Christmas 2013

So obviously I have not been eating healthily or losing weight over the past 3 days!  This was our first Christmas at home and the first Christmas just the 4 of us for years.  It has been quieter than we are used to but very lovely.

We have been lucky at home to have had power.  Half our village and the neighbouring village still have none and have been without since Christmas Eve.  I feel very lucky to have had the Christmas we have had and am so sorry for everyone in the South who has endured power cuts and flooding.

We escaped lightly.  One fallen Scots Pine which cleverly wedged itself against another tree so caused no damage.storm damage 2Plus 2 large branches from 2 others.  Again, no property damage.  So we were lucky and feel sad for others who were not as fortunate.
storm damage 1 Christmas Eve

A festive smoothie starring Spirulina, almond milk, sesame seeds, banana, half a frozen avocado and half a frozen kiwi, plus desiccated coconut and Goji berries for decoration.Festive smoothie ingredients 2 Festive smoothie ingredients Cheers.Festive smoothie Christmas Day

Happy Christmas to you all.Christmas Day table 2 Christmas Day table 1 Christmas Amarylis Christmas candles Christmas dinner 2013 2 Christmas dinner 2013 Christmas dinner 25-12-13Boxing Day

Christmas Decs 2013 A walk in the chilly but beautiful sunshine at Camber.H on sand dunes Camber Brittle Star Camber Shells Camber Boxning Day 2 We were not alone!Camber Boxing Day 1 Camber Boxing Day 2013 Lara and Beryl Camber lobster pot Camber Union Jack Camber Sand damage at a beach house, Camber.Sand on garage Camber Sand garage Camber Sand all over the road, Camber.sand on road Camber Extensive flooding, Northiam.Northiam flooding 3 Northiam Flooding 2 Northiam flooding 1

A simple supper.seafood starter on Boxing Day Boxing Day lunch

Time to relax some more.


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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2 Responses to Christmas 2013

  1. suzjones says:

    I love your meals. I love my smoothies also but not real sure about the spirulina 😉

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