My week

One of the many fascinations that I have in life is how everyone’s bodies work so differently and how food optimising affects everyone in unusual and interesting ways.

Seeing people in group who have been totally on plan and gained or maintained, been totally on plan and lost incredible amounts and those who have synned, been off plan, up and down and have had the same results…

I thought I had had an incredible week, really pushing the speed foods and increasing my exercise. I did get a loss, a small one and as we all respect a loss is a loss. But, you sometimes still feel a hint of disappointment! Why?

Was it worth the whole week of planning and staying on plan?


Yes it was, of course it was.

I am again that one little step closer to my target weight. That’s what matters.

I have to remind myself of this every day and it is always re-instated to me at group. I couldn’t survive this journey without my group. I don’t know how people weigh and go home. I totally appreciate that not everyone wants to stay, has to stay or can stay but I would have fallen off my weight-loss wagon last year if it hadn’t been for my group.

I sometimes feel that I am joining in with a sugar-addicts anonymous meeting but then I think that’s the reason that I adore my group. We are all there for the same reasons, to help each other and support each other on our own journeys whether good, bad, topsy turvy and upside down. We are all different people but with one huge similarity and one strong bond. There to help each other reach that golden goal of target weight.

For those who feel disappointed, elated or confused, stick with it.
It will be worth it.
You are doing so well.
We are all in this together.





A little bit about, little old me!

My name is Katie and I am a passionate home cook who loves creating her own recipes at home and discovering new ingredients, flavours and combinations.

As a classical ballet teacher and avid dancer I spent a lot of my performing years ignoring healthy food options and diving straight into high carb, sugar-full and energy enhancing foods.

After giving birth to my beautiful baby boy in August 2016 I needed to loose my baby-weight and get back to my previous fitness and I took the steps to joining a Slimming World group with the most fabulous consultant Tracy. From the first meeting I was hooked and I was determined that in 2o17 I would get the opportunity to hit my target.

As of this post I have lost 1 stone and 2lbs and I am 8lbs off my target weight.

As I love creating recipes, I thought that creating some of my own inline with the SW EE plan would keep my passion alive and keep the whole “dieting plan” more interesting and exciting.

A few lovely members of my group requested my recipes after I had posted pictures and ideas on our private FB group. Then the idea hit me to create this blog to share ideas further afield.

This blog is in no way endorsed by Slimming World – it’s just little old me creating ideas in my spare time – normally when my little boy is asleep!

Some recipes will have Syn Values or will need to be synned if you are not using some ingredients as your Healthy Extras. I will some times publish Syn values but you must check with your plans, sites and books as to whether the Syn value would be the same for you. Don’t rely purely on me – in case I am wrong!

So enjoy and create and I hope this allows your weight-loss journey to be full of flavour!

At the top right hand side of the homepage you will see my menu tabs to select savoury, sweet or drink recipes!

Katie x