Okay everybody sit down. Are you sitting?
Well here’s the Dutch girl who said she wouldn’t diet again or follow a program. And guess what …. I’m back at Weight Watchers. After Marcelle told about the new WW program in Germany I looked it up on the Dutch WW site and they will launch it online next week. I think it will help me on my journey to reaching my goal weight.
I’ve been writing down my food intake since last week and reading back it seems my portions are too big and they can be more healthier, especially dinner. So I entered my food since last Monday and yes I’m eating too much and make not enough healthy choices. As I don’t want to be obsessed too much by points I keep writing down my food in my diary and enter it on the site at night. I’m going back to weigh my foods for a while to get focussed on portion sizes again.
WW has been the only program that helped me lose weight in the past, all other diets/programs didn’t work. It’s not a diet to me but a lifestyle and I need their help right now to change my food lifestyle again. I did it once before 10 years ago already and it worked. So .. wish me luck.
No exercise yesterday since I had to had my nails done.
Today I left a bit early from work since it was raining all day and at the end of the afternoon it stopped raining. So I went home, put on my running clothes and went for an interval training of 4K. I did tempo runs of 30 seconds, 1 minute and 1 minute and 30 seconds and then repeated it with jogging in between. It didn’t rain but there was a very strong wind which I don’t mind, I love wind. So I had a very good feeling afterwards, it went very well.
What’s for dinner:
Yesterday some kind of Chinese food (Dutch version).
Today a piece of meat, rösti and carrots with green peas.
The Ultimate Diet Log:
I’ve told you about my food diary. Yesterday I noticed that there’s a tip on every page and I’m going to share it with you. It’s categorized in: research report, nutrition shocker, by the numbers, food factoid, nutrition tip, fitness factoid and a quote so every time I’m blogging I will give you one or more of these things. Maybe it helps you, maybe not. I thought it would be nice to share it with you.
Quote: All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast, John Gunther.
Research report: In a fast-food study, subjects who ate small meals underestimated the calories by 8 percent. Those who really indulged undershot by 38 percent, guessing that their 1188-calorie meals contained only 675 calories.
Nutrition shocker: A single-serve soft drink in a typical American supermarket is 52 percent larger than a soft drink in a Parisian supermarket.
I received this reward from Kimberley (K_the_Phoenix) Kimberley has Dutch roots and she knows about some things I talk about and she’s a great support to me.
Here are the rules and regulations:
-Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass the award on to five most deserving bloggers.
-Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom s/he has received the award.
-Each Superior Scribbler must display the award on his/her blog, and link to The Scholastic Scribe http://scholastic-scribe.blogspot.com/2008/10/200-this-blings-for-you.html which explains the award.
-Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post http://scholastic-scribe.blogspot.com/2008/10/200-this-blings-for-you.html and add his/her name to the Mr Linky List. That way, they’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honour.
-Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
I would have given the Scribbler to Marcelle http://marchellos-livingaway.blogspot.com/ Syl http://www.livesmilerun.com/ or Tamara http://onelastkick.blogspot.com/ who are all so supportive to me and a motivation for me but they already received it.
So I’ve chosen the following recipients of the Superior Scribbler Award:
Shelley at a fourty-something weight loss journey She is inspirational, sensational, motivational and lost over 100 pounds already.
Amanda at 5 miles 2 empty. Amanda is my running inspiration. I hope one day I run as good as she does.
Kenz at All the weigh. Kenz is such a great person, her posts always make me happy and she’s a Bruce Springsteen fan too.
Bare it all Bare it all I’m ashamed to say I don’t know her name but she bares it all and keeps on going on her journey. I love her blog.
Amy at No to the deuce. I love Amy, she’s got so much humour and loves to cook like I do.
Visit these great girls if you don’t already, they’re absolutely worth it!
Itunes shuffle playing right now:
Back to memory lane, in May R. and I went to Pinkpop, a music festival in Holland where Bruce Springsteen performed. He did one of my favourites “Thunder Road” and did that together with Brandon Flowers of The Killers. It was a great performance.
Back to the weight watchers!
I keep trying to lose weight… but it keeps finding me!