A Walk Around Bodiam Castle

I am enjoying having Mondays off work this summer.  It didn’t matter that I was home late last night as I could have a lie in today so not only do I get to have Monday off but I can maximise Sundays too.

Feeling inspired by my sister Abi, who has just lost 2 stone and looks amazing, I intended to try her regime which involves having a juice for breakfast.  I ran out of time to make it though so had half a mango and some ham instead.mango and ham We were meeting Lucy and Oscar at Bodiam Castle for a long walk so this was the dogs first ride in their new car.  They hopped in enthusiastically and no wonder as they have not been out in a car for about 4 months.  There was plenty of space in the boot for them and there was no lip for them to have to hop over so this was an excellent and dog friendly choice of car.dogs in car We had a lovely walk in the sunshine through the Kent countryside.Bodiam walk 5 We walked along beside the river bank.Bodiam walk 4 We were walking in a large circle around Bodiam Castle which you can just see in the distance here.Bodiam walk 3 At times we had to clamber up and down the bank, hunting for the path which was all good exercise.Bodiam walk 2 I think we walked for about 2 hours.Bodiam walk 1There’s the castle.
Bodiam Castle 21-7-14 I haven’t been here for years and had forgotten how pretty it is.  It’s a real fairy tale castle and should have a Princess living in it.Bodiam Castle I was quite pink/sunburnt by the time we got to the coffee shop and I really enjoyed a cold drink and leisurely chit chat.Harvey and dogs at Bodiam Back at home I had plenty of time to potter about in the garden.  Lara planted these sunflowers when she was home during the Easter holidays.  She actually planted them the day she left to drive back up to Durham which would have been at the end of April. In less than 3 months, while she has revised, taken her finals, graduated and started work, those little seeds have grown in to these huge sunflowers.  They are beginning to flower.Lara's sunflowers The size of them is incredible.Lara with sunflower These purple beans keep on growing.purple beans in colander I had a banana while I cooked supper as I had eaten nothing all day except the mango and ham.banana We had a simple but very delicious supper of monkfish, potatoes from BJ’s garden and beans from our own.monkfish and beans

So I did not quite eat as I intended today but it was healthy and there wasn’t much of it plus I did a long walk.  When I weighed myself tonight I had lost 3 pounds in the last week so I am pleased about that.

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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