Weight Loss Journey Restart 2013

I did promise that I would be back in the new year and here I am, determined to get more of this weight off. I did start doing my exercises and loosely watching what I was eating in the second week of January, I still haven’t returned fully to having a meat free week yet, mainly because we were trying to get rid of the holiday for that we had left in the freezer but I will be going back to it shortly…

Over the holidays I was good, I didn’t really over indulge which I am very impressed with and proud of that I could control myself. What I am really pleased about is that I lost weight during those couple of weeks and still kept it off!

I even missed doing my exercises each day, even though I could have kept doing them, I just wanted a break from doing that same routine but apparently it was that same routine that I missed…
I am still looking for other games and DVDs to do with exercise and fitness which could help me, although I enjoy exercising to the game I’m currently working out to (My Fitness Coach: Get In Shape), I don’t want to start feeling bored with doing the same thing which is why I think I started to lose my motivation last year.Β 
I have bought a yoglates DVD and doing that every Monday and Friday, I am though thinking of getting the Zumba Fitness Wii game – just hope it’s not too much for me…

So, what is my plan and goals for this year?


  • to lose 1 or 2 stone again
    I am keeping to the same weight goal from last year as again I don’t want to aim too high and feel like I really need to push myself, this is not what I want with my diet.
  • to drink 5-6 cups
    another goal from last year, though I got to the 5/6 cups on some days it wasn’t regular enough. I want to be able to feel the need to have the drink rather than forcing myself.
  • drop down to a size 22-24
    At the moment I am down to a size 24-26 (I was 26-28). I just want to see if I can get down to another size, if I can’t then it doesn’t matter too much (just means I can get some wear out of the clothes that are still newish).


  • exercise 15 minutes a day
  • eat more fruit (last year it was veg and now I need to work on the fruit part)
  • drink more
  • do more tai chi
    I used to do tai chi everyday and then I stopped for some reason, it helped me to feel more relaxed and stopped me worrying a bit about the rest of the day, so it would be nice to get back into it again.

I have been trying to think of what else I should add to the plan to help me keep motivated but I can’t seem to think of anything to be honest, so the plan is pretty much as last years…

So here we go and good luck to those who are starting their diet/healthy eating/fitness challenge as well πŸ™‚


New Year’s Resolutions

Hope you all had a wonderful time during the holidays and that 2013 is filled with good health and happiness.

For the past couple of days I have been wondering if I was setting any resolutions for the new year. When I have done this in the past I have always failed, so I haven’t bothered to set any for the past few years but this I wanted to try to see if I can achieve any of them.

The resolutions are:

  1. Lose more weight
  2. Be more organised
  3. Do more blog posts (other than the weight loss journey entries)
  4. Read more
  5. Learn a new craft

So these are the ones that I can think of, so here’s hoping that I can stick to more than one.

Have any of you set resolutions? If so, good luck! πŸ™‚

Youtube and Facebook

When I started doing my weight loss journey I thought it would be good for me to also do videos about this, in case I forgot to blog about it, which has happened.

I was only posting the videos on my main YouTube channel which is more for my spiritual side and lately decided to create a separate channel, mainly for these videos.

So if you do want to subscribe to me on YouTube then my channel is – HeleneTalks

I have also recently created a facebook page for this blog. HeleneWrites

Tag: 15 Random Facts

Again, another tag by the lovely Stavroula.

Rules: Come up with 15 random facts about yourself and share them with the blog world!

After doing this post tag 5 other bloggers to do this!

Here are my 15 facts:

  1. I’m 5’4
  2. I have a phobia of beads
  3. I have 1 tattoo and 3 piercings (all on ears)
  4. I have Hypermobility Syndrome and Fibromyalja
  5. I am a pieces, born March 2nd
  6. I love playing World of Warcraft
  7. I am a Celtic Hedge witch (Don’t hate on that please)
  8. I love the colours green and purple
  9. Nearly all my tops I own are mostly purple
  10. I was born ginger
  11. I love to watch X-Men – Gambit and Beast are my favourites
  12. I love chocolate and cheese
  13. I can make bath bombs, shower gel, bath milk, dream pillows, herbal heat packs and loose incense
  14. My favourite herbs are chamomile, lavender and mint
  15. I love to make Brownies

I’m tagging:

Fairy Dust
Eye to the Keyhole
Harlequin Days
Annika Garratt
and everyone else who wishes to do this.

TAG: 7 things about me

Stavroula had tagged all those who wished to do this, so here goes.

7 things I have to do before I die:

  • Travel to all the different countries of the world as much as possible
  • Have a family
  • Learn Gaelic (Irish, Scottish and Manx)
  • Have my own business
  • Become more healthy
  • Be more in tune with myself and spiritually
  • Be happy

7 things I say all the time:

  • Erm
  • Sorry
  • What
  • So yea
  • Omg
  • Meanie
  • I’m fine

7 things I am good at:

  • Making brownies
  • Making bath bombs
  • Listening to people
  • Finding bargains, offers, sales
  • Reading
  • Falling up the stairs
  • Giving hugs

7 flaws :

  • Indecisive
  • Forgetful
  • Hot Tempered
  • Stubborn
  • Way too shy & nervous
  • Think negatively
  • Distracted easily

7 qualities :

  • Good listener
  • Emotional
  • Sensitive
  • Kind
  • Supportive
  • Baking skills
  • Faithful

I tag everyone who wants to do this πŸ™‚