Happy New Year 2011/2012

I had so many ideas of what I was going to post about today.  I have a whole series of beautiful photos of my amazing breakfast for example, which deserve a post in its own right.  That will have to happen another day.  And it will as it was too good to not share with you all.

I thought about talking about the year we are about to complete, but I actually prefer to look forwards rather than backwards.

I will mention my resolution.  Just one.  To lose 4 stone next year, which is 56 pounds.  If I can do that, on top of the 44 pounds I lost this year, I will have lost 100 pounds :-).

I have enjoyed writing my blog.  It has helped me focus and behave myself.  Every time one of you writes a comment, or tells me you have made a recipe or enjoyed a particular post, I feel delighted.  So thank you all.   My little blog is read in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and France.  If anyone from another country reads it, please shout out and leave a comment.  I love the internationalism of blogland.

I have run out of time to write more.  We have some very dear friends coming over for supper: Kath, Matt and Henry, who we all adore and are trying to see as much of as possible before emigrating to NZ this spring.  They are emigrating, not us, in case that last sentence was ambiguous.

All I am going to do now, since they are nearly here and the first G&T of the evening is already numbing my senses and sensibilities and general capacity to type, is to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Wealthy (enough) New Year.  From me in my kitchen, to you in yours.  Thanks again and see you next year xx.


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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6 Responses to Happy New Year 2011/2012

  1. Lucy says:

    And a Happy New Year to you from Dorset where the average day’s food intake over the last week would satisfy a small country. Eek – will be following your advice next week for sure x x x

  2. Sarah says:

    Well, your blog has been quite amazing during 2011, so I’m delighted you plan to continue, and what an amazing NY resolution! Good for you and well done. You’re certainly the healthiest eater I know. My NY resolution is to follow your lead more! Looking forward to your 2012 blogging….xxx

  3. Tim Cox says:

    Good luck in your quest, Zoe! [Tim in California]

  4. Laura Stavro says:

    Zoe I cannot wait to continue seeing what awesome recipes you come up with that are delicious and nutritous.
    I love your New Year’s Goal and pray that you go about this 5lbs or 1/4 stone at a time so you don’t get derailed, which often happens when we set our goals beyond our capabilities. Do not take that as if I don’t think you can do this. I absolutely believe you can! Look how far you have come over the last year. For now, focus on the baby steps that got you this far and be courageous enough to push yourself to achieve more.
    Happy New Year to you and the family.
    Brougham, Ontario, Canada

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