Kate & Kay
So where do we start? We’re Kay & Kate, and we’re the makers of Pinch of Nom – we gave birth to it…(it’s the only thing we’ll ever be giving birth to!). We’re from a small town near Liverpool in the North, and like food. A Lot. So much so that it made us fat! We’ll come to that in a mo. We’ve been together for many years, and fit the typical mad cat Lesbian stereotype pretty well. We have two cats; Tatty cat and Ginger Cat. Both are beautiful but evil creatures. We ended up doing this because we decided that we needed to lose weight and thought we’d re-purpose our bad food blog into a good, healthier version.
Where We Started
Our Slimming World journey started not that long ago in January 2016 & we’re blessed to have found such a supportive group and consultant. Sue is ace, I don’t think I’d have stuck with the diet for this long if it wasn’t for her, or our group. To cut a very long story short, we used to have a restaurant, that we had to close. When you shutter your business it feels like a child has died. It was our baby. We mourned the loss of making food with eating food, and really piled on the pounds over the last 5 years. So one cold rainy Wednesday in January, we walked into group and the rest is history.
Our Journey So Far
We’re 50 weeks in now and between us have lost nearly 12 stone (11st 7lb to be exact!). That’s 12 stone that we’re never going to let come back! If you’d have told me a diet could be quite this “easy” I’d have laughed in your face. I’m not going to lie and say that we’re never hungry, because we are! But there’s always some free or speed foods that you can gorge on and not feel the slightest bit guilty. Having a culinary background most certainly has helped our journey, as we’ve been able to keep food choices interesting. We really understand how hard it is to keep healthy food interesting, hence another reason for Pinch of Nom! We now work out for an hour every day, eat well and we’re full of beans. We’ve made small steps, and turning what would have seemed impossible to us last year, not only possible but part of our daily routine.
Our goal is to live a bit longer. We both have a lot of weight to lose. We’d also like flying in a plane to be much more comfortable!
- Get yourself a food processor, measuring cups/spoons, a decent set of scales and be prepared to learn. Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, but sometimes you need to put a bit of extra work in. These tools will help. A Lot.
- Don’t try and wing it. Keep a note of what’s in your fridge and freezer and plan. Eating on the Extra easy plan doesn’t have to be expensive, you just need to be smart, and plan ahead.
- You can still have nice, bad things. Sweets, chocolate, wine, takeaways – just save your syns. The Slimming World gods aren’t going to strike you down for ordering a Chicken Kebab at 3am on a Saturday! Even if you go over your syns, do as our consultant says and put a number on it and never feel guilty.
That’s about it I think. Crazy cat ladies who like to eat food. If you’d like to join the Pinch Of Nom party just drop us an email and we’ll hook up and have a chat.