A couple of weeks ago we did a photo shoