The aim was always to lose 7 stone, why you ask . Well back in 1984 I ran the London Marathon, I still have my medal and a photo crossing the finishing line with a great big grin of satisfaction. I was 14 stone 7 lbs at the time and fitter than I have ever been. At the start of this year I was 21 stone 7 lbs and not at all fit. I had been given a health fright before christmas last year and my French doctor had laid the bare facts on the table, and my daughter had suggested we could both do the long walk known as the Camino next year. So the decision was made lose 7 stone and get fit.
This was me before Christmas last year
and building the deck last summer
This was me today, 4 1/2 stone down and 2 1/2 to go
Same T-shirt in all the photos, must buy some new T-shirts!
The Hygge field is making progress, I have building the remaining raised beds for the permaculture garden area and Tes has been busty filling them with lots of lovely veg and fruit plants. We have been eating our own strawberries every day and enjoying our own salad , why does it taste so much nicer ?
We have moved the boat, slightly, about 200 meters!!
nice and shady now though as the temperatures have been very high lately plus some heavy rain, making everything grow well.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes