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 :-)

Veganuary At The Pavilion Restaurant

What a beautiful day we had today in Hastings!  Bright blue sky, sunshine, no cold wind and, for this time of year, mild temperature.  Such a day can not be wasted inside so we set off.  We took Milton for … Continue reading

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Bracing at Pett Level

I was so happy to wake up this morning knowing I had nothing in the diary; a rare occurrence but one I hope to make more common.  I had a lovely Friday evening, watching the Darkest Hour with Sally and … Continue reading

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2018; The Holidays Are Over

This day last week was New Year’s Eve, so I think I am just in time to wish you all a “happy new year”.  We had a wonderful Christmas period with family and friends and I enjoyed the week off … Continue reading

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Off Plan, Then Back

I did not have a good week last week (I ate too much and did not exercise enough) so resolved to do very well this weekend to set me up for a good week ahead.  Saturday started very well indeed. … Continue reading

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Rye Bonfire Weekend

That was a fun weekend!  Not very diet friendly though but so much fun, who cares?  Well, I do of course but sometimes I just like to go a bit crazy. My little girl came home on Friday which is … Continue reading

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Pottering In Hastings

I had a fairly lazy day today and I enjoyed it very much.  I began the day with a swim; 1.2 km (60 x 20m lengths) of breaststroke, front crawl and backstroke.  I really enjoyed the swim today and then … Continue reading

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November 5th In The Country Park

I had hoped for a fiery sunset tonight, since it’s November 5th, but it was not to be.  It was beautiful but not the flame red and pink sky I had hoped for.We began walking along the Firehills towards Fairlight … Continue reading

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Hastings Pier

Despite losing 4.5 pounds last week, which means I have now lost over 1 and a half stone, I didn’t have the best day yesterday and woke up feeling a bit bleurgh so I chose to make some juice for … Continue reading

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On Plan

I popped in to a supermarket today to buy a couple of pumpkins so we could carve them. I was surprised they were so cheap.  I am astonished that pumpkin farmers make enough money for it to be a viable … Continue reading

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Cafe Culture

One of my little pleasures is sitting in a good cafe, enjoying coffee and food and good company.  Sometimes (rarely) I can resist the temptations lined up on the counter but I often don’t.  This weekend I spent time in … Continue reading

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