Sunday, 5 January 2014 - , 6 comments

Hot Off The Press NEWS! : My Film Debut!

Most of you will probably have seen the WeightWatchers SIMPLE START film on Youtube by now!
(Click HERE for link)

I had a meeting with the social media team at WeightWatchers in October last year and I'm now going to be involved in quite a few projects with them as an avid member and food blogger.

I filmed this in December but wasn't allowed to say anything as it was TOP SECRET but I've been bursting to tell you all about it!

As with anything like this, it's very hard to convey a whole concept in such a short film, but it was an authentic and real situation (apart from the camera men and the director!) and it was totally unscripted. We really were sitting, drinking tea and chatting...(Well I drank my tea but Louise doesn't like it!)

Obviously, I needed to understand certain facts about SIMPLE START so I had read the book about a million times and had already started my recipe development by then but they cut the bit out where I talked about my pizza and shepherds pie recipes!


Louise (A.K.A SprinkleofGlitter)is a very well known Youtube blogger with her own lifestyle channel. She is on a "GlitterGetsFitter" quest this year, so wanted to find out more about WeightWatchers as she was thinking of joining. 
WeightWatchers asked me to speak to her as a real member who has lost weight with them and explain a little bit about SIMPLE START from a members perspective.
We were filmed for about 4 hours but it's only a 2 minute film so it was just meant to give potential and current members the encouragement to give it a go…and I couldn't give it all away or nobody would have needed the book!


I was pretty nervous but the director from Saatchi and Saatchi was so kind and really put me at ease. If we made little mistakes or stumbled over our words, we just filmed it again. They had to ask me to stop speaking when I opened the hamper as it was really loud and squeaky!


I really hope you all enjoyed it. I managed to watch it without having to hide behind a cushion and I have some more exciting things to share with you in the coming weeks so watch this space...

If any of you are trying SIMPLE START I wish you every success. I'll be posting recipes regularly on the blog so don't fear, you won't get bored! 


Ally 6 January 2014 at 03:28

I'm so freakin' proud and happy for you!!! xoxo

Janey 6 January 2014 at 09:57

Aw thanks Ally! xxx More to come! x

Mandy 7 January 2014 at 18:32

Janey, congratulations ! I only recently found your blog but you inspired me straight away with all your lovely recipes. I only have a little weight to loose to get back to the size I want to be, but really want to maintain it! I have signed up with Weightwatchers online and have just completed my first week and am really pleased with my weight loss so far. I will be a regular visitor and look forward to seeing all your wonderful posts during 2014.

Janey 7 January 2014 at 19:48

Fantastic Mandy! I'm so happy to have inspired you! good luck with your journey xxx

Unknown 11 January 2014 at 07:33

Woooohooo, just brilliant Janey, I'm off to take a tour of your recipes while I'm here xxx Dor

Janey 11 January 2014 at 17:03

Thanks Dor! Hope you had a good trip around SoS! xx

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