Through my successful weight loss, my running and this blog I have had my story published in the media on a few occasions. I am happy to speak to the media or other bloggers and share my story, if you wish to speak to me regarding this please email me on

Just Average Jen in National Magazines and Newspapers

My story was in Take A Break Magazine in November 2015 and in December 2015 it featured in The Daily Star. Photographs of both articles can be found below. They talk about how I left an abusive relationship and then lost weight and gained confidence.

Jen in a newspaper article
Jen in the national media – The Daily Star.
Jen shown on front cover of take a break magazine
Front cover of Jen in Take a Break magazine
Take a break magazine article - Jen in the media shown
Jen in the media again – Take a break magazine

I was also featured in an article in Woman magazine published 25/05/2021 talking about my dad rejecting me and how he died without us ever making peace.

Just Average Jen on National Newspaper Websites

I have also been featured on a number of national newspaper website. Links to the articles can be found by clicking on the Newspaper below.

The Telegraph

Metro and the full version is here about using VA’s to help your business

Daily Mail

Irish Mirror

Daily Mirror

The Sun

The Express

Daily Star

Jen on the radio

I was part of a discussion live on TalkRadio/TalkradioTV regarding healthy eating and the emotional side of dieting sharing why I believe there is more to weight loss than just eating more healthily! My part can be found here at around 1hr 6 minutes onwards.

I have spoken on BBC Radio Nottingham on a number of occasions.

Just Average Jen in Local Media

I have been on the website of the local newspaper Mansfield Chad regarding me running the Great North Run (here) and also on BBC Radio Nottingham a number of times talking about my weight loss, my blog and my tips.  

Jen in the media with a photograph of the Chad article
Jen in the Mansfield and Ashfield Chad local newspaper

Mansfield Health and Wellbeing Festival

I participated in the Mansfield Health and Wellbeing festival in March and April 2017 which was organised by Mansfield Museum in partnership with Mansfield District Council. This included talks about my weight loss journey and the importance of keeping in touch with your mental health whilst losing weight.

Lady wearing a purple dress - jen in the media professional image
Jen after weight loss

Jen’s freelance writing and elsewhere in the media

I have written an article for Metro about my volunteering writing letters to sick children.

I contributed to an article on AgeUK’s website about accessibility.

10 Tips for eating healthily and losing weight on the website Tots 100.

I have been asked numerous times why I tell my story both on my blog and why I have shared it in the media happily and continue to be happy for my story to be shared. I am a proud survivor of domestic abuse so never feel ashamed to share my story about that either.

I have contributed to articles on other websites too. Here is an example.