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…

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…

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…

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….

Pancakes, Rings, Awards & Things!

So I’m going to start backwards… Look what I just got! 😀 😀 😀 Official loss to date: 4st 1lb since 4th April 2015. It feels amazing! Except for one thing… my pants keep falling down Sorry, TMI I know, but it’s one of those things you don’t really think about! You buy new clothes…

Weekly Shop Woes

Nobody really seems to talk about the down sides of Slimming World. Don’t get me wrong, I love Slimming World, as I’m pretty sure readers and followers of my blog will have worked out by now. But that isn’t to say that there aren’t some days that it drives me crazy. There are some days…

Warning: Extreme Garlic!

I love garlic. It’s so yummy and so versatile. It’s used in every cuisine from Greek to Indian, from Italian to Chinese. I don’t care how much it makes me smell, it’s lush. This recipe was inspired by my friend Alex from my local Crookes Slimming World group, who once gave me a very garlicky…

Make it FREE!

So this month Slimming World is celebrating Free Food February! For those not a member of Slimming World, sadly this doesn’t mean free in terms of money. No, sadly Slimming World are not filling my freezer for me, free of charge. (Although that would be lovely, thank you). Free food is basically food which, if…

Snacks ahoy!

There seem to have been a lot of posts about snacks in the various Slimming World Facebook groups I’m a member of recently. I’m not sure whether that’s due to the influx of newbies in January, or down to the fact that a lot of us, even those who’ve been on the plan for a…

Someone to lean on

I am very lucky to have an amazing husband, wonderful friends and a totally bonkers family to support me in my Slimming World journey. And yet sometimes I don’t want to talk to them about my weight and food issues. I know they love me and support me and are proud of me. But I…