Family In My Suitcase

I worked much longer and harder today than I expected to.  This is going to be another tough week!

This looks weird but it was quite tasty.  I had some left over smoothie from yesterday and I used it to make porridge with this morning.  The chunks are banana to sweeten it as it was a bit sharp.

Lunch was reheated lentil and aubergine bake with rice, yogurt and cheese.  It reheated really well.  Too well actually because I ate most of it before remembering to take a photo!  I will definitely be making this again, it really was very good.

After working from 6am until 6pm (yes, I did!) I hastily packed and drove up to Birmingham.  I was so tired when I got here because I had worked flat out all day, without even time for a dog walk at lunch time 😦 .  I knew I must have been tired.  On my way out to dinner I stopped at a cashpoint machine to withdraw £200.  I carried on walking and this man called after me – I had only left the cash in the machine!!!!  He could easily have taken it as I had definitely walked away and was round the corner.  How extraordinarily kind of him.  Whoever you are, thank you very much.

Look who I packed in my suitcase!

This Mama has had enough of being without her babies so she brought them with her.  We had a superb drive up here and arrived about 2 hours and 40 minutes after leaving home.  No traffic at all, it was brilliant.  We checked in to the hotel and went out for dinner to Wagamama’s.

I had miso soup (Lara was posion tester), edamame beans,

Pad Thai,


with a beer,

and white chocolate and ginger cheesecake – oops.

Our desserts were on the house as an apology for not having a dairy free dessert except an ice lolly – happy with that!

We had a stroll along the canals to stretch our legs before retiring for the night

and then headed back to the hotel.  Lara and I had sleep on our minds but the little fella had other ideas!

All relaxed now and sleep beckons.  It is so much fun having them here with me.  I must pack them more often.

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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One Response to Family In My Suitcase

  1. laura1952 says:

    I’m glad you were able to bring the kids with you. Well, Lara is far from being a kid. Tell her I like the new lighter look with the hair. Bob noticed it too a couple of days ago.

    Your food definitely looked really interesting today. I love the idea of left over smoothie to make porridge.

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