Big Beautiful Burrito

I am really enjoying the new work I am doing and the people are great but I really found it hard getting up and going in to work today.  Working from home on a Monday was such a benefit.  I hope I can do it again soon.

I made breakfast to take in and it was lovely but no photos.  I got the mix perfect today.  I weighed and measured so take your pick of cups or grams/mls:

Uncooked Oats with Yogurt and Blueberries

  1. 1/2 cup or 40 g oats
  2. 1/2 cup or 110 g Natural yogurt
  3. 1/2 cup or 110 ml soya milk
  4. 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

Mix everything together and leave for 3 – 4 hours for the oats to absorb some milk.  It was great and I will have exactly the same again tomorrow, hopefully with a photo this time.

At lunch time I went outside to stretch my legs and walked through an alleyway to investigate what lay yonder.  I was so tempted to press this bell!  I didn’t though.


This part of London, to the North of the City, is a real mixture of ages and styles of architecture.  Through the alleyway was this little park which had a well equipped playground  and a seating area for those wanting to eat outside or just sit and relax.Outside seating

Tucked away in the corner are some raised beds and a little sign designating this as a growing area.  What a brilliant idea.  I do hope I get to see something growing in it.
Vegetable bedsI strolled along past the market stalls and decided to join the longest queue which was at this Burrito wagon.  They were very efficient and I was soon at the front.  Too soon really because I was enjoying chatting to Gini but on the other hand I needed to be back at work.
Burrito wagon

I went for the vegetarian option and it was FAB-U-LOUS !!!!  It had cheese, rice, black beans, coriander, tomato, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and chilli sauce.   It was so good I want to eat it again so I shall be returning.Burrito

I know lunch would have been loaded with calories.  The white wrap and white rice had little nutritional value but everything else was healthy but calorie dense so I made a smoothie for supper.  I started with the same as yesterday: spinach, kale, orange and a banana.  I then added another orange and a stick of celery.kale etc in colander

This one doesn’t look like pond algae!  I preferred the flavour of yesterdays though because the celery was a bit over powering.celery green smoothie

All in all, a very satisfactory day.

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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