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 began following the SW plan.
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.
2017 I gained 2 stone and then lost a stone. 2018 I am holding on by a thread.. I am really struggling but I am not scared to admit it! I am only human!
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!
I have never attended a group.. I have always followed the plan online. I find the support I get through my blog and Instagram is enough to keep me motivated. I also don’t like to pay someone else to tell me I am losing weight each week. BUT everyone is different… just because group isn’t for me doesn’t mean it’s not for you. I would ALWAYS recommend joining and at least going to a few sessions to get all of the information and find out out the diet 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 🙂
I am currently in 2018 and we are visiting Florida again this year and I am desperately trying to shed the pounds! I have taken up cycling and hoping I have finally found an exercise I enjoy. We are lucky enough to live close to a canal network so there are some amazing bike rides to be had.
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.
I laughed with my husband today that I seem to get more emails regarding where I got my Tea, Coffee and Sugar Stacker then I do weight loss related haha! Anyway it was from Dunelm back in 2016 but surprisingly they still sell it here.
Feel free to get in touch if you need any advice or just fancy a chat.
Kirsty A.K.A Fatgirlskinny xxx