Fran wants to be a healthy girl but who is Fran?

Well she lives in the Netherlands, is 41 years old, is not married but lives together with her love and dog.

Before the year 2000 I had a little overweight, we’re talking 4 kg (about 8 lbs.) I followed the Weight Watchers from September till December 1999 and I’ve lost those kg’s. But then in May 2000 I’ve lost my dead to cancer and I’ve started eating which stopped when I weighted 89 kg (196 lbs.) Over the past years I’ve tried to lose these kilo’s but not very successfully.

At this moment my weight is 85,4 kg (187 lbs.).

But I’m sick and tired of my weak self and made a deal with myself that by the end of this year I want a healthy weight of 73 kg (160 lbs.) which means I have to lose about 12 kg (26 lbs.).
My goal to reach this is before 01-01-2010.

How am I going to reach this? Well first of all by writing this blog with my successes and failures.
I’m back at the Weight Watchers online and I’ll try to exercise 5 days a week.

In March I started training for a 5K run which I finished June 14th in 37 minutes. Not very fast but I did it! Now I’m training for a 10K run in September. Besides this I take Pilates and Yoga classes and gonna try Zumba soon all at the gym.

I’m writing this blog in English because I study English for the more advanced and this is  a good way to practice my writing skills. Further I would like to reach more people than just those who can read Dutch.

This is me in Umbria - Italy 2008

This is me in Umbria - Italy 2008


6 responses to “About

  1. I’m glad it’s in English because I can read it! 🙂 I love the skirt you’re wearing in the picture!

  2. I agree, that is a great skirt! I’m a Canadian living in the Netherlands.. also struggling with the kg’s. I’ve recently started a weightloss blog as well, so if you’d like to keep in touch you can find me here:


    Best of luck!

  3. Hey Fran! I’m irritated that your writing is so good when English is not your first language! I struggle with my writing and English is my ONLY language!

    I enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know that I linked to it from mine. (http://seesarashrink.wordpress.com/) I’d love you to add me to your Blogroll… either way: Keep up the good work!

  4. Hi Fran, I like your blog. Mind if I put it into my blogroll? 🙂 Let me know!

  5. Hey, how nice to meet a fellow Dutch girl! Your English writing skills are impressive, I thought you were an American girl living in the Netherlands.

  6. Hai Fran,

    ik ben inderdaad Nederlandse!


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