I Have Walked 500 Miles

Well clearly I haven’t walked 500 miles.  However, I am about 500 miles from home but it took 1 car ride, 3 train journeys, 1 tube trip and 3 taxis to get here.  Where am I?

I was up at 4:45 am (yes, very early!!!) and bought breakfast at Euston.  1 latte and a pot of yogurt with strawberry compot and granola.

I spent the day in Birmingham.  I enjoy working in Birmingham.  My colleagues there are friendly and helpful and it makes a very pleasant change to see people face to face instead of just speaking to them on tele-conferences.

I had lunch in EAT but forgot to take my camera.  I had the rainbow salad (324 calories), a salmon and cream cheese sandwich (431 calories), a latte (157 calories) and later on a slice of red velvet cake.  I can’t see that on this scary calorie counter so I am not counting it.  I am horrified how many calories were in my lunch and will have a salad with soup next time or just the salad.

Farewell Birmingham – view from the back of the cab.  It took me so long to get my camera out I missed the photo opportunity of the brightly lit Christmas fair in the centre of town.

Next stop was a long train ride away.  Even longer than I thought since I stupidly thought a departure time of 17:20 and an arrival time of 21:17 was only 3 hours.  Derrr!  So I was bored and got some food, even though I truthfully wasn’t hungry.

1 egg mayonnaise sandwich (411 calories), 1 bag of Quavers (182 calories)

and a gin and Slimline.  I am sure that had no calories at all and it was very much needed. The Quavers were less than I thought but full of garbage so a stupid choice. They are my guilty little pleasure.  I eat very few foods that are complete junk but for some reason, when the wagon trundles past on a train, I am tempted by the Quavers!

Plus a flapjack thingy instead of chocolate.  I am too depressed to look up how many calories that had!  I finally arrived.

I have stayed in this hotel before which is on the platform.

Likey-like these grand old gates.

Here I am 🙂

Drinking another G&T and contemplating another to get over the shock of the cost.  Top Tip – always check the cost of the mini-bar before snapping open the tiny bottle of Gordons that costs £6.75 and then pouring out the mini can of Tonic Water (£1.80).

Did I walk 500 miles today?  I doubt I even walked one as I got trains and taxis everywhere.  Unfortunately, knowing what we have planned for tomorrow, I will walk even less and am virtually guaranteed to consume more calories.  Thursday will be lean and lively day, I hope.

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 I Have Walked 500 Miles

  1. laura1952 says:

    I had a peek at your Calorie Counter. I use myfitnesspal.com to log my foods for the day and fortunately, I have finally found one that does have alot of the Canadian food. Most of them are all Americanized and don’t apply to food we have up here, so it is always a guessing game.

    May you sleep well and have a productive day tomorrow, focusing on doing your best and forgetting the rest. Thursday you get the control back.

  2. Lucy Murphy says:

    Aha, those blasted trolleys. It’s always the TWIX that call out to me.

  3. abi says:

    Looks fantastic, I want to go 🙂 Thank you for a lovely lunch xxx

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