A Walk Along The River

I am usually quite well organised for food on a Monday which makes losing weight so much easier.  The fridge has plenty of leftovers and I have the time on a Sunday to make up lunch for the next day.

I made breakfast at home before I set off for London; egg fried rice with onions and kale.

331 Calories.egg fried rice 13-1-14 At lunch time today I set off on a walk.  I must do at least a mile a day so I walked along Southwark Street to one of my favourite coffee shops.Monmouth BM The allure was too strong to resist so I popped in, ordered a black coffee and took a seat.  I love their mission statement.Monmouth policy statement Since I was having my coffee black they recommended a slightly lighter and sweeter bean from El Salvador than the beans they usually make lattes and cappuchinos with.  I found a paper which explained more about my coffee which was interesting.  It has been far too long since I visited Monmouth and it was great to be back.La Divina Providencia I chose to walk back along the river.  The North shore was almost black with cloud but I was walking in sunshine.Bridge over Thames

It made for a very dramatic view towards the other side of the river.North side Thames Millenium Brideg The River Thames is so wide at the point where it flows through this magnificent capital city of ours.Millenium Bridge 1 Back at the office I tucked in to the roast chicken salad I had brought from home.  I had about half a chicken breast, 1/4 of an avocado, 6 olives and plenty of green and red veggies.  No dressing required.

410 Calories.lunch 13-1-14 Followed by some carrots, celery and the last of the homemade hummus (about half a cup).  122 calories.

carrot, celery and hummus Dinner featured a lot more vegetables.raw vey 13-1-14 Stir fried with more chicken in sesame oil, served with corainder.  It was delicious.

442 calories.dinner 13-1-14Total calories today was 1,305.  I earned 140 calories by walking a mile on top of the 1,200 I am allowed each day.  So I ended the day with 35 to spare.  A good day of eating and a lovely walk at lunch time with a very enjoyable coffee as a bonus.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. 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 A Walk Along The River

  1. suzjones says:

    Yum on the lunch. I wish I could have you come and make meals for me. I give up some days and buy chips 😉
    London is on my list of places to travel. I am planning a trip for our family to put on my vision board that includes a two day stopover in London. Your photos just inspire me more and more to make my vision a reality. 🙂
    Thank you.

    • I would love to come and make dinner for you as it would mean I would be back in Qld :-). I hope you can visit London one day. I think I am really lucky to work in the centre of such a magnificent city. I have been to many of the world’s cities and London is definitely a favourite.

  2. laura1952 says:

    Thanks for getting that MAD Mile 4 Health in yesterday Zoe. http://facebook.com/MADMile4Health for any of you readers that want to join.

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