The Market And The Yard

Last night I made my breakfast and lunch.  This was so I knew how many calories I was taking with me and to save a few pennies.

Breakfast was so delicious.  I mixed 125 g Pineapple Co Yo (yogurt made with coconut milk) with a mashed banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 75 g blueberries.  I stirred it all together and left it in the fridge.  When I sat at my desk in London and ate it I had a few moments of sheer delight.  It was a tropical treat and one I shall be having again. 412 calories.

Co Yo and blueberries

This was only intended to be a snack but it ended up being my entire lunch:  120 g brown basmati rice, 3 raw button mushrooms, cucumber sticks, a celery stalk and some raw broccoli florets.  I can not pretend it was particularly enjoyable but I did not dislike it and I just slowly munched it while I worked. 165 calories.  Yes, just 165 calories and it kept me full until supper time.rice and veg for lunch

I did pop down to the market at about 2pm, to stretch my legs and think about getting something else to eat.  No idea what they were filming this time – quite a lot of filming goes on around Borough Market.Filming in Borough

I bought 2 clementines for 40p from the market and that completed lunch!Clems

I have often wandered past Neal’s Yard Remedies but never been in.  Today I went in though and it was lovely.   A sweet scented oasis of calm, with lovely ladies in there to help you find what you need to soothe away your worries and in my case, intensively moisturise my dry hands.Jars in neal's 3

There are rows of dried plants in jars behind the counter.jars in Neal's 2 Jars in Neal's 1

I sampled the Night Time tea and bought a box to take home (and some hand cream).  I am sipping some while I type and it really is very pleasant.Neal's Yard Nigh Time tea

I arrived home with nearly 1,000 calories available to me 🙂  We had the steak leftover from Saturday,sizzling steaks

With steamed broccoli, carrots and brussels sprouts.veg in steamer

Plus I had 100 g mashed potato.  That tasty plateful was 595 calories.steak mash and veg

So here we are , at the end of the day, and I have 307 calories left over.  I am leaving them well alone as I am not hungry so today is a below the line day.

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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