The Full Elvis

Yes, so this happened today…

Very healthy, also known as The Full Elvis… one of Duck & Waffle’s awesome breakfast options… a waffle, pb&j, strawberries, blueberries, a glazed banana, Chantilly cream and all the trimmings…

That’s what you call falling off the healthy wagon ha ha!!!

It’s December, typically a challenging month to eat healthy… it’s quite busy for me too… breakfast with work friends today, Christmas party on Thursday, a gig on Saturday that will no doubt involve copious amounts of beer, a leaving lunch for a colleague next Tuesday, a business trip to Edinburgh Wednesday and Thursday with a Christmas do thrown in for good measure and then Christmas brunch next Friday with my little team of 3 and Christmas dinner the Wednesday after… soooooooo I could choose healthier options, but will I? Who knows… I’ll be fat for another month I think… oh dear…

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My favourite chicken burger

Hello!

Hope you’re having a good week so far? 

Mine has been ok. Work is same old same old, but I’m trying not to get worked up about it! Although eating a whole packet of yoghurt coated raisins instead of just the handful I was supposed to eat could be described as getting worked up… I didn’t even realise I was eating so many of them 😦

Anyway, I made yummy chicken burgers for tonight’s dinner. Nothing fancy, but super tasty!

A nice soft white roll, a handful of spinach, a breaded chicken fillet, some grated mozzarella, tomatoes and a squeeze of BBQ sauce – perfect!! We had some chilli and lime rice with it, bit odd, but it was easy and tasty!


What’s your favourite weeknight food?

Annie 

Lunch at my desk

Hello!

I forgot to blog last night and Sunday night… I don’t know how I forgot, but I did! At least I’m back today!

There’s not been anything exciting going on in my life over the last couple of days, apart from picking up a couple of gorgeous dresses at a bargain price…

Food has been ok apart from I cooked way too much pasta last night. I should have stopped eating it when I felt full, but I was enjoying it so much that I kept going and ended up over my calorie target – oops!

Today I had an odd concoction of food. I had a fruit scone and butter for breakfast (it needed to be eaten or would have been wasted) and because I was in the office, I bought lunch out. It was a bit chilly today and I had a headache at lunch time so wanted warm, comfort food. I popped in to Wasabi and got a Chicken Katsu Bento… it was so good and so filling. For dinner I just had a piece of garlic bread and a little weight watchers dessert. I was right on my calorie target and have felt satisfied and full all day. Not the best food in terms of fat, but it’ll even itself out throughout the week.

Lunch at my desk – Chicken Katsu Curry from Wasabi

I’m still getting used to all the stairs in our new office. I went from the ground floor to the 3rd floor in one go… that doesn’t sound like much, but when you don’t usually do stairs, it’s a lot! Ha ha!

I even dusted off my Fitbit and decided to wear it again… I really need to get a nice strap for it as the one thing that puts me off wearing it is it’s so casual that it doesn’t look right with most things that I wear, especially in the office.

Right, I’m off to bed… been awake since 4:30am and barely keeping my eyes open now! Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are…

Annie 

Sometimes easy food is the best food

Hello!

Hope you’re having a great week and looking forward to the weekend.
I can’t wait for this week to be over, it’s just been one shitty day after another. I’m definitely going to enjoy a lazy weekend. Just tomorrow to get through, so much work to catch up on!!

Food today was fairly simple. Granola for breakfast, egg salad for lunch and pasta bolognese for dinner. I also had a beer and some mini ginger bread men… no weightloss this week me thinks!!

Simple lunch of eggs, lettuce, spinach, beetroot and carrot

Pasta bolognese with mozzarella

I like simple, easy food sometimes. Especially when I’m trying to eat better and don’t have much time to make something from scratch. 

Not sure what’s left for tomorrow’s food… maybe it’ll be an odd mash up of a few things!

Annie 

Why don’t people read?

*** Rant ahead***

It really annoys me when people don’t read something you’ve sent to them. I don’t mean sending them crap over social media or sending a text, I mean at work! When you send people instructions and information and they just don’t read it… I’ve wasted the best part of 3 solid days in the last working week just replying to emails and sorting issues for people who just didn’t read something very simple to understand and easy to do… is it like that in your workplace? 

Why do people not read? Is everyone too busy these days? Can people just not be bothered? Or do people just want someone else to fix the issue for them rather than do it themselves? 

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather fix an issue myself by following the instructions someone took the time to write than waste my time and others by sending an email to ask why I can’t do something and can someone fix it for me. 

I don’t see much changing at work in the immediate future. With tens of thousands of people being sent the same message, there’s bound to be hundreds more who don’t bother to read it. 

Anyway, I’m under my calorie goal for today and I’m glad. I didn’t sleep good last night and it’s probably because I ate junk food. I’ve eaten better today so hopefully I’ll have a better sleep instead of feeing all crappy and sluggish. 

I also got new lipstick today… new lipstick makes me happy 😬

Lipstick addict? Yes I am!

Until tomorrow…

Annie

Moving office & strange weather

Today was the first day in a new office at work, so it wasn’t the usual head down and work day for the most part. I quite like the odd day that’s a bit different, it breaks things up a bit. I also don’t usually go to the office on a Monday, so it was a nice change.

I work in a flexible working environment, so it means I can work from home, a coffee shop, my garden, the office, or wherever has wifi and some level of privacy depending on what I’m working on. It’s taken a few years for me to get used to being able to come and go relatively freely, but now, I wouldn’t be without it.

The office is in the City of London, right near Liverpool Street station. We’ve actually only moved a 5 minute walk up the road, which is nice as I like the area. 

The new office has a roof terrace that we can use for meetings, lunch or just to take a breather for a few minutes. Today it was mainly used for appreciating this unusually warm October day and then for looking up at the red sun and sky in amazement.

Strange skies in London – the photo doesn’t show the full spectrum of the brown / red sky (c)

The photo above was taken at about 3:15pm. An hour previous and it had been bright with blue skies and a red sun. We’ve had sand from the Sahara thanks to Hurricane Ophelia and smoke from wild fires in Spain and Portugal. London – we’ll take all your sky junk and make it pretty – ha!

An eerie view of the tops of The Gherkin (L), Heron Tower (M) & the NatWest tower – peering out over the top / behind another building on the right(I think it has another name these days, but it’s shaped like the NatWest logo so will always be known as the NatWest tower!) (c)

Food wise today has been a bit hit and miss. A croissant this morning, some mini rolls / sandwiches for lunch and chips (fries) for dinner – all within my calories – not good for the carbs or fat though! The new office has no lift and has a lot of stairs – I’ve been up and down them so many times today that I can actually feel my thighs aching a little bit!!!

Back on track tomorrow!

Annie