Last week I read an article about overweight. They published numbers of how many people have overweight in my country. I was a bit shocked by the numbers: 6.5 million people in Holland are to heavy (1.5 million are obese). That’s 41% of the total population. For example in the early eighties this was 27%. Personally I think that’s a lot and unfortunately I’m one of them. But that’s going to change because I’m working on a healthy weight since last week.
Which also brings me to the following: do you remember I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I was invited to a discussion at work about how we can get our employees healthier? Management has decided that this project can continue and they set up a small project group of 6 people who are going to work out ideas. And guess what?
I’m one of them. After the first session I already told them I would like to help and my manager also put in a good word for me because I have great interest in this subject. We have our first meeting next week.
Other work news: this Autumn the other secretaries at the company and I get three workshops about communication at work, how to effectively use your influence and one about teamwork. This is the first time in the 10 years I work at the company that I get the opportunity to do some workshops and I look forward to them.
We decided after our vacation that we wanted to go to some concerts this year and I bought tickets this week. We start next Friday with a concert by John Fogerty.
I bought tickets for 3 other concerts, all Dutch bands/singers. One of them is called Doe Maar, they are retired but are going to do some concerts in October. When I was about 16 this band was totally hot and cool here and I had all of their records.
The other one is a Dutch singer called Boudewijn de Groot. He is doing his last tour this year and he’s one of those artists you have to hear/see before you die. Since this is our last opportunity we bought tickets.
And the last one is The Golden Earring. A Dutch rockband, also one you have to see before you die. You might even know a song of them because they had a big hit with “Radar Love” back in the 70’s/80’s (don’t know exactly when).
Book I’m reading
Fifty Shades Darker
I finished book two of a Song of Fire and Ice. I love these books and already order book 3 that is published in two books here because the entire book exists of 1500 pages.
TV shows I watched last week
Glee, Mad Men, Touch, Downton Abbey.
I have seen all episodes of Downton Abbey now, love this show. Now I have to wait patiently for season 3 like everybody else.
Last week I worked a few days on “River Sight”.