Monday, December 14, 2009

About me

One day, I woke up and realized that I was fat! I joined Weight Watchers,and, over the course of a year, I lost 18kg. During that year, I designed a healthy eating plan,to keep the weight off. On this blog I share my menus, recipes and shopping lists - and probably some other stuff, too. All my recipes are tried (by me) and tested (by my husband). Welcome to my blog-cook-book.

I've been cooking since I was about eleven, but after that many years I was tired of all the 'tried and tested' family favourites. Now I prepare a different meal every night - often my husband almost begs for a repeat, but that's not going to happen any time soon!

I have three children, two girls and a boy. I have three grandchildren, two girls and a boy! I have the great good fortune to be day-mother to my grandson (my son's son), it is so special to have him with me and we have a lovely bond. I missed my little grand daughters (my second daughter's daughters) growing up through the early years because they live overseas, and I really regret that I don't know them very well. Of course, we visit them when we can, and they come here on holiday when they can. But it is a horrendous trip - especially with little ones, and with the world economy the way it has been for the last while, the cost is pretty scary too. At least there is Skype, and those calls are very precious to me.

My older daughter always said I should be certified - so now I am. I am certified in: anatomy and physiology; aromatherapy; diet and nutrition; holistic massage and hypnotherapy. My favourite is nutrition. I avoid use of the word 'diet' where possible, because it has such negative connotations - although everybody has a diet that they follow! Oh, and I have a degree in psychology. Does that mean I'm qualified to certify myself?


Gwen said...

Hi Jenny, Dad (Vic) told me about your blog. Am going to follow it - looking forward to some great advice and to trying out your recipes :-)

Sphinx said...

thanks for the visit, gwen. hope you find some recipes you enjoy as well as useful information here.