A Life Changing Week


Mummy says…’So, we have survived our first week of 6am starts, new school times, new classes and new college for Lea. Pickle has settled well into morning nursery instead of afternoons and I have had just a little time to myself.

A Life Changing Week

I spend 99% of any Pickle-free time working on my blog and social media. I have to make the most of every minute. This week, relishing the time after a very busy summer with no childcare (I am not complaining, just explaining), I really feel that I have had a little time to catch up slowly on blog posts, to plan – just a tad, and to address various areas of my life that badly need attention.

I have started decluttering, I have looked at, sorted out, and prioritised my finances and bills.

The other area I am looking at is, well, me. I am a blessed Mumma of four healthy children, who are truly awesome people, I am healthy, I am usually fairly positive and always count my blessings.

I accepted myself and my weight when I was pregnant with Pickle four years ago. I was blessed with an unexpected chance to be pregnant again, experience birth, and be a Mumma again and I was in awe of it all – including my amazing body at being able to grow, nurture and produce a brand new human being.

But this week, I have actually realised that I want to take charge of myself. I want to eat healthier, to be fitter, yes, to lose a little weight and a few inches. I want to practice some self care, to look after myself.

A series of events have led me to Slimming World during this life changing week, and I went to my registration and first meeting on Thursday night. I clutched my free registration voucher from Bella magazine, took a deep breath and walked in.

Now I know this is not mind blowing or terribly exciting, but you see, to me – it is. I have NEVER EVER embarked on anything like this. I have never dieted, I eat exactly what I want when I want. I love eating out. I love lattes, anything cheesy and creamy and adore pasta. I love an egg and cheese muffin at Maccy D’s, I love a chinese takeaway. I LOVE FOOD. BAD FOOD. FAT FOOD!

But, that is all about to change. I am SO excited. I have already been through the plan, the do’s and don’ts, the syns, the free foods, everything. And you know what? I can do this! I will do this! I have been and bought my first lot of SW recommended foods, basic food, but food that will change my life. I cooked my first SW dinner last night and it was tasty, filling and normal!

A Life Changing Week

Already, I can see SO many areas of my diet that are wrong. But – I can also see the alternatives, the options, and how to change it.

I have weighed myself, taken pics and measurements. They are for my eyes only! But I really want to share my journey with you. This is all so new to me. Unchartered territory, the unknown. I am super happy and super excited that my bestie, the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase is joining me on this journey too. We will be Slimming World buddies, we will support each other and it will be great to have someone I know so well doing the plan too.

Today, Saturday, I start properly. The first day of the rest of my life.

Wish me luck as I set sail! And please, pop back to see how I am getting on.’

Kaz x


  1. Very exciting! It’s brilliant that you have a buddy too – it always helps with new habits I think.
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  2. That’s very motivating. I am also working very hard to get on my healthy diet routine. But somehow I can’t say goodbye to chips.

  3. It’s a great idea to become healthier! I changed my diet style one year ago and it’s one of the best things I did in my life! well done! x

  4. It’s great that you’re going to have a friend along to do it with you, so helpful!

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  5. Second post I’ve read about this tonight – best of luck to you!
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  6. Aw well done to you and the lovely Zena, here is to a journey that goes onwards and upwards! Good luck xx
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  7. Good on you for taking charge and doing something that you want to do, for you. Best of luck xxx
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  8. Sometimes we find ourselves in a bit of a rut like that and we just need to have the courage to say yes to something new! I wish you all the best of luck with you new journey!
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  9. I know so many people who have lost weight through Slimming World. Best of luck.x
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  10. Aw yey Kaz! It’s always exciting embarking on a new lifestyle choice. I have to say I was a bit surprised when I saw SW because I wouldn’t even think for a second you’re overweight. BUT I am keenly aware that it’s not about a “normal” weight (whatever that is), it’s about what weight you feel comfortable at. So it’s really brave to make a change. Masses of luck to you and Zena and I’ll look forward to the updates. I really need to get back on it too. I always think Autumn and the start of school is a great time for change. Xxxx

  11. Well done you! I was in exactly the same position as you before I had my little boy.
    I’d never done anything like it before, and I was pretty shy going to a group like that by myself.
    But there was nothing to worry about, everyone at Slimming World is friendly and helpful.
    Slimming World is a good move, go you!
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  12. Ooooh good luck! I love following the Slimming World plan and really should get back on it again. I look forward to following your journey x
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  13. Good luck on your weight loss journey! My mummy wants to shift 2 stone…but at this rate that’s never gonna happen…maybe when I go to school next year! Wish you and Zena the best of luck and can’t wait to see your progress! xx

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