Today was the first day back at work for over 2 weeks and oh boy was that hard! I really didn’t want to go and in fact, I so badly didn’t want to go I made my life a whole lot harder by barely sleeping at all last night. That meant the entire day was a very long struggle but I did manage to eat well. I am always most tempted to eat sugary carbs when I am tired but I didn’t today – hurrah!
I had a mono-meal for breakfast of a bag of clementines. At lunch time I wanted to have a walk so I walked up to the Planet Organic on Torrington Place. I used to go there with my fellow students when I was studying for my nutrition degree. It has been renovated since those days but it still felt good to be “back”.
I walked past another Planet Organic on Tottenham Court Road on the way, but I kept going to Torrington Place to get the step count up and it worked; I have walked over 10,000 steps today.
What delightful shopping spaces the Planet Organics are. They sell a good range of grocery products as you would expect in any other supermarket but most of these are healthy versions. They also have an excellent hot and cold food counter, plus pre-packaged food to go. It is ALL clearly labelled so picking out a meal that was vegan couldn’t have been easier. I wish it was food labelling law to identify food in that way, it makes life so much simpler and safer if you have a nut/gluten/dairy allergy or intolerance.
I went for a medium sized salad bowl and had a spoonful of all their salads with a cashew dressing. I enjoyed it all. My only complaint was that it wasn’t enough and I was hungry afterwards. Luckily at work we had a fruit box drop so I snacked on 2 apples, a banana and a plum. I bought a carton of hemp milk too. I used to drink hemp quite a bit but then I stopped and I had almost forgotten about it until Clare mentioned how much she enjoys it on NYE so I bought some and it went very well in my cup of Rooibos tea. This tired Mama made a very simple supper of oven baked “chips” and reheated cauliflower cheez. It hit that comfort food spot perfectly.
I am off to bed soon and really hoping I can sleep better tonight as today was tough as I was sooooooo tired. But I did my exercise and remained vegan so I am proud of that. Planet Organic’s slogan is very true; Eat Well, Live Better.