I did have to blink like a little mole because it was sunny this morning – whoop whoop 🙂

I made breakfast at home.  I find breakfast the hardest meal to find a healthy take out version of so always try and take in my own.  Instead of cereal and milk, how about cereal and smoothie?  I poured some left over (from previous day) smoothie in to a tupperware pot and topped it with a nutty granola

and a chopped banana which I then mixed together.  By the time I ate it at work, the granola had softened slightly in the thick liquid and it was lovely.

I stood outside Monmouth coffee shop and enjoyed the sun’s rays on my face for a few minutes while I enjoyed one of their flat whites.  This is the beautiful building opposite Monmouth.  The restaurant Roast is located on the upper floor and has lovely views over the market.

I took my trainers to work today to make sure I was comfortable when I went on a  walk at lunch time.  I wear the little Tractivity sensor in the insole I insert in to my shoes.  It makes my work shoes too tight so I have a blister but I pulled the insole out of my trainers so they are more comfortable.

I walked over Southward Bridge, around the North side of the Thames and back over London Bridge.  Unfortunately my camera jammed so I couldn’t take any photos :-(.  That means I also couldn’t take any photos of the 2 slices of pizza I had for lunch !!!


James fixed my camera at home so I managed a photo of the watermelon, strawberries, chia seeds and 1/2 avocado I put in the blender

with a banana and some soya milk to make a creamy smoothie for supper.

Time to check out how many steps I have done today.  I walked just over 7,500 on Sunday and Monday.  I was surprised they were similar and mainly surprised that I seem to walk further on a work day then I expected.  But I want to walk 10,000 steps a day and that was my target.  To check my totals I just log on to my Tractivity site and it tells me how far I have walked.

Tractivity Totals 17th July 2012 at 21:07
 steps  4.27 miles
139 mins  744 calories

Very nearly there so by bedtime I will definitely make 10,000.  I knew I would enjoy this tracking.

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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3 Responses to Tracking

  1. laura1952 says:

    Zöe I am sorry to read the insoles made your trainers too tight. I guess you will have to put the lace holder on them and just slide the sensor into it when you want to go walking at lunch.

    Bravo on the Tractivity logging. And to think you probably walked further since you took it out and hit that 10,000 magic steps. I am surprised you calculated in Miles when you have the option to do KM.

    You can also try putting it inside your sock, but the lace holder and insoles will be more accurate.

  2. Hi Laura, my trainers are fine because I pulled the trainer insole out so the Tractivity insole fits comfortably. It is my work shoes which are uncomfortable. They are leather with leather insoles stitched to the uppers so i can’t pull them out. They have no laces. So I am just putting up with it until my heel heals. I suspect the walking I do during a working day will be consistent and after a while, i will probably just wear the tractivity at weekends which will be more variable, to make sure I do my 10,000 steps.
    All our road distances in England are miles. We don’t use KM although the rest of Europe does.
    I am enjoying it very much so thank you again x

    • laura1952 says:

      Okay, I must have read it wrong. Thanks for teaching me something new today. Geez, even we are metric here in Canada with KM, but I still am old school in miles and have to do the conversion to KM.

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