My Story

Hi there, Thank you for stopping by! I’m Kirsty, a 35 year old English lass living in Scotland with my husband and our 2 cats.

My tipping point was in January of 2015 when I was told by the doctor that I was pre diabetic! I remember sitting in the surgery in tears.. disgusted with myself that I had abused my body so badly. I had no respect for myself whatsoever.. eating junk food, drinking too much on nights out, getting little or no exercise! I looked back on my wedding photos and was so ashamed that I knew I had to do something before it was too late.

Slimming World: On 5th January 2015 with 10 stone 5lb to lose. I was amazed at how much I could eat and how the weight seemed to drop off so quickly. I lost 3 stone 12lb in a year which was slow and steady but I was really proud of myself.
In 2016 I lost a further 8lb.. with gains and losses along the way.
But I am currently half way through 2017 and I have gained 2 stone!
I am doing my best to stay on plan.. and I admit I keep trying other diets but I always come back to SW because in all honesty it just works!

How my life has changed: The best thing for me was in 2016 when we went to Florida and I rode my first roller coaster in 20 years! Not only did I fit into the seat but I remembered how much I used to love theme parks! Also not needing a seat belt extension on flights anymore is amazing 🙂

This blog: I love to help and support other dieters.. this blog is a source of information for Slimming World followers and hopefully followers of other plans too. I am gradually turning this into more a diet hub for many plans 🙂 please watch this space for new and exciting information.

I am not a trained chef but I do love to cook and create new recipes. I just hope you guys enjoy trying my recipes are much as I enjoy creating them.

This is where the magic happens 🙂 I adore my kitchen.. Although I don’t so much enjoy cleaning it afterwards lol.

Feel free to get in touch if you need any advice or just fancy a chat.

Loadsa love

Kirsty xxx


  1. Kirsty, just wanted to say hi and that I’ve just discovered your blog. Well done on your loss and for this website. I’ll keep on reading 🙂

  2. Hi Kirsty, wow you’ve done so well even with the hiccup like you I have about 10 stone to lose, your blog will become my bible me thinks, as I do like to eat out and socialise and have always found it difficult and end up loosing faith and go back to my bad habits. Sam x

  3. Only just discovered your blog and what an inspiration it is. I’ll be following it from now on. I too am a slimming world member and absolutely love the fact that I can still eat my favourite foods. I’ve actually enjoyed making my own versions of some childhood classics such as cottage pie and mum’s burgers. Looking forward to trying a few of your recipes as well.
    Sara x

  4. I joined SW almost a year ago, weighing 12st 7 and lost 1st 9 by february 2017 . Over the past 6 mnths i have piled back on all the weight that i lost, partly due to a breakdown and the drugs that has involved. However i have rejoined SW online and am raring to go. I hadn’t seen your blog before , but it looks extremely useful and right up my street – i am always inventing syn free versions of my favourites ! Thank you and keep up the good work !

  5. Hi Kirsty,
    I have been off and on Slimming world for two and half years, lost 6 stone in the first year, put on two and now I’m back on it.
    You’re blog is like my bible and I share it with everyone I know on a slimming world journey.
    I need the inspiration at the moment as I’m starting to really hate myself and I don’t want to be back where I started.
    Thanks for all the uplifting posts and recipes.

  6. I’m so glad I have discovered your page, its brilliant! I have always followed slimming world but recently found myself in a rut and joined weight watchers. Its good but I find myself hungry a LOT of the time so I am switching back to slimming world- like you say it works! Cat x

  7. What a great site. Really really helpful. Thank you for all the trouble you’ve gone to in putting it together. Will be visiting again. 😊

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