A Very Busy Week

This week has been insanely busy, both at work and home.  

I had another trip to Edinburgh and stayed at the Apex hotel, on Grassmarket.  I liked both the hotel and the location.   I really liked the style of the decor and furnishings.
    I would definitely stay here if I came with the family or friends.  The bathroom was a good size and had a free standing shower and a bath.
 Having spent most of the day sitting down, I went for a walk around central Edinburgh before meeting colleagues for supper.  This is Grassmarket and the Apex is on the left.

 This cute street runs between Grassmarket and the Royal Mile.   

    
    

St Giles Cathedral   

    
 The Mound  Lots of interesting closes, alleyways and stairways   

 Plus shops   

   
And lots of pubs.  Time for a glass of.

  
 I think I walked all the way round the castle In the course of the evening and then had a Vegan pizza in an Italian restaurant.   

    
 The castle looms above Grassmarket. It was just about light when I left for the office. One of the best vegan options at Edinburgh airport is Yo Sushi.  Not such a great diet choice though as I ate way too many  portions which is easy to do as they pass in front of you on an endless conveyor belt. Last night I had a lovely evening over the road with several of my lovely neighbours and I ate and drank way too much, including cheese.   Thank you Marion and Colin for hosting such a great dinner and to the best neighbours ever for much needed laughter.

  I slightly redeemed myself with a dog walk this morning in the winter sunshine followed by a nearly healthy lunch at Basil in Tunbridge Wells with Harvey.   

 Basil makes delicious and imaginative salads but they do tend to be a bit heavy with the dressings, many of which contain dairy.  I wish they served the dressing separately.  I did enjoy it all,though.  Supper was a Thai vegetable curry I made using lots of veggies, including peas and beans from the garden (via the freezer).  Served on a bed of noodles.   

 
I will be having an early night tonight and tomorrow I plan to exercise and eat very lightly.   There has been too much eating and not enough exercising for me recently.

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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