26 to 12 – another weight loss blog

One woman's journey to lose half her body weight


December 2013

Weekly Weigh-In Results 18th December 2013

Well I have no idea how, but after two disappointing results and a week of not sticking to plan particularly well, I have lost 3lb! I am very happy if a little surprised. I can only think that it is... Continue Reading →


Personal Trainer: Scary But Worth It

As you know if you've been here before, I've just started training for the Great North Swim in June next year. I enlisted a personal trainer to help me achieve my goal, and he has written me a simple exercise... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Fakeaway

Tonight we had curry for dinner, since it's Friday night, and the temptation is to have a takeaway. Well so say the people in my SW group. I actually don't tend to have that problem - I think it's Mondays... Continue Reading →

Weekly Weigh-In Results 11th December 2013

I went and weighed in last night with a certain amount of trepidation. Having stuck to plan so well the previous week and being disappointed, I was only hoping that the gain from my long weekend away would be limited... Continue Reading →

Swim Training Begins

Since I made my pledge to do the Great North Swim next summer, I have been swimming three times, to try to judge my fitness level and see how much work needs to be done. Monday I managed half a... Continue Reading →

Weekly Weigh-In Results 4th December 2013

I got weighed last Wednesday, two days after the Christmas party that I was so well-planned for. I had a brilliant week, stuck to plan all week, and I... drumroll please... stayed the same. Disappointment doesn't even begin to cover... Continue Reading →

Challenge Helen

In 2011, when I was losing weight without the help of Slimming World, I trained for the Great Salford Swim. I completed it in May, raised about £650 for charity, and was so proud of myself that I planned to... Continue Reading →

Christmas Party Part II

As you know, last night was my work's Christmas party, and I was a little concerned about how that would affect my weight loss this week. Now it's over, I can safely say that I stuck to it, and it... Continue Reading →

Tis The Season – Coping With Christmas Parties

As some of you know I have recently changed jobs.  When I started my new job last week, one of the first things I heard about was an upcoming party that was being organised, to celebrate a company anniversary and... Continue Reading →

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