Author Archives: Lose Weight and Gain Health

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 :-)

Cloudscapes

Living beside the sea has made me more aware of the beauty of the clouds.  I think it’s because you san see so much sky because your view is not obstructed by any buildings.   As I drove along the … Continue reading

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Hastings Country Park

I had a brilliant day today because Lucy and I walked for about 3 hours in the beautiful Hastings Country Park on a warm and sunny day.  It was challenging for me but I managed and feel great this evening. … Continue reading

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A Green Day

I didn’t sleep well last night and woke up feeling tired.  It was sunny so I took the dogs to Bulverhythe to see if a walk beside the sea would rejuvenate me.It did, as it always does, but I still … Continue reading

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Fairlight Hall and Hastings’ Seafood and Wine Festival

My view seems to have disappeared!  This is what I woke up to.After a misty start to the day, the rest of the day was spent in sunshine which was lovely.  The sea was ultra calm today so we had … Continue reading

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Back In The Water

After a bad experience in the sea last Sunday, I have been anxious about getting back in.   However, I did not want one bad moment to ruin something I love so much so I was determined to go again. … Continue reading

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My Birthday Week

I am feeling very happy because I lost 3 pounds this week even though it was my birthday week and I was not eating to plan all the time.  I did however focus when I could and do a lot … Continue reading

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Birthday Weekend 2017

I had such a fun birthday weekend.  I use the term “weekend” loosely because my celebrations began on the Thursday. We had a fantastic swim on Thursday and I ate really well during the day.  Oranges and a kiwi fruit … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Two Beaches

I went to the beach twice today; once to swim and once for a dog walk.  I really enjoyed both trips. We swam near Rock A Nore again.  We aim to swim just before high tide and that was at … Continue reading

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Tex Mex Casserole

The swimming continues.  Undeterred by the rain the intrepid swimmers set off again and were rewarded by the rain stopping as they reached the sea shore.The sea was much calmer today than yesterday which meant we were able to actually … Continue reading

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Lebanese Lentils and Cauliflower

I woke up to rain today which is good for the garden, especially the little seedlings which have sprouted this week.I only planted the radishes, borage, lettuce and mizuna last Saturday (9 days ago) and they are already looking good. … Continue reading

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