Working and Traveling

I have done quite well today with my eating which is good considering I have not been at home.  It is so much harder to eat healthily when you are not at home.  Well, I think it is.

I had a reasonable nights sleep in my hotel room last night and set off for the office bright and early.

Hilton GI Glasgow There is a very grand eatery near the office and I had a skinny latte, an apple and yogurt with berries and granola.Philpotts breakfast I am trying to eat more raw food than I have recently.  Eating a high proportion of raw food definitely makes me feel more energetic and alert so I set off with the intention of finding a completely raw lunch.  I nearly managed it but the healthiest protein option were some cooked beans.  I would have been far too hungry if I had only had salad.Salad and beans I also had a fruit salad.  Plus I had 2 cups of tea during the day and lots of water.Fruit salad GlasgowAt the end of a very pleasant day working with my team I left the office and headed for the splendid Glasgow Central station which is in this amazing building.Glasgow Grand Central StationInside it is huge and also very light thanks to the glass ceiling.

Glasgow station ceilingThis part of the building is the Grand Central hotel which I have stayed in before and ‘Champagne Central’ is a very gorgeous bar.

Glasgow sation Everything inside the station is designed to be in keeping with the older parts of the building.M&S Glasgow While I waited for my train I looked at the destinations on the train boards.  I do not think I have been to any of these places and certainly couldn’t place them on a map – although I would assume they are in Scotland.Glasgow Station boards This is my train.  I am off to Birmingham which is where I am as I write this post 🙂Train to Birmingham

ScotRail train

The book I am reading, ‘Raw Living’, recommends eating nuts and seeds as they are an excellent source of protein, fibre and healthy fats when they are raw.  The fats are not so healthy when the nuts are roasted and they are not a healthy snack when they are covered in salt.  So I picked up this bag of nuts and seeds and a packet of apples which I thought would do for supper.  Unfortunately the nuts and seeds are roasted so they tasted lovely but they were not raw.  I then got to the bit in the book that said do not eat more nuts or seeds than you could hold in one hand in a day.  Oops!Nuts and seeds on train

So, a reasonable day of eating.  I can retire for the night knowing I did ok.

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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2 Responses to Working and Traveling

  1. laura1952 says:

    It is too bad you didn’t have access to any nuts to add to your salad or hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds. I add them to my breakfast smoothies for the protein or I am never full. I also put them in my salads for the same reason. Great job eating today being away from home.

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