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 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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1 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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