This blog started out being about me trying to get my weight under control through exercise and changing my lifestyle. It began on 4th June 2018 as I hit my heaviest weight ever – 182lb.

But things have changed….

At the end of April 2018, I had moved from houseshare accommodation to renting my own place. This was the first time in my life I had ever been able to afford to live on my own. I was 44. It gave me a new-found freedom, but also came with additional challenges like a lot more rent and household bills that I didn’t share with other people anymore.

And so this blog turned into something else. It’s now about surviving on a tight food budget, yellow sticker deals, foraging, keeping fuel bills down, upcycling and recycling.

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