Double Bubble

2 posts today.  Double dose.

Tuesday was spent in Birmingham which involves an early start with the alarm set for 4:30am.  On the train from Euston to Birmingham I had a green tea and a Camden Food Co Superfood smoothie which had lots of berries in it and nothing too sweet.

During the morning I ate the smoothie I had brought from home which I prepared the night before.Camden Food Co smoothie I had lunch with my colleague Mitchell.  We ate in EAT and I chose 2 small salads, both of which were delicious.2 EAT salads We then decided to have a half hour walk round Birmingham City centre which is gorgeous, particularly in the sunshine with all the flowers out.  The New Library in the background opens in September.  I am quite intrigued by it and intend to visit.Birmingham Rep Flowers galore.red flowers in Birmingham Birmingham New Library in background In Birmingham Centre of Birmingham Birmingham Town HallFloozy in Jacquzzi

I had a productive trip to Birmingham but a very frustrating trip home and I was stupid and had 2 small bags of peanuts and then a chocolate muffin on the train which was ridiculous.

I went to my cousin’s for supper and Fee cooked us a delicious tuna steak which was marinated in chilli and coriander and served with salad and new potatoes.
tuna steak and salad Followed by a panacotta with berries on top and then we had some Lindor round red chocolates.  I did manage to restrain myself to having 3.  F dessert

After a lovely supper (thank you Fee), I returned home and had some work to finish so another very late night for me followed by an early morning again!

I gave up tea and coffee on Saturday, relatively easily and had drunk none since i.e. 4 days without.  However, I was so tired this morning and had so much work to do that required careful concentration, I treated myself to 2 Monmouth coffees.  Much needed today, trust me.2 Monmouths Late morning, the stress began to recede and I went to the organic juice stand and bought 2 smoothies; 1 for breakfast which I had not had time for and one for lunch.  There was a green vegetable smoothie with wheatgrass and an Acaii berry with fruit juice.  Both were slowly sipped and kept me going until I got home.  Apart from these 2 juices and 2 coffees, I just had water and herbal teas throughout the day.2 smoothies 17-7-13
2 smoothies
Lettuce for supper.lettuce 17-7-13 2 Look how perfect this is. I feel such a massive sense of achievement for growing this.lettuce 17-7-13 1 Served with 2 radishes, tomatoes, avocado oil and a large dollop of humous.  Perfect.Salad 17-7-13 I made tomorrow’s smoothie with a pink grapefruit, blackcurrants, a banana and some almond milk.grapefruit and blackcurrants I made enough for 2 and popped them both in the freezer. Grapefruit and blackcurrant smoothies

Everything seemed to come in twos today, including 2 posts in one blog.  Double bubble.

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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