No added sugar Rocky Road

I have been hankering after something totally indulgent that doesn’t send me into a carb coma since Christmas. I started to think that rocky road would be an easy option as I can get NAS versions of all the ingredients and wanted to try this to see if it would hit the spot and I…

Transformation Tuesday

It’s been just over 4 months since my operation and about 5 stones between these two photos. Not only do I feel great now, but I have stopped taking all medication and have more energy than I think I’ve had in my adult life. Still a way to go but Im finally starting to like…

Sugar free apple crumble

It’s been a while since posting and I will get back through the backlog but in the meantime to celebrate 4 months since surgery I wanted to make a sugar free dessert. Inspired by one of my surgery buddies who was making apple and oat muffins for breakfast I decided to attempt a sugar free…

#NationalComingOutDay

As its National Coming out Day I’ve decided to share my coming out story.   I’ve been lucky that my whole family have accepted me for who I am and I know other people arent so lucky. The year was 1987, what feels like a lifetime ago, and at the height of such a bad time for…

Words of Wisdom

I joined several Facebook groups  when I started this journey and they have been an invaluable source of information and support throughout. Last week someone shared this with me and I thought it was worth sharing with you. Unfortunately I don’t know the source but the information really resonated with me… “1. Your hormones will…

My first Weight loss Wednesday selfie

I’ve been on this journey for a while now and thought it was about time I posted a before and after selfie. I hate taking my picture so excuse the stupid pose in my latest selfie but this is the first time I’ve seen a difference. 3 months since surgery and 4 stone down since…

Week three after surgery – tantrums can be warning signs

Half way through week three and I had a full on meltdown. I’d returned to work on the Monday and was actually enjoying being back In the office, even though I was resting lots and not being 100% productive it was good to be back doing something. Despite trying to be innovative by Wednesday I…

Week two after surgery – babyfood sucks

By the second week after surgery I got into an easy rhythm. I knew when I needed food, I had time on my hands and I was managing to get the liquids in. But I’ll be honest I was starting to get bored. The babyfood I had prepped for myself went largely uneaten and I…