London Bridge Sunset

Another good day on the eating front – checking in 1,148 calories and a short walk (better then none!).

Breakfast was a 2 egg omelette with roasted orange pepper, carrot and mushrooms.

294 calories.orange omeletteI had to go in to work today (thank you Suzanne and Jane for looking after Harvey) and I grabbed a soup from Apostrophe.  I had a chickpea and spinach soup and it was excellent.  On their website they give nutritional data for all their dishes except the soups as they vary each day.  I did find a calorie calculation for a similar sounding soup from Apostrophe – pumpkin and lentil – so I am using that.  I didn’t eat the bread it came with, in fact I gave it back.

320 calories.
Apostrophe's soup I was in a different office today in the heart of the City.  I enjoyed walking back over London Bridge to get the train.London Bridge in stone The walk was perfectly timed to catch sunset over the Thames.sunset from London Bridge Shard and end of LBThis glass fronted office would have lovely views across the water.
offices beside Thames Not sure I would want to work in such a goldfish bowl though.inside building Maybe I would for this view!Looking North from London Bridge Back home I made a vegetable curry to use up left over veggies in the fridge.  I ground a mixture of spices in the pestle and mortar (cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and caraway seeds) and fried them in coconut butter with onions and garlic.  I lightly steamed some green beans and cauliflower which I added to the onions and spices with chickpeas, celeriac, kohlrabi and a tin of chopped tomatoes.  I mixed it all together, added garam masala, turmeric, salt and pepper and left it simmering for about half an hour.cauliflower, chickpeas and beans Served with Cholula hot sauce.  I couldn’t be bothered to make rice to go with it but actually it didn’t need it.  The chick peas added enough carbs.  This was very tasty and I had 2 bowlfulls.

501 calories.veg curry

Tomorrow’s lunch is in the fridge.  I just need to prepare breakfast now and I am all sorted for tomorrow.  Planning ahead is a bit of a bore to be honest but if I didn’t do it, I know I will be tempted to eat the wrong things as I am in an all day meeting tomorrow.  Food will be provided but I am quite sure it will not be diet friendly.

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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3 Responses to London Bridge Sunset

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    Great meal choices. The omelet looks so good.

  2. william237 says:

    Hi Zoe…enjoyed your blog…you have exactly the right attitude to make a permanent change. Forget quick fix diets and fad exercises…as you have realised the ONLY way to get control in the long term is to change your habits and mind set. Once you have done this, the eating bit is relatively easy. Good luck
    William237.com

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