Seals, I See You

Good morning Ramsgate and thank you for a glorious sunny morning 🙂

Cooked breakfast because it’s Sunday: 2 rashers of bacon, half a large tomato and 2 eggs scrambled in some butter.

I had a little companion here today 🙂

We headed off to the Pegwell Bay Country Park which is about a 5-10 minute drive away, towards Sandwich.

There are walking trails, information boards

and a large bird hide.

From here you can sit on the bench and look out over the bay at a very diverse bird population.  And seals at the mouth of the River Stour.

We didn’t expect to see these here!

There is some interesting history in this area.  During WW1 and WW2, this was the landing and embarkation site of the train ferry, which transported trains across the sea to France.

We saw some more seals on the banks of the River Stour.

It was a lovely walk.  Not very long but interesting.  Bizzarely, the nature reserve was overcast and windy.  Back in Ramsgate, there was only a gentle breeze and the sun was out.  The yachts bobbed about in the marina, sparkling in the sunshine.

I was busy with chores but hungry from the walk so lunch was not diet friendly or healthy.  I had 2 bagels.  One with Apricot kernel butter and another with Gouda and garlic sausage.  Not healthy at all.  Eek.

Supper was better.  Some salmon on a bed of kale and tender stem broccoli.

This was really tasty.  I then ate a bowl of Greek yogurt with honey and dried fruits and nuts.  Too much sugar again 😦

I have eaten too much since Friday but my points start again from tomorrow and I will revert to tracking everything again.  Sugar addiction is a terrible thing.  I am going to try to eat no added sugar and low carb all week, to get that sugar craving back under control.

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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8 Responses to Seals, I See You

  1. gini smith says:

    Wish some of your sugar control could come my way! Well done, Zoe gx

  2. laura1952 says:

    I hope you are having a successful day lowering the sugar intake and the carb intake on Make It Happen Motivational Monday.

    I finally made the Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas this morning for my afterwork breakfast and it was as YUMMY as it looked when you posted it.

  3. laura1952 says:

    Perfect! I just happen to have enough Pumpkin Puree left after making the Spicy Pumpkin Soup last week. It has been so great trying these new recipes. Especially in January when life/food always needs some sprucing up and avoiding those dreaded January blues.

    • Thank you – I was just about to ask if you could share the recipe while the shops still sell pumpkin.

      • laura1952 says:

        You are so welcome. We are having the left-overs tonight and I am going to add a diced chicken breast to it because as good as it was, to me, it was missing something to chew. I figured since I had a left over cooked chicken breast, I could dice it up and the ginger in it would be excellent with the chicken.

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