She Cooks, She Eats
Simple but delicious recipes from a girl that loves to eat
30 November, 2015 by Amy 30 Comments
Lisa-marie Harding says
30 November, 2015 at 11:32 pm
Well done you for one admitting it to yourself and two admitting it to the rest of us.
This is exactly how I’m feeling right now loosing weight has been the main factor in my life and every day seems to revolve around it just want to see what it’s like to be for a little as I too am a all or nothing kind of girl when it comes to eating.
Weighed tonight at class Seven and a half pound on but been up and down since xaugust would still like to see uploads of how your getting along being you good luck xx
1 December, 2015 at 3:27 pm
Lisa-Marie – It’s hard to find that balance! I’m trying this week but it’s difficult and I honestly do feel quite sad, scared and vulnerable. Thank you for sharing – and I’ll be back xxx
30 November, 2015 at 11:39 pm
We are all human im the same i quit after just 4lb to go for my goal weight i just eat healthy now and not worry about what im am eating im happy and healthy and thats all that matters have a great christmas and llike me just enjoy life x
Happy Christmas, Tracey. Enjoying life seems like a very good goal! xx
30 November, 2015 at 11:48 pm
I’m so sorry you are feeling like you do,I would miss your videos and do hope you continue to update us. Sometimes we just get bored of trying ,when that happens me I just get my books out and plan my meals, food that I’m excited about, I also find that at times when I think I’m not doing SW today,I often go for healthy choices anyway as my taste has changed. I do hope you re consider your decision to give up, just go easy on yourself for a few days and see how you feel. Wishing you well and thank you for sharing your videos xxx
1 December, 2015 at 3:45 pm
Thank you Dee. I think I’m going to relax and not have losing weight as a goal as such, but just try and eat a balanced and healthy diet xx
1 December, 2015 at 12:00 am
I have the hugest respect for you to film and share with us what is obviously a difficult decision.
It would be great to keep seeing new videos from you as you have given me so many lifesavers in terms of being stuck for ideas. However, I think the question that is the most important right now, is what do you truly want to do?
Thank you for posting this video and whatever you decide, I wish you every happiness and success. And once again – thank you for the help you have given me.
1 December, 2015 at 3:53 pm
Michelle – Ah, what a question. I don’t know what I want to do, to be honest! I want to be one of those lucky people who is naturally thin, but I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. Thank you for your support, and I hope I’ll be able to keep helping in some way x
1 December, 2015 at 7:05 am
I really enjoy your videos and look forward to them. It’s good to have someone who is going through the same struggles with weight loss and a lot of your comments are exactly how I’m feeling most of the time! Well done you for sharing with us. If you do decide to stop, please, please continue with your recipes! I love them and some have become our weekly favourites.
Thank you for your inspiration and guidance. You will be missed!
I’ll DEFINITELY keep going with my recipes, Samantha! And the videos will stay, but maybe not as focused on me as before. Thank you xxx
1 December, 2015 at 8:51 am
As a newcomer to this website, I find some of your recipes and tips amazing. I say “some” because I’ve not tried them all yet! But I wish you well. We are all on our own weight loss journey and sometimes are too critical of our lack of willpower. Enjoy the festivities – I intend to, and then get back on it. I’m feeling quite a bit of pressure from group and consultant to shift my last 3lb before Christmas!! I’m just happy to be a hell of a lot lighter than I was last year. I don’t want to have my other half rolling his eyes at me because I’m watching how much gravy I have or what’s going in it etc. I’m not going to go OTT because I know Christmas will be difficult but being realistic with myself, and I hope you do too.
1 December, 2015 at 3:25 pm
I hate that pressure! It’s part of the reason I’ve so struggled with consultants in London. My one in Nuneaton was so wonderfully laid back and made me feel like I was doing it for ME, not for other people. The stubborn streak in me just won’t listen to people telling me what to do.
I’m going to eat healthily when I can and not beat myself up about it when I can’t. Very good advice x
1 December, 2015 at 8:56 am
I don’t think we have seen the last of you my darling!
I can see beyond all that smoke and mirror stuff ~ you just want and need to let yourself off the hook a little and stop worrying what we all might be thinking and just say to yourself.. “Do you know I am so fed up of not lining up with my desire and it is driving me mad. So I am going to find a way to take the path of least resistance here and stop trying to be all things to everyone else because I know if I don’t I will never be truly satisfied with myself and so I am going to just chill out for a while and then I will do whatever it takes to reach my target in my own time and in my own way”
Look forward to hearing from you sometime in the future and know we are all grateful to you for having the gumption to take the time to film your video’s and inspire us all, so good for you!!!
Happy Christmas and a very happy and FUN New Year!! xx
1 December, 2015 at 3:24 pm
:) Happy Christmas Lynn. Thank you for being lovely xxx
1 December, 2015 at 9:18 am
Please keep sharing!
1 December, 2015 at 3:23 pm
I will xxx
debra Earl says
1 December, 2015 at 9:58 am
I watch your videos and look at your website because its called “She Cooks, She Eats”, not “She Diets”. Your insight and ideas are great for all of us looking for inspirational and fun ways to eat healthily.
Also, who said you need to be a certain weight or a certain size????????
One comment though, too much fruit, equals too much sugar. Eat more protein!
You will be very much missed if you decide to give up, so please don’t.
