©Kirton News 2018

The Editors Letter


I2018 will forever be known as the year I lost weight. 2019 will be the year I get fit (and keep the weight off). It's only mid January and I still have time, or at least that's what I'm telling myself! My family have been incredibly supportive during this journey. They have pretty much eaten what I have eaten (including some disasters) and have always 'cheered me on' from the sidelines. I am so grateful to them for that.

I joined Slimming World at the Town Hall in January of last year. I had tried to lose weight before but hadn't ever stuck to it. So, with the impending 'big' birthday on the horizon, I promised myself that this was the time. In the words of Elvis, 'It's now or never!'

The group was incredibly welcoming and I've made some new friends along the way. If this is something you have thought about recently (I shan't tell you what I ate over Christmas) then just go for it. It's very easy to follow and the benefits (health, self-confidence) are endless.

I'm also planning on joining the Park Run at the Witham Way Country Park in Boston on a Saturday morning. This is an entirely free event which attracts runners and walkers of ALL abilities and ages. You've gotta start somewhere!

I wanted to share another recipe with you. This time, it's a hearty Slimming World friendly recipe the whole family can enjoy rather than an indulgent chocolate cake!

Campfire Stew

Best done in the Slow Cooker but can be easily done on the stove top or oven

Will feed up to 6

1 small gammon joint
(approx 750g)

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 tin baked beans

1 tin Cannelini beans or Kidney beans or Butter beans

Chopped onion, peppers, mushrooms, peas, carrot, swede (any mixture of these)

Just put all the tinned ingredients and veg in the slow cooker, stir and nestle the gammon in the middle. You can also spice this up with fresh or dried chilli. Leave to cook on low/medium for at least 6 hours.

It's incredibly cheap and a good, tasty meal for everyone. We love it with mashed potatoes or rice. Enjoy!

This issue also looks at the achievements of Kirton Primary School (page 5) and the fantastic fundraising efforts at our local Co-Op (page 4). As always, we have a lot to be proud of in our village. I'll have an update on how the exercise is going in the next edition!



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