G’Day Australia

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.

Country Views
Australia FlagAustralia 498
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 121
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 105
United States FlagUnited States 53
Canada FlagCanada 12
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 6
Ireland FlagIreland 5
Brazil FlagBrazil 5
Germany FlagGermany 5
India FlagIndia 3
France FlagFrance 3
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 3
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 2

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.

breakfast blackberries yogurt and nuts 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.breakfast 16-10-13 My office is near this Street with it’s architectural mix of old and new.Southwark Street I really like the 2 tall warehouse buildings.The Tall House 2 This one is even called ‘The Tall House’ and believe it or not, is the location of a Chinese restaurant on the ground floor.The Tall House special lunch menu I went out with 5 of my work colleagues.Chinese tea 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!rice 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.Simply Italian starters 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.Simply Italian Vesuvio Thursday

Guess what I started with?  Yup, natural yogurt, blackberries, pecans, almonds, chia and pumpkin seeds.berakfast 17-10 I love this combination.  I like the taste, the varied textures and how pretty it all looks.  Give it a go!breakfast 17-10-13 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.lunch 17-10-13In my salad pot today were mixed salad leaves, spring onion, yellow pepper and the last piece of the sweet potato flatbread.
chicken salad 17-10-13 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.sweet potato bread 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.Badoit and Doritos 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.Cheese and mushroom omelette 17-10-13

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 🙂


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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6 Responses to G’Day Australia

  1. Lara says:

    I found the breakdown of the countries who read your blog fascinating!! So many, well done 🙂 and fantastic once again on sticking to no sugar – so proud x.x.x

  2. Sarah says:

    Oh goodness Zoe, I know I love your blog (2 of your colleagues being sick after a mediocre Chinese, a look at quirky architecture, hints of a pretty whacky social life, and some amazingly unusual health foods all with exotic names and gorgeously rustic packaging) but your international following is quite amazing! I had no idea…you must be very proud. I’m proud to know you….xxx

  3. laura1952 says:

    Zoe, isn’t that a wonderful celebration for your Blog!!! You know how much I love to keep in touch with the amazing person you are through your spectacular blog. It is so special in the way that it takes us everywhere through your high quality photography and perfect detailed writing. No one is left guessing at the end.

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