A Ramsgate Walk and a Lazy Afternoon

Some days you just have to laze around on the sofa, in front of a real fire, watching silly films and eating quick and easy snacks.  Today was one of those days.

I wasn’t lazy all day as I was down in Ramsgate by 9 am for a walk beside the seaside.  One of my favourite things to do is to wake up, have a quick cuppa and head out for a walk by the sea.  Before breakfast or doing any chores.  Just get up and get out and enjoy the fresh air and watery landscape.  It makes me feel alive and invigorated and happy.  I need to live by the sea really.Ramsgate 19-3 10 It was cold out there today, almost drizzling and very windy.Ramsgate 19-3 9 I had wanted to walk to Broadstairs and back along the beach but it was high tide.Ramsgate 19-3 8 No chance of getting down on to the beach this morning.Ramsgate 19-3 7 So we stuck to the promenade.Ramsgate 19-3 6“We” being myself and Milton.Milton Ramsgate 19-3 Ramsgate 19-5 Ramsgate 19-3 4 I didn’t have time to do the cliff top walk to Broadstairs so we walked as far as we could along the promenade.Ramsgate 19-3 3 Ramsgate 19-3 2 Then turned round and headed back to the town.Ramsgate 19-3 1 Time for breakfast?Milton with tongue out We went to one of my favourite eateries in Ramsgate – The Belgian Bar.  Not favourite because of its gourmet food but because I like the laid back vibe, the friendly staff and their very dog friendly policy.inside the Belgian Bar They brought Milton a bowl of water (I didn’t even need to ask).Milton in Belgian Bar drinking water He had some snacks I had brought and then settled under the table for a snooze.Milton in Begian Bar Meanwhile, I enjoyed their vegetarian breakfast (bubble and squeak), hash brown, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast with a soya milk latte.  And had a chat with BJ in New Zealand – amazing to think I can call NZ for free via FaceTime, me in a bar in England and he on his sofa supping wine on the other side of the world, with a clear sound and a clear picture.  It was great.Belgian Bar breakfast See you soon Ramsgate.Ramsgate 19-3-16 Harvey is recovering from a very bad bout of flu’ so when I was home we hunkered down in the lounge, with a real fire, a stack of dvds kindly loaned by a local friend and some snacks as I felt too tired today to want to cook.  The snacks started off ok: nuts, dates and an apple.oecans, dates and apple They then deteriorated to crisps with humous (I should have had carrots and celery)crisps and humous 19-3-16 and flapjack and coconut ice.flapjack and coconut ice

Followed by a very long snooze!

So, a decent walk this morning meant I did get to 10,000 steps today but the food was not very healthy.  It wasn’t excessive though in quantity.  I only every buy small bags of crisps and individual cake/biscuit things so there is no danger of me gorging on them.  That was all I had and I did enjoy it.  Days like today are good for the soul and I expect to wake up tomorrow feeling refreshed.

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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