Not Quite That Friday Feeling

What a bleurgh day today was and how badly I ate !  I went to the funeral of a friend and neighbour yesterday.  It was beautifully done but profoundly sad and I couldn’t stop thinking about her or her beloved boys, who are now growing up, just 3 houses away without their Mummy.

I am still struggling with jet lag too.  I feel exhausted in the evening but can not stay asleep long enough once I go to bed.  I was awake just after 3am this morning and could not get back to sleep so I got up and caught the 5:30 am train to London.

While I was away we moved offices.  Our new office was described as “looking like a prison”.  I see what they mean!The prison Luckily we do have windows on our floor.  We look out over Blackfriar’s Bridge.  The windows are much smaller than our previous office and we have less space but the inside of the building is actually better than the other one.  It is also further from Borough Market and Monmouth coffee so that may save me.view from prison I ate some unhealthy rubbish for breakfast and mid morning felt tired again so I set out to find something healthier.  There is a Crussh nearby so I went inside to choose something.Crussh I selected a Super Smoothie which had some super nutrients to help elevate your mood, allegedly.  It didn’t work but it tasted good.  I also had a Bounce ball for protein.  They taste delicious but have a high sugar content.Crussh smoothie At lunch time I decided to walk to Borough Market. I know I just said previously I am further away so I won’t go so often but I didn’t mean I won’t ever go!

My route took me through this housing estate.  Behind one of these houses is the most surprising garden.gourd flats It is not very large but it is completely full of vegetables.  Just look at those gourds hanging from the wire netting that covers the garden.  Every inch of space has something growing in it.gourd garden There were at least 3 types of gourd hanging from the “roof”.  Quite incredible.Gourds Borough Market did not please me today like it usually does.  It was hot, very humid and completely packed with people.  I felt very claustrophobic and uncharacteristically irritable in there today.  I rarely work in London on a Friday, I usually work from home.  I had heard Friday’s were busy in the market but it was quite ridiculous and not very enjoyable.

I did go to Monmouth where I decided to stop and have a coffee and a brownie inside.  looking at Borough The coffee and brownie were lovely but naughty.  As were the other things I chose for lunch!Monmouth coffee and Brownie 1 This was Waterloo East station at 6:30am this morning.WE in morning I preferred the view at 4:30pm when I was on my way home 🙂WE in pm Having had one of my worst eating days for a very long time, I decided a super healthy supper was the way to go.  Harvey and I shared 3 huge Swiss Chard leaves, including stalks.H and Swiss ChardCourgettes from the garden and onions.
courgettes and onions Plus some brown Basmati rice and cherry tomatoes.  I needed something very nutritious and light for supper as I am going to juice fast tomorrow and I want to set myself up for a good nights sleep.  Supper 30-8-13

I also needed to compensate for a very bad day of eating.

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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One Response to Not Quite That Friday Feeling

  1. Gilli Fryzer says:

    I know,it was incredibly sad to lose her so suddenly, but it makes us realise how incredibly fragile and precious our lives are ( and our friends!) x

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