Ep 423 Fat Cow, Fat Chance: Dame Jenni Murray’s weight loss journey


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By age sixty-four, Jenni Murray's weight had become a disability. The broadcaster and author avoided the scales, wore a uniform of baggy black clothes and refused to make connections between her weight and health issues. A successful author and the host of BBC Woman’s Hour, Murray appeared to have it all, but in private she lived with a growing fear that she wouldn’t even make it to seventy. In this episode, she speaks to Kathy Sheridan about the life changing surgery which helped her lose eight stone in less than a year and why she decided to document her weight loss journey in the new book, Fat Cow, Fat Chance. This latest offering from Murray is a refreshingly honest account of what it’s like to be fat when society dictates that skinny is the norm.

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