I often change what I eat and what I cook according to my mood, the weather, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and what is on offer at the shops I go to! money of course also has a big impact on what we all cook doesn’t it, no one wants to spend more than they have to on food when you can save it for a holiday but equally eating on a budget some days doesn’t always mean eating bland foods either! So, I thought hey why not share these things with everyone who reads my blog, so every Friday I will share my favourites of that week, it may help give others ideas, it may it may inspire you to try something different, or it may just make you wonder why on earth I like such a random selection of foods who knows!

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So, I am often asked questions about my weight loss journey, many of those questions are ones people are sometimes a little nervous about asking like whether I have excess skin so I have answered them all here!
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So, this week has been a mixture of a week. I am not ashamed to admit that I have struggled with my depression this week which in turn has affected my food. I have eaten some high syn snacks when I have felt down and I have to accept whatever the scales show for this but I am open with myself and know that I deserve to gain after what I have eaten. You would think after losing over ten stone on Slimming World and obviously making many great food choices I would be good at this by now but with depression it will never be easy. It will be an on-going battle, which is why I know I will be a member of Slimming World for life and constantly keep a close eye on my weight so I never slip back to that morbidly obese lady I once was.

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Well, it is Sunday evening and this week has been amazing. The old Jen wouldn’t say boo to a goose, the old Jen was the one hiding in a corner on a night out or getting so drunk that I was not self conscious! The old Jen never would draw attention to herself and hated herself! The old Jen hasn’t gone completely I would be lying if I said she has. The Jen I am today is a mixture of the new Jen I hope I am becoming and the old Jen who I really don’t want to be any more. I wish the old Jen would completely disappear but these things can not possibly happen overnight. 

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When you aim to lose a lot of weight you know that your clothes sizes will change, the number on the scales will change and that your confidence may improve. I had been overweight for a number of years, all my adult life so I think you get used to how you are and don’t imagine any different. Some changes were surprising to me when they happened so I thought I would share in case it gives anyone a giggle or inspires anyone to want to see these changes in themselves.

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So a roundup of October! Well, we all had an amazing holiday in Majorca. Somehow despite not eating or drinking too well I managed to maintain my weight, I am still a little above my target weight but I’m not too concerned as I know I will get back there.

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For my first blog post I thought that I should give you a bit of an introduction about me, my life and why I decided to blog etc. I know initially the people reading this will probably know some of this anyway but hey you never know I might become one of those bloggers that have their blog read by strangers all over the world, and if this happens and any of you are millionaires with a need to give away money do remember me! View Post