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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 :-)

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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Pizza Night

It’s Friday, yippee.  I worked from home today and had a reasonably well paced day. Half a pineapple for breakfast.Rebecca popped in for a cup of green tea and brought me this charming little bunch of camellias from her garden. … Continue reading

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Prosecco’d

Here’s a 2 day catch up as I was rather waylaid yesterday evening by a bottle of Prosecco and a lovely friend. Wednesday was a very tough day and I didn’t get a chance to eat anything until lunch time, … Continue reading

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Deja Vue

I was in London working today but was super organised and took all my food in with me.  I batch cooked everything yesterday, so eating today was very easy. Breakfast. Lunch. I couldn’t eat the avocado because it was too … Continue reading

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Diet Day 1, Again

I had a lovely weekend, mainly because Lara came home which is always a treat for us all.  My favourite time of the week is Saturday morning when you have the whole weekend ahead of you.  Low tide was 9:23 … Continue reading

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Biking and Boocha

I am feeling just a little bit pleased with myself this Sunday evening.  I ate very well this weekend and apart from some salted nuts, very healthily and I did loads of exercise.  Plus I tried my first ever Kombucha … Continue reading

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Hastings Greenway and Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust

This is a different subject to my usual blog posts.  This is about 2 local projects I have found out about and want to help make local people aware of them. Hastings Greenway Project From the website: “The Hastings Greenway … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Day

Friday February 17th was an extraordinary day.  For so many wonderful and interesting reasons.  I had taken a days holiday to have a special meal with my oldest friends in the evening and we decided to extend the fun in … Continue reading

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