Author Archives: Lose Weight and Gain Health

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 :-)

Weekend in the Cotswolds

I had a fabulous weekend in the Cotswolds with 3 very dear friends. We stayed in this cute little cottage in the village of Ebrington; Spring Cottage, which is the cottage in the right with the red brick extension.The garden … Continue reading

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Jack In The Green 2017

I have had an amazing weekend and feel tired as a consequence and happy.  It was the Jack In The Green festival weekend in Hastings and there were events on every day.  I had a very late and extremely enjoyable … Continue reading

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Easter 2017

We have had a lovely Easter and I hope you have too.  We have eaten lots of good food (not necessarily  diet friendly but not too bad either), walked a lot and seen lots of dear friends and family. Last … Continue reading

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Broadchurch and Sidmouth

I had a wonderful weekend with Harvey in the West Country.  We stayed at my Step-Father Ian’s beautiful home in Sidmouth for a couple of nights.  I am lucky to have such loving and welcoming hosts as Ian and Helen … Continue reading

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Yarn Bombing

What a lovely sunny day we had today.  I was able to enjoy a lot of the sunshine by walking in it to St.Leonard’s and back, via the pier to see the yarn bombing. I made a juice for breakfast … Continue reading

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Out and About in Kent, Sussex and London

I have seen some very dear friends and family this week, seen some amazing sights, eaten some wonderful food and been very good at exercising.  So a good week in many ways. In 1749, during a severe gale, the Amsterdam … Continue reading

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This Is London

I was saddened and angered by the attack on Westminster on Wednesday but I will not let such things stop me enjoying the greatest city in the world or interfere with my life.  It was Mother’s Day today and I … Continue reading

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Aloe Aloe

I lost 2 pounds last week which was a bit of a pleasant surprise after the weekend’s excesses and my Prosecco evening last Wednesday.  I felt happy about that and really pleased I bought my new scales last week so … Continue reading

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Walking in Hastings and London

Another weekend comes to an end and as I enjoy looking back at the pictures I have taken, I am happy to say it was another good one. Saturday was a lovely sunny day.  I went in to town, to … Continue reading

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The Room

Remember this photo? I took it a couple of weeks ago of the one horrible room in my otherwise lovely home.  This house was split in to flats and this room was a kitchen.  You need to walk through this … Continue reading

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