London Prepares

I worked from home first thing today so I had a chance to make a hot breakfast instead of sitting on a train.  Using eggs we were given by our fab friends in Leicestershire and some kale from our garden

Harvey and I had kale omelettes.  A good start to the day.

After dropping him off at the day’s activity I headed for London.  As I got off the train at London Bridge, that unmistakable voice boomed over the tannoy “this is the Mayor of London.  This is going to be the big one!”  Well, let’s hope so Boris.  Walking out of the station I noticed new pink signs everywhere.  I am really excited about the Olympics 🙂

I was not inconvenienced on the way in to work as I had missed the morning rush hour but in the evening – oh my goodness!!!!  It was dreadful.  They were practising their drill for coping with the crowds during the Olympics which seemed to involve blocking off all the normal entrances to the station and making us walk an incredibly circuitous route to get there.  It was infuriating but luckily I had left work in plenty of time so I didn’t miss my train.  But I suspect many people did tonight.  GRRRRRR.

For lunch I had some salmon with butternut squash and sweet potato.  It was all cold in case you are wondering but tasted good.  The salmon was particularly flavoursome and went really well with the rocket – I wished I had grown some rocket this year.

By the evening I was feeling tired and fluey so went for a smoothie full of vitamins.  I started with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries,

plus a banana, Greek yogurt, half an avocado and half a lime

Plus coconut water and sesame seeds.  Very tasty but not quite substantial enough so I am now having some lovely multigrain bread I bought at Frankie’s Farmshop and some Gruyere I bought tonight.

I am very pleased that for the next 3 days, while London prepares for the Olympics, I am well out of it as I can work from home.  How marvellous – no commuting for 3 days.

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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