About Me

Who am I?


I’m Jen, a thirty-something vegetarian, full time mum and average kind of woman!
I lost over ten stone in 16 months by healthy eating and no exercise! My blog shares my hints and tips from this and also the ups and downs of my ongoing journey. I started running almost a year after losing my weight and to my surprise I loved it. Here on Just Average Jen I share my on going ups and downs of my weight losses and gains!
I live in Kirkby in Ashfield just north of Nottingham in the UK. I cook for myself and my family on a budget and love experimenting with different foods and flavours in the kitchen!
I have depression and I am also open about having been in abusive relationships in the past because I feel these are nothing to be ashamed of. My story of that is here if you fancy a read.

Who else will you read about?


I live with my partner Stuart. We met through Slimming World and he lost a whopping 22 stone by also following their healthy eating plan. He also has ongoing struggles with his weight.
My son Ben is 12 and he has some disabilities which can make life a challenge at times but he is amazing too. I aim to feed him as healthy food whilst still allowing him to be a typical child and have treats. Ben has followed the Slimming World plan for young people “Free2Go”.
Neither Stuart or Ben are vegetarian and I cook meat daily for them so can often offer both vegetarian and meat recipes. As a vegetarian I will always try to let you know how well I managed to adapt a recipe to make it suitable for vegetarians.

What do I talk about?

I am keen to share my tips for losing weight, cooking healthy meals for all the family and changing your life for the better because of it. Keep checking out my latest recipes and tips here on the blog and the latest food I have been eating over on my Instagram.
I am passionate about sharing my experiences of depression and domestic abuse to ensure no one ever feels alone. I also want to show the positive of them both and that you can be happy and succeed despite such rubbish in your life.

Blogging all the ups and downs about life, food and me in an honest and relatable way! My story featured in local and national media to read about this further click here.