I’m coming into 2014 with some trepidation as I know as a family there are some challenges that we will be facing that there is no escape from (divorce, dementia and diets…)

I have completely given up on weight loss in the last few weeks and am probably back to my starting weight in 2012.

I am going to HAVE to do it this year as I have a trip to Rome in October and that is involving lots of walking, queuing and doesn’t account for my weight.

Positive attitude has to be enforced (after I get rid of the last Christmas chocs and the chest infection that is making me feel miserable)

Happy New Year!



Mushy Pea Chicken Curry

Easy to make, quick and very tasty. Looks like chip shop curry and Syn free 😛

4 chicken breasts cubed
1 onion
2 tins of mushy peas
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tin of baked beans
1 heaped tablespoon of curry powder

Cook the chicken and onions in fry light, blend the rest of the ingredients and then cook on hob for around 20/30 minutes.

Served with slimming world chips and rice.



I’m back on track and raring to go!
Weigh in today and lost 3lbs, making 7⃣lbs in 2 weeks!


So, Mr C and I have had a good talk this week and both feel more inspired, he went to docs last week and got a pain relief patch which is doing wonders for him (if only we’d had that before) and we have stuck to plan 90% this week, we had take-away last Thursday but nothing since (I had a bite of a burger and a couple of chips when I was at Old Trafford on Tuesday)

I’m feeling more positive and looking forward to life.

Bring it on!

Rome(ing) around

I’m off to Rome next October with my Mum, she wants to do a pilgrimage with church, Dad isn’t up for it, so she is taking me (as my birthday present!).

We went to the meeting last night and it sounds hectic and will be a lot of walking, queuing and standing, which, in my current state I won’t be able to do so I have to lose weight so I don’t let Mum down and embarrass myself.

I’ll be the youngest in the group by at least 35 years and currently am the most unfit, but that will all change.

I’ll be dancing round the Trevi fountain and up and down the Spanish Steps like nobody’s business


Weetabix Muffins (free if using weetabix as B)

Feeling inspired after a tasting day at group and my 4lbs loss this week. 😋Thought I would try these, quite nice as a snack.


2 weetabix, crushed
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 pot light fat free yoghurt, any flavour.
2 tablespoons sweetener
Vanilla extract (or any flavour you like).

– preheat oven to 180
– mix everything together
– pour into 2 muffin cases or 4 cupcake cases
– bake for 25 mins and cool before eating

– these (the whole mix) are syn free if using the weetabix as a Healthy B option



Hello hello, here I am


Had a few months of madness and put on 12lbs since my last weigh in back in September, so went back to group on Thursday.

It’s been my birthday and Julie’s so knew there was no point going back before that as I would have cheated and felt bad, so I had a date in mind (17th October) and stuck to it.
It was exactly 12 months since I joined SW and have lost in total 1stone 6lbs which isn’t too great but better than gaining that!

I’m in a more positive frame of mind and doing CBT which teaches you to change your negative thoughts into positive ones.

Mr C is ready to do it too and I have a goal to aim for- next October, I am going to Rome with Mum and also possibly going to Benidorm for Julie’s 50th, so 12 months to lose great amounts.

Must be honest though, I did go out and have pizza last night at the cinema but am getting all my shopping tomorrow and will be 100% on plan

The weekend is the worst

Went back to group on Thursday and haven’t eaten properly yet!

Been a funny old weekend so hardly ate anything.

Up with the larks this morning so had my weetabix and milk (my healthy extras) and we have lots of fresh meat and veg so think we’ll try and make kebabs later 😋