A bump in the road

So it seems I’ve started most of my recent posts with an apology lately! Even though, when I first set out on this journey, I made a point of noting that I am somewhat rubbish and may go for weeks without posting anything, sometimes it still feels like I should be posting more often. However,…

The mirror and the looking glass

So, like many Slimming World members up and down the country, at the start of the summer holidays I bought one of the new journals. It’s basically like the luxury, upgraded version of a food diary. Except that as well as helping you keep track of your food each day, you can also log your…

Kheema Mattar and the journey so far!

Kheema Mattar is a recipe I have been meaning to post for ages, but for some reason have never quite got around to it! However, today was our Slimming World group’s Woman of the Year competition and taster session, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share it, both physically in group…

Persistence and Passione

Ugh, sorry!! I know I seem to be starting every blog post with an apology lately, but although I said that I might be a bit rubbish sometimes and forget to post regularly, I didn’t think I’d be quite this rubbish! I promise I will try harder… especially as I have so many new recipes…

Self destruct

Harrumph. Over the last few weeks… no… in fact make that months… my weight loss has gone up and down more times than a roller coaster. I have gained and lost the same few pounds over and over again. I don’t know why I have lost my focus, or why I am suddenly finding so…

Back to the start

So, err… sorry… I’ve been AWOL again for a while. I kinda fell off the wagon again… Being ill SUCKS. Like, really, really sucks. It has sapped away all my energy and positivity and left behind a grumpy, emotional, doubting Thomas. I am sooooo fed up with it now. And what’s worse is that according…

If at first you don’t succeed…

Try something else! Or at least that’s how it was with me and Slimming World. At one point I had pretty much decided that no ‘diet’ or healthy eating programme was ever going to work for me. I had tried Weight Watchers and Atkins, the ‘simple’ British Heart Foundation weight loss plan, Weigh Ahead and…

Bloody star week

Feeling thoroughly down-hearted today. Gained 0.5lb this week, despite having a good week on plan. But it’s bloody ‘star’ week* (pun intended). So not only am I still struggling with ill health, insomnia and practically rattling from the amount of drugs I’m on whilst I wait for my outpatients appointments, now i’m bloated and moody…

One year on

Wow. It’s hard to think that it’s now over a year ago that I joined Slimming World! As I mentioned in my last post, if you had told me then that I would be over 4 stone lighter and 6 sizes smaller in just 12 months I would probably have laughed in your face. But…

Big picture

Hurrah! I have officially un-paused (if there is such a word). Despite actually having a gain this week (I couldn’t resist the hot cross buns ) I’m slowly getting back on track. Not just with Slimming World, but with life in general I guess. The last few weeks have been pretty tough. I ended up…

Pressing pause

Well hello there. Sorry I’ve not been around for a few days and that my recipes have been sadly lacking this week. The truth is that I am really struggling at the moment. Not just with Slimming World, but to be honest, just with life! Some of you know this and some of you don’t….

Adventures in colour

So today I’m not actually going to talk about food. I know! Weird, right? But I wanted to share another passion/hobby with you all – grown up colouring! Some people may think it’s a little bit sad or silly, but I find it so relaxing. And it’s a great thing to do when you’re feeling…