I honestly can’t say how much I love you for that first sentence. I’ve been worrying that people only like me when I talk about dieting and weight-loss. It’s really good to know that that’s not the case xx
Yvonne King says
1 December, 2015 at 10:08 am
Amy you are a beautiful young lady newly married and I don’t think obese. Go out forget weight at moment. I don’t know if you remember me I am 86 and lost weight at SW last year & very happy to be 9st 5ft 1 but at the moment suffering from Shingles which is very painful & believe me my weight is last thing on my mind. It has made me think of all people with painful long term illnesses who wouldn’t care about their weight if they were free from pain. So we must just count our blessings and try to eat healthily but not overdoing it every body needs treats now & again.Yvonne x
1 December, 2015 at 3:21 pm
I do remember you – I was just thinking about you the other day and hoping you were okay! I’m sorry you’ve got shingles, that’s rubbish. I guess I do need to remember that much, much worse things could happen to me than me being overweight xxx
1 December, 2015 at 10:37 am
Amy, just be happy. You are human, weight loss is a rollercoaster journey of good days and bad. I’ve lost the same stone so many times that I’ve lost count. Currently I go to weight watchers meetings and do slimming world online! Does that make me mad or just human? I’ll settle for slightly mad human. I think you should enjoy Christmas and your honeymoon and restart your weight loss journey in February. Good luck and be happy x
1 December, 2015 at 3:19 pm
I think most people fit in the “Slightly mad human” category. Maybe a break until Feb is a good idea x
1 December, 2015 at 12:37 pm
I love your recipes and watching you talk about food and life in general, so a yes vote for more videos here, but I’d say don’t bother making them about weight loss if you’re not feeling that at the moment, give it all a break! Lots of other things to talk about in the world.
1 December, 2015 at 3:17 pm
Lisa – you’re right. I’ll probably stick with my Monday theme of health, but it doesn’t mean I can’t also make other videos!
1 December, 2015 at 4:01 pm
Enjoy Christmas and New Year and just be. You write so well about food generally, it is always a pleasure to read your posts. Make no decisions yet but perhaps you have reached the end of the road with Slimming World and you need a different approach which lets you enjoy food and cooking. There are lots of interesting alternatives the 5:2 diet may let you achieve your goals but still enjoy proper food and hotel chocolate wonders or you may want to experiment with sugar free approaches. What ever you decide your site is inspirational because you bravely share the struggle that so.many of us have who genuinely love food and cooking.
Please don’t be hard on yourself you look lovely and you should enjoy your honeymoon in Florida and focus at being at ease with yourself
I look forward to future posts but decide what is right for you not what the virtual community demands of you
1 December, 2015 at 8:34 pm
I agree with the comment a bit further up, I love your website mainly for your amazing recipes and your love of delicious food – I will certainly keep visiting your page whether you continue to post videos or not :)
I had great success with Weight Watchers a couple of years ago (lost nearly 3 stone), but once I went back to eating ‘normally’ I of course put some of it back on – not all of it, however, and I am much happier now that I just try to eat healthily, rather than actively dieting. I find it much more effective as I don’t feel the same kind of guilt if I have that extra slice of pizza, or a dessert as well as a starter when I go out for dinner, that I would have done if I went off-plan when I was doing Weight Watchers, which makes it much easier to get back on track the next day … I hope that all made sense haha, basically what I’m trying to say is I think you might be making the right choice in letting go of Slimming World for a while and just seeing where that takes you :)
Sorry this turned out to be quite a long comment! xx
Alison Armstrong says
3 December, 2015 at 8:26 pm
Amy! I usually hide on the sidelines but had to send in a wee comment after this video as you seemed so defeated. You are an inspiration and a hero of the dieting world. Your videos always cheer me up on a dull Monday commute up in soggy Glasgow. I love your quirky world and you’ve given me loads of new inspiration in the kitchen. Dieting really, really sucks!!! Give yourself a break, enjoy Christmas and your honeymoon and come back next year with revived energy. Look at how far you’ve come. Don’t apologise for it! :) Xxx
3 December, 2015 at 10:51 pm
I love your chats please don’t stop as some one else said your web site is called She Cooks She Eats no mention of dieting. Some really successful dieters are rather boring, you enjoy life have a really Happy Christmas and enjoy your honeymoon and I look forward to hearing how things are going. I feel very much the same as you I stopped going to SW about 6 weeks ago and I do feel the pressure is off now, pleased to say I haven’t put any weight on, but that also means I haven’t lost any, want to just maintain my weight until after Christmas and then may be I will try to start again. x x x
7 December, 2015 at 4:40 pm
Please don’t apologise, you have to put yourself first and it’s most important that you are happy. If focusing on weightless is making you unhappy then it is definitely not worth it. Plus you look amazing! Go back and look at old photos and see how different you look. And then look at your gorgeous wedding photos and how beautiful you are!
Finding a balance between watching your weight/being healthy/losing weight and being happy, enjoying social occasions and not obsessing is difficult. I tend to be very all or nothing and can get quite obsessive but that’s not fun, healthy or sustainable so I think letting go a little is a great idea.
I’d love you to continue the videos though – I’m sure we all watch them because you are honest and funny and enduring rather than whether you’ve lost weight or not.
Hope to see videos in the future but either way I hope you are happy and enjoying the festivities :)
Lee Slator says
7 December, 2015 at 9:16 pm
I think the trying to stay healthy and not binge so much will do you good
It may just help in the long run at giving you the focus for sticking at the shape/size/weight you are at currently.
Someone recently told me that we should be judging our progress on how well our clothes fit us, not by the numbers on a pair of scales as these can be so up and down. So long as you’re clothes stay more or less the same fit, you know you’re doing well. You need to worry if they start to get tight .
I would like to see you pop up onhere with videos still as it keeps us informed of how you are doing. That is of course if out I’ll would like to do them.
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