I was organised today and took breakfast in to work this morning. A small bag of local cherries which are delicious.
A pot of the smoothie I made yesterday with pineapple, blackberries, kiwi and banana. I made a double portion and froze one for today. With a green tea. At lunch time I walked over London Bridge to the north side of the river to do some clothes shopping. You forget how hot it is outside, when you just glimpse the sun from your air conditioned office. I would like to do a bus tour of London and was wishing I was doing that today instead of heading back to the office. City workers made the most of the sunshine. Just a few minutes sitting outside beside the river is a pleasure. I bought a salad from M&S. This is delicious. It is made with quinoa, beans, nuts and vegetables. Really tasty. Followed by a nectarine. Back at home my first job is to water the garden which I really enjoy. I like to see how things are growing and become reconnected to the earth. Quite literally as I like to go out in bare feet. I really like the feel of the cool grass beneath my hot feet.
Ooh yummy, some more strawberries are ready for eating. These are my favourite types of lettuce and they are perfectly ready just now so I picked one for eating. You can cut the outer leaves off and they keep growing but I like to pick the whole lettuce as I enjoy the contrasts between the outer leaves and the really crispy little inner leaves. About 8 weeks ago I planted a row of radishes amongst the sweetcorn and now they are ready. They are multi coloured radishes. It is such a delight to come home and pick the main ingredients for supper from your garden. I added the leftover Greek salad and roasted vegetables from yesterdays BBQ. Apart from the cucumber which had gone watery and rubbery (and which I left on the side), it was really good. The lettuce was the star of this little show.
I am up and out very early tomorrow as I have to be in Birmingham but I want to eat healthily and lose weight.
I discovered a local farm that grows blackcurrants which I love. I remember reading somewhere they are one of the best sources of vitamin C. They are not too sweet either which is good because at this time of year it is too easy to eat too many sweet fruits, which I have been doing. I added about a cup to the blender to make in to a smoothie. I added half a punnett of strawberries, a banana, some coconut water and some vegan protein powder. That is now in the freezer, ready for my 4:30 am start !
I am really pleased with my eating today. I didn’t get to bed until nearly 2am as I had some paperwork to do. That is 3 – 4 hours later than usual. Being tired is usually a trigger for eating sugary carbs for me but I didn’t today so I am happy and pleased with myself. I often tend to eat badly too when I have had a bad day of eating the day before so I had 2 reasons to be worried today but I defeated my Demons. Phew.