I feel I have to give Australia a special hello today so G’day to you all. Yesterday was my second highest ever day of number of readers of my blog with 850 views, 498 of which came from Australia! Thank you to all of you who read my blog, wherever in the world you are.
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I was out last night and didn’t have a chance to blog so here’s 2 days worth.
Breakfast was an old favourite. Well, a new favourite really but I have had it 3 days in a row which is unusual for me so it is classified as an old favourite now.
I put more yogurt in than the day before and more nuts plus Chia seeds. This was a perfect quantity as it kept me feeling full and comfortable until lunch time. My office is near this Street with it’s architectural mix of old and new. I really like the 2 tall warehouse buildings. This one is even called ‘The Tall House’ and believe it or not, is the location of a Chinese restaurant on the ground floor. I went out with 5 of my work colleagues. I passed on the chicken and sweetcorn soup as I suspected it would have had sugar in it. It was actually very hard to choose something that I thought would be sugar free because most meals had a sauce so I went for the chicken fried rice. I was disappointed by the lack of vegetables. And chicken. It was just rice really. I would hesitate to recommend it because although mine was adequate, 2 of my colleagues were sick in the afternoon! I was out again in the evening! This time with the Mums from Harvey’s class at school. We went to an Italian restaurant called ‘Simply Italian’ and it was great. We all shared olives and bread to start with. I couldn’t dip my bread in the oil because it had Balsamic vinegar in it which has sugar in it so I mainly picked at the olives. They went very well with a large glass of red. I chose a pizza. This is the Vesuvio and it had lots of chilli on it which was great. No one had dessert so that was one temptation less. When I look back at yesterday’s eating, it was definitely lacking in vegetables so I made a better effort today. Thursday
Guess what I started with? Yup, natural yogurt, blackberries, pecans, almonds, chia and pumpkin seeds. I love this combination. I like the taste, the varied textures and how pretty it all looks. Give it a go! I made lunch at home and took that in to work too. I bought a chicken at the weekend and I have had 8 meals out of it; 3 x roast chicken dinner, 3 x chicken soup and 2 x salads. So it may have been an expensive chook but we got our moneys worth.In my salad pot today were mixed salad leaves, spring onion, yellow pepper and the last piece of the sweet potato flatbread.
That sweet potato flatbread was a brilliant thing to have in the fridge as it was so easy to cut it up and put it in the salad. It tasted delicious cold so I will definitely be making that again. I had a very frustrating day today so went out for a walk at lunch time and for some reason decided I need a bottle of Badoit. It is my favourite naturally sparkling water which I rarely buy because I try to not buy products in plastic bottles – think about the landfill! I also bought a bag of Doritos. They are full of terrible things but no sugar and I was craving a strong flavour. They did the trick. I wasn’t very hungry this evening and I was back later than usual so I made a simple 2 egg omelette with mushrooms and cheese. It was perfect.
So there we are, 2 more days of no added sugar in anything. Farewell Australia and the rest of the world who reads this. Enjoy your evening – happy birthday Sandy 🙂