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 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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