Waterloo Sunrise

Today I saw one of the best sunrises I have ever seen.

Sunrise 4

It just got better and better.Sunrise 3

The sky was so pink it reflected in the River and we had a pink River Thames!Sunrise 2

The sun eventually rose.  As you can see, I was back at work.Sunrise 1

I made breakfast last night.  I put 30g oats, 1 tbsp Chia seeds, 200 ml almond milk, cinnamon, 1 banana and some frozen berries in a pot.  I took it to work and ate it at my desk.  5 points (oats = 3, Chia seeds = 1 and milk = 1).

making breakfast

At lunch time I stuck to my NY resolution to walk a mile a day.  I am having trouble with my pedometer but am very confident that the walk to Waterloo Bridge from my office and back was at least a mile.Waterloo Bridge

This is the view East from Waterloo Bridge.  It was a lovely walk and there are lots of interesting things to look at along the way.  I will be doing this walk again.

Looking East from Waterloo

Back near the office I decided to walk on to Borough Market and support the hardy stall holders, who brave the elements to sell us amazing food.  I was surprised and disappointed that no one was there!  It was completely deserted.empty Borough

Turnip was open so I bought 2 mandarins.Clementines in Borough

And then went to Konditor & Cook for a salmon fillet with 2 salads: sweet potato with fennel and beetroot plus a roasted aubergine and courgette salad.  It is difficult to accurately calculate points but I estimated 12 points for this (salmon = 6, 1 tbsp oil = 4 and 1/2 a sweet potato = 2).salmon and salad

Supper was made with these vegetables.4 veg

I made a white sauce (25 g of butter and flour with 300 ml semi-skimmed milk) added 80 g Cheddar to the sauce and 80 g Parmesan on the top then baked in the oven for half an hour.
veg in cheese sauce in terracotta

I shared this with Lara so calculated the points to be 16 (13 g butter = 3, flour = 2, milk = 2, 40 g Cheddar = 5 and 40 g Parmesan = 4).Veggies in cheese sauce

So another successful day of walking a mile and eating within my point allowance.  I am so pleased I am back in the groove.

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 Waterloo Sunrise

  1. laura1952 says:

    I ♥ new beginnings and new enthusiasm. I am glad your lunch walk probably got you to your Mile a Day in 2013! 😀 Don’t forget to check in.

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