Home Sick

I seem to be spending so much time out socialising, running errands and travelling at the moment that I am really missing being at home.  I don’t want to keep being out and away.  I want to be at home.

Today was another very early start; I was on the first train out of my local station to get to Birmingham.Wealden Times and Coffee I bought breakfast in EAT in Brindley Place, Birmingham.EAT breakfast 2-7-13 This passionfruit and mango bircher muesli was really tasty.  I will have that again.EAT Mango and Passionfruit Bircher Muesli It was my colleague Mitchell’s birthday today so we went out for lunch.  We sat at a window seat beside the canal in Pitcher & Piano.  This was the BBQ burger and chips.  The picture is slightly misleading as it makes the burger look small and the chips massive.  The reality is that they were both massive!  Very tasty burger though, I did enjoy it.  Happy Birthday Mitchell 🙂P&P BBQ Burger I wished I could have stayed out here, in Brindley Place.Screen in Brindley Place Sitting on a bean bag, watching the tennis.  No such option for me though so it was back to work.Wimbledon screen I was back just before 8pm.  The apple tree is even more smothered in this heavenly scented rose.  I would know I was home even if I was blindfolded by the scent.  I breathed in deeply and was happy to be home.Apple tree and white roses I enjoy a potter in the garden when I get home.  This bed could have been laid to celebrate Wimbledon as it is the Wimbledon colours.  Go Murray!flower beds 2 Some more strawberries are ripe 🙂strawbs in pot I picked some spinach.spinach in garden 2-7-13 So there was the basis for supper.  I ate the strawberries as they were because it is a waste to blitz something this delicious in a blender. 4 strawbs and spinach I was still full from the lunch I had eaten 7 hours earlier so I went for optimum nutrition instead.  To my spinach I added 2 apricots, a frozen banana and 1/2 a tsp each of Matcha, Kelp and Spirulina.dinner 2-7-13 2 Lots of green goodness and something orange for sweetness and additional nutrients.  All placed in the blender and blitzed until smooth with no liquid added.Dinner 2-7-13 It had my favoured soft ice-cream like consistency.  I liked the coldness and the smoothness of it.Spinach, banana and apricot 2

I could have eaten more but this was sufficient.  I wlil have some nuts and seeds to nibble while I watch some TV.

green ice-cream

I was so tired I cancelled my planned evening out, even though I wanted to see my friends.  I needed to be at home.

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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3 Responses to Home Sick

  1. laura1952 says:

    Sometimes you just have to listen to the body and say no to the friends. There will be other opportunities, but today is a “home sweet home” evening.

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m happy to think of you having a lovely relaxed night at home…your friends will certainly understand. You’re a v busy lady. xxx

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