It is now!
Yup, I have given up my vegan experiment. It was just too difficult when I am out of the house 5 long days a week. Plus I am working very hard at the moment so when I am home I do not have the energy after such a long day to prepare something to take in the next day. I was definitely losing weight, despite the nuts I nibbled. Did I feel better? I can not honestly say. Mainly because the vegan diet coincided with a busy time at work and too much going on at home. I can confirm I did NOT feel worse. One possible benefit was that I do sometimes suffer from very itchy shins and that went away so possibly that was diet related.
Dieting is hard enough and restricting what I eat at the same time was just too much. So I enjoyed a shepherd’s pie on Sunday and cheese on toast. I had promised myself I could have a toasted cheese sandwich when I finished my vegan challenge. I had one yesterday from EAT with ham in it too and it was heavenly.
I was in a different office yesterday, near Liverpool Street Station and I really enjoyed the walk back to London Bridge at the end of the day. There is so much building work going on at the moment in London.
This is ‘The Gherkin’ – I had not realised how shiny it was until seeing it at this angle with no buildings obscuring the view.
Unfortunately the shops in here are a little uninspiring but the buildings are beautiful. When I worked near here, many years ago, there was a Cranks wholefood shop which was excellent for lunches and a music shop, Farringdon’s, which sold some unusual CDS and was good for browsing in at lunch time. I did enjoy a browse through a book shop which has been here for a long time.
I have eaten far too much bread and biscuits and even chocolate this week. I went a bit crazy after opening up the range of foods I am allowed again. This is such a struggle but one I must persevere with. Tuna and sweetcorn for supper with 2 large juicy tomatoes and some grapes. That may be the first fruit and vegetables I have eaten since Sunday. yes, the diet has been that bad!
I really admire people who stick to a restricted diet but it is not for me. I will however try to add more vegan foods to our diet and cut down on cheese and butter.