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 :-)

Summer In Autumn

What an amazingly sunny and warm day we had today !!  The lovely weather inspired us to have a long walk through the Hastings Country Park which was stunning; more on that in a minute as we shall begin with … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: Norrebro, Paper Island, Tivoli and Carlsberg.

This post is a quick romp through two days we enjoyed in Copenhagen.  We hired bicycles on Tuesday so we could go to some of the places we wanted to visit which were a bit too far to walk.  I … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: Christianshavn and City

This is my third visit to Copenhagen so you could say I am a fan. I like all of the parts of Scandinavia I have seen and Copenhagen is no exception.   I am here for a few days with … Continue reading

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Lots Of Walking And A Cookery Class

I have been so busy for the last few days!  Busy doing fun things that have made me very happy.  One bit of particularly happy news is that I lost 1 pound on Friday which was amazing after last weekend’s … Continue reading

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Eating Simply

I ate very simply today and exercised and I feel good for it. Breakfast was a repeat of Monday’s yummy buckwheat groats with cashew nut milk, cinnamon and a fresh orange.  This tastes delicious and keeps me feeling full and … Continue reading

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Eight Sisters, a Friend and a Dhal

My sister Abi and friend Alison live in Seaford, East Sussex, and they sometimes post photos of the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters.  I joined them both this morning to walk there, in the Seven Sisters Country Park.  Despite … Continue reading

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Under a Saharan Sky

I felt very tired today so decided to take care of myself by resting a little and eating well.  I have got really sore feet from walking so far in shoes that were too small.  My feet are blistered, bruised … Continue reading

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Hastings Borough Bonfire Society Event 2017

WOW, WOW, WOW !!!  What an amazing event the Hastings Borough Bonfire Society (HBBS) put on last night.  I joined the HBBS a few months ago and since the day I joined, I have been so impressed by all they … Continue reading

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Rows of Lines

As regular blog readers and people who know me well will be aware, one of my favourite activities is walking besides the sea.  I enjoy the walk from, or sections of,  Rock a Nore in Hastings all the way to … Continue reading

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In The Garden

I spent all morning in the garden today and really enjoyed it.  Autumn is a very pleasant time of year to be outside because the weather is clement, there is plenty to pick in the vegetable garden and you are … Continue reading

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