My name is Jo, and I am a mum of two. Fat Mummy Slim is my lifestyle blog which focuses mainly on weight loss and parenting – I figured I should somehow record what happens during my kids’ early years, as I’ll probably still be too traumatised to talk about it in the future.
The weight loss side – five years ago I was a fairly slim, confident career girl. Now, I’m a frumpy overweight mum who tends to wee when I sneeze. My two amazing children are both very young and brought along an extra 3 stone between them. OK, maybe I had something to do with it too…
Obviously they are worth every pound, but loss of the baby weight is on my never-ending and very full ‘To Do’ list. But what is the best way to go about it? I’ve been a serial yo-yo dieter all my life, always looking for the best way to shed unwanted pounds, so I’ve tried most of the clubs, fads, books, DVDs, etc. If I ever find something that works (by that I mean, that I can stick to), I’ll let you know.
I will also share my musings and research into anything and everything relating to parenting – clothes, toys, food, discipline methods, government incentives – the list is endless.
I am also passionate about IVF and infertility. Both of my children were conceived through treatment. While it is safe to say the memory of the heartache and loneliness has diminished since my children arrived, I still remember what it is like and know that thousands of men and women unfortunately struggle with it daily. Thankfully, medical research is progressing constantly and the amount of people able to make their dreams of parenthood a reality, is increasing every year.
Happy reading x