More Meanderings in London

I have had such a busy few days, both at work and outside of work.  I have eaten reasonably well considering but not as well as I should have done.  Unusually for me these days, I have had a couple of glasses of wine for the last 3 nights so that will not help weight loss this week but sometimes such things are needed.

Monday began well with a tub of overnight oats and chia seeds with banana, taken in to work.banana and chia pudding I didn’t eat much on Sunday and was very hungry all day.  Luckily the cafe at work sold apples and a seed and nut bar which was quite good.9 bar I eventually had time to go out and popped in to Pure which is the nearest food place to the office.  I haven’t been in there for a while and certainly not while I am trying to eat like a vegan so was delighted to notice how clear their labelling was.Pure Bean Beanie I wanted some soup and their vegan offering was a Thai green curry with lentils which they let me sample.  It was fabulous.Pure sample So I returned to the office with a green juice, Bean Beanie wrap and lentil Thai green curry soup.  A feast worthy of any vegan wannabee.Pure 9-2-15After 2 large glasses of wine with my Dad and sister Lucy I headed home with some fruit to munch on the train.  I ate all the mango.
3 pots of fruitI ate all this too but the grapes are in the fridge.
classic fruit salad On Tuesday I had breakfast at home before work; porridge made with almond milk, mashed up with a banana for sweetness and topped with a blood orange, some blueberries and a teaspoon of peanut butter.  porridge fruit and nuts I worked in a different office on Tuesday in Southwark and went to Leon for lunch.  Not overly impressed.  I disliked the green smoothie and the bean wrap was just not substantial enough.Leon wrap and juiceHaving eaten hastily I went for a wander as my location was close to the Bankside office we moved away from just over a year ago.back of Tate Bankside statue near Albion I have missed Albion so I popped in.Albion frontage I shouldn’t have because I bought a very large cookie.  It was lovely but should definitely have been left on the shelf.Albion biscuit In the evening I walked over to Fleet Street.  Past the huge building housing the Tate art gallery.Tate BanksideOver the Millenium Bridge to the North side of the river.
wobbly bridge I met my Dad at his hotelApex elephant and we hopped in a cab to Salt Yard on Goodge Street.  It is an excellent tapas restaurant but not very vegan friendly so I avoided the meat and fish and instead had 3 dishes with dairy in them.  The dishes are all small but three was about the right number.salt yard menu A lovely light salad made with blood orange and golden beetroot with whipped goats cheese and walnuts.yellow beetroot salad Polenta with chard and mushrooms in a heavenly creamy sauce topped with Parmesan.polenta and chardAnd chips – the only vegan thing on the menu assuming you resisted the mayonnaise – I didn’t!
potatoes saltyardWe had a table in a lovely cosy corner and it was wonderful to have Dad to ourselves and plenty of time to chat.  Thank you Lucy for treating us to supper.
Dad and Lucy

Today I was ok with my eating.  Porridge for breakfast, a Wholefoods salad for lunch, a snack of coconut meat and mango and a small tub of chocolate Co Yo.  Supper will be a jacket potato with baked beans and then a very early night!

Have a good evening and hopefully see you here tomorrow.

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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