Walking The Weight Away

Today was a splendid effort in terms of exercise.  My friend Laura came to visit which could have been an excuse to be lazy as we would have enjoyed pottering about the shops and sitting in cafes.  Not this time though!

I had a light breakfast because I knew we would have had a larger lunch than I usually do; a pineapple and a cuppa.IMG_1475The sea was far too rough for me to swim in today so I went to the swimming pool and swam 50 lengths (1 km total), followed by a relax in the sauna and outdoor jacuzzi.IMG_1478I swam even though I knew I was going to be doing a decent length walk today.  Laura and I walked from West St.Leonard’s to Bexhill, which is approximately 3 and a half miles.  Then we walked back again, so a total of 7- 8 miles.

It was lunch time when we set off so we stopped at the cafe which is next to the footpath and cycle path.  I had a green tea and a bag of crisps. 10 syns for this bag !!!!!  I was horrified to see how many syns the one 40g bag contained.IMG_1481We kept walking along to Bexhill.  It was windy but sunny and warm enough to be pleasurable.  Hastings is not the only town with a fishing fleet moored on the beach; Bexhill has them too.IMG_1483We had lunch on the first floor of the De la Warr Pavilion.  It was lovely to sit in the cafe, looking out to sea.IMG_1484I liked the cafe as it was bright and spacious.  The service was good and the food came out quite quickly.IMG_1485My lunch was fabulous.  I had the vegetable mezze with red pepper humous, baba ganoush, marinated olives, grilled vegetables and a selection of breads with dipping oils.  It would add up to many syns despite its small size but was delicious and worth every calorie.  I am not sure how many syns though.IMG_1489After lunch the weather turned and we walked back to Hastings under a heavy sky.IMG_1490We made it back without much rain falling.IMG_1491Laura had a long drive home and I suggested an early supper before she set off.  I have resisted the Imperial successfully for a couple of weeks but I caved today so we had one of their delicious pizzas (with a soda and lime) for supper.  Squillions more syns.IMG_1493I did brilliantly with the exercise today but not so well with the eating.  I have been far worse but I need to be much better or the walking and swimming will not be enough to lose weight.

I walked over 20,000 steps and swam 1km so I am really pleased with that,

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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