Hi there, Thank you for stopping by! I’m the face of Fatgirlskinny.net. I am 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 trying to hold back the tears.. disgusted with myself that I had abused my body so badly. I had no respect for myself whatsoever. I was eating junk food, drinking too much on nights out and 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.
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 may not sound a lot compared to other people’s stories 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 was holding on by a thread.. 2019 I managed to get to my 5 stone award finally.. but after 2 cruises I gained a stone again. But I am still always managing to maintain my 4.5 Stone weight loss… I seem to have this wall I hit that stops me losing more than 5 stone!! BUT I am here and still trying.
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 correct information and find out how the plan 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 2019 and we are visiting Florida again for the third time and I am desperately trying to shed the pounds!
This blog: I love to help and support other SlimmingWorlders.. this blog is a source of information for people following the Slimming World plan. This website is not to use instead of joining Slimming World.
Please remember that I dedicate many hours of my time to this blog so please do not use my photos or content without permission.
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 as 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. But please remember that I am not here to give out Syn values. I receive 100s of emails per week asking if I know the Syn value of this or that.. Please sign up to SW to use their official Syn database.