A Long Day

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head (after I’d had a shower – natch)
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup (well actually I didn’t have time for a cuppa)
And looking up, I noticed I was late in plenty of time, as usual
Found Left my coat (it was sunny) and grabbed my hat bag
Made the bus train in seconds flat with time to spare
Found my way upstairs self a seat and had a smoke read my kindle
And some nobody spoke and I some went into a dream

And there I was in Euston where I bought a yogurt, fruit compote and granola pot.

It was quite good.

I spent the day in the Birmingham office where I worked, worked, worked.  Popped next door at lunch time to EAT and had a cheese sandwich and a small chicken laksa soup.

Worked, worked and worked some more, then hopped in to a taxi back to the station.  I like Birmingham.  The architecture is interesting

and very varied.

Gateway back to the South

I was very tired on the way home.  I had been up since 4:45 am and found the journey home a bit much.  The trouble with this long journey is a psychological one.  Usually, when I get off the train at the end of the day I am at home.  But for this journey when I got off the train I was in North London.  I then had to get across London by tube and then get the train home.  So I ate something ridiculous.  4 Millie’s Cookies.  Yes, you read that right.  I had 4 which I bought in Birmingham.

Back in London I felt too sweet so I bought a little bag of cashew nuts.  Euston, we have a problem!

I finally made it home, 16 hours after I left it.  Tired and cross with myself for my stupid snacking.  I wasn’t hungry but wanted to pack some nutrients in so I pottered about in the garden and picked a variety of green leaves (kale, spinach, radish, kale and broccoli)

which I blended with a banana, lots of ice cubes and some almond milk.

It made a long, cold and refreshing drink.

It’s frothy man!

So I did not have a good diet day.  Or maybe it was ok.  You must get to eat more calories today – it’s the longest day 🙂

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 A Long Day

  1. laura1952 says:

    You do get to Zig Zag your calories and have an above average day to keep fooling the metabolism. So on that note…Happy Solstice Summer.

  2. Veg Grower up the Road says:

    Hey Zoe, don’t make it bad.
    Take a long day and make it better.
    Remember to put away the treats,
    Then you can start to make it better.

    And anytime you feel the pain, hey Zoe, refrain,
    Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.
    For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
    By making his world a little leaner.

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