20,000 Steps

I walked 20,000 + steps today.  It was relatively easy actually as I did 3 different walks.  The first was early as I had to take the dogs out.  It is easier at home as I can shoo them out in to the garden which I can not do in Ramsgate so I have to take them for a walk but being up and out early is really pleasant.Ramsgate 10-1 24 I like the early morning peace and quiet.Ramsgate 10 - 1 23 Ramsgate 10-1 22 Hopefully Lara and Harvey won’t lie in bed for too long as I wanted to do a decent walk.Ramsgate 10-1 21They didn’t :-).  When Lara and Harvey were up we took the dogs for a run along the sandy beach at Ramsgate.  I do love the view from the front door, over the marina.Ramsgate 10-1 20 Ramsgate 10-1 19 It was a gloomy and overcast day but the colours in the sea, marina and sky were quite intense.Ramsgate 10-1 18 We dropped Dylan back at the house as he is too poorly to manage a long walk and went back to the beach area to walk round to Broadstairs.  We stopped first at the Belgian Cafe for a coffee.Belgian Cafe 10-1 3 Or a hot chocolate.Belgian Cafe 10-1 2 Belgian Cafe 10-1 1 Off to Broadstairs we went.Ramsgate 10-1 17 Ramsgate 10-1 16 It is an easy walk along the promenade.Ramsgate 10-1 15 The bracing sea air makes me feel so alive.  I absolutely love it.Ramsgate 10-1 14 Unfortunately it was high tide and our path was cut off so we headed back to Ramsgate.Ramsgate 10-1 13 Ramsgate 10-1 12 I can watch the waves smashing up against the wall for ages; I find it so relaxing.Ramsgate 10-1 11 Ramsgate 10-1 10 It’s official, Harvey is now taller than both of us.Ramsgate 10-1 9 Ramsgate 10-1 8 We took Milton back to the house and came back to the marina for an early lunch as none of us had eaten any breakfast.Ramsgate 10-1 7 We went to the Royal Harbour Brasserie for lunch which is at the end of one of the sea walls which protect the marina.  It looks shabby from outside but inside it’s much better!Ramsgate 10-1 6 Superb views from our table.Ramsgate 10-1 5 Ramsgate 10-1 4 Ramsgate Brasserie 10-1 I had a cauliflower and chickpea curry with mini poppadoms, rice and a chapati.  It was good but I was hungry and could have eaten more.Ramsgate 10-1 3 I have stopped doing holiday lets from the house and am hoping I have a long term tenant moving in this week so this may well be my last visit to Ramsgate for a while.Ramsgate 16-1 2 The walking was lovely, and so was the company.Ramsgate 10-1 1 I will miss this view.Ramsgate 10-1 We came home after lunch as the house is now ready for its tenants.  I had a fancy for something sweet so I made a banana loaf.The Happy Herbivore While it cooked I had a tub of humous and 2 packets of oat cakes and an apple.humous oat cakes Then 3 slices of banana bread.  I find that is the draw back to exercise – it makes me really hungry.banana bread After all the afternoon munching, I was not very hungry by the evening so I had a very light supper of some oven roasted veggies and pan wilted spinach.supper 10-1-16 Harvey had 3 Quorn sausage rolls with his which he really likes so that was an easy supper.Quorn sausage rolls

I think I will sleep well tonight:

20,263 steps
13.56 km walked
3259 calories burned
38 flights of steps climbed
128 minutes spent walking

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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