Busy But Dieting

I have been very busy in the last 2 days as I was working full-time in the City and doing the changeover of my old house.  While I try and sell it I am letting it out through Airbnb and I had to fit in the changeover last night.  I am also trying to fit in lots of walking and eating healthily so I can lose weight.  Difficult when I am so busy but I am determined.

Monday morning and I had a large rooibos tea with no milk and 3 apples for breakfast.   We have a Waitrose round the corner from the office which is very handy.p1070948Next to Waitrose is a restaurant called Passione which has a fantastic buffet.  You buy either a medium  (£4.70) or large (£5.20) tub and then help yourself to their extensive buffet.  There is a selection of hot and cold dishes and lots of lentil, bean and vegetable dishes.  I love a decent buffet.  I wasn’t very hungry on Monday so I had the medium and filled it mainly with raw and pickled veggies.p1070949In the evening, while my washing machine and tumble dryer ran non stop for about 5 hours, I heated up some of the leftover broccoli pesto quinoa and added some butternut and chard casserole to serve with it.  I was joined by Sarah who popped over to lend me her iron and phone charger and we had a lovely catch up over glasses of tap water – that is definitely a first!p1070951I also snacked on a few almonds.p1070955This morning I caught the train to London Bridge station which has improved massively over the past couple of years.  I could have gone to Cannon Street but I got off a stop early to lengthen the walk.p1070957The section between the station and London Bridge remains as grim as ever though!p1070958I was at London Bridge at 7:30, just in time for sunrise which was very pretty.  I have been working in the West End for the past couple of years and although I wish I still was, I do enjoy some aspects of being back in the City and walking over London Bridge is one of them.p1070960There is absolutely no filter or editing on this photo.  I timed my walk perfectly and as I neared the North side of the bridge, I was able to see the sun sitting in the middle of Tower Bridge. It was actually a very deep orange, even though in the photo it looks white.  Certainly an awesome start to the day.p1070962I felt really hungry today and after my black Rooibos and 3 apples, I had another Rooibos, this time with some soya milk to keep me going until lunch time.p1070965I went back to Passione for lunch today.  This is one of 2 sets of the cold buffet bowls so there is plenty of choice.  There are meat options but most dishes are vegan and not smothered in dressings – hallelujah.p1070967I was hungry so I had a large pot today.p1070969So much yumminess and good nutrition in one pot.p1070970After work I drove home to Hastings and it was great to be home.  I had a few almonds and a smoothie for supper, made wth 3 small ripe bananas, half a punnet of blackberries, some oat milk and a teaspoon of sea greens powder.p1070972I am really pleased with how I have eaten because it’s predominantly plants and lots of it is raw, which is my objective.  I have also walked at least 10,000 steps a day too so another objective achieved.

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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5 Responses to Busy But Dieting

  1. Sarah forrest says:

    Beautiful pics Zoe, and hats off for managing all those steps! Last night goes down as one of my best water-only nights ever – great to have a proper catch up. Must do it again soon. Xxx

  2. laura1952 says:

    Over the years you have always posted spectacular photos. This newest cover photo of the sun between the towers of London Bridge is awe inspiring. I can only imagine the warmth of the beauty you were witnessing rushing through your blood.

    Great job Zoe on staying committed. You will have to email me your new address. I love the idea of AirBnB. It certainly has caught on over the last couple of years, so why not take advantage of it. May your home be blessed with good tenants.

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