 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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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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