Alex’s 18th Birthday Party

I had such a lovely day today, celebrating Alex’s 18th birthday party with some of the people in my life who are most special to me.  It was not a great day for healthy eating – come on, it was a party!

Knowing I would most likely eat and drink too much I began with a healthy green juice for juice 6-9-14 1 apple, 1 pear, a celery stick, some ginger and a huge pile of spinach.  Very enjoyable.Alex 18th juice Then we were off to Epsom to celebrate the 18th birthday of this lovely young lady, Alex.

Alex 18th 9The weather was good to us and we spent the day in the garden which was a real treat.  We had a lovely lunch of coronation chicken, couscous, pesto pasta and a green salad which was delicious.Alex 18th lunch Followed by chocolate birthday cake and fresh pineapple.  Quite a lot of wine and champagne was enjoyed too.Alex 18th cake But mainly the day was about chatting to lots of lovely people.Alex 18th 10 Smiths Alex 18th We listened to some very loving and rather emotional speeches.Alex 18th 8 Alex 18th 7 Alex 18th 6 Alex 18th 5 Then got back to chilling and chatting.Alex's 18th 4 Alex's 18th 3 Alex's 18th 2 Such a wonderful day, spent in the company of these dear and treasured people.Michelle Alex 18th Tim Alex 18th



Barry Alex 18thFeluke Alex 18th Guy Alex 18th Gini Alex 18th Lucy R Alex 18th Lara and H Alex 18th Thank you TroyTroy and Lucy Alex 18th and Sally for inviting us to share Alex’s special day.  It was so lovely and we all really enjoyed it.Sally at Alex 18th Alex 18th 2 Happy birthday Alex.Alex 18th 1

I also had a cupcake (well done Holly, it was great) and on the way home we stopped for supper and I had a pulled pork wrap and a flapjack with a coffee.

So not a good eating day and definitely too much wine but hey ho, this was a special occasion and I enjoyed it all.

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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