26 to 12 – another weight loss blog

One woman's journey to lose half her body weight

Moody Food

I'm in a full-on grump today for absolutely no reason.  Do you ever have that?  I do, and I know I'm grumpy but I can't help myself.  It makes me feel like this: It also makes me want to eat... Continue Reading →


The Fear

On Monday night I went to A&E (the emergency room if you're not sure what I mean.)  You see, on my drive home from work I started having pains in the left centre of my chest, which went out into my... Continue Reading →

Goats Cheese Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette

I've been following Laurel's blog for a while, and when I saw the recipe for raspberry vinaigrette it was perfect timing - I'd just read another recipe recommending a berry dressing for goats cheese salad, but it was a shop-bought... Continue Reading →

Happy Monday!

I am in a ridiculously good mood today.  I've had a fab weekend, I managed to swim 1.5 miles on Friday night, which I haven't completed in ages.  I was slow - it took about 1hr 10mins, but I made... Continue Reading →

Help Me Please, I Need a Challenge!

I've been thinking about this, and I feel like I need something to work towards fitness-wise.  Ideally not a run (walking hurts my back at the moment so running is definitely not an option!),  preferably a swim actually.  All ideas... Continue Reading →


So apparently I was featured as number 10 last May in Diet To Go's 100 Inspirational Weight Loss Bloggers post.  Here's what they had to say about me: "Contrary to the title, Helen’s blog is anything but “another weight loss blog.” Helen’s... Continue Reading →

Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?

No, it's not the Real Slim Shady, just me!  The first line of the (admittedly outdated) pop-culture reference is "I created a monster" which seems very apt today.  I have created a monster, and the monster is me.  Honestly, I... Continue Reading →

What Happened To The #AtoZChallenge?

Basically I suck at sticking to things!  I missed a day, and then another one... and then things spiralled out of control.  I think this might be a metaphor for my weight loss efforts.  But, as I have been reminded... Continue Reading →

Healthy Living: H is for Hiking #AtoZChallenge

Yesterday I went hiking, it was the first time I been on that kind of walk since I did my Duke of Edinburgh Award when I was at school – we go on canal path walks quite often in summer... Continue Reading →

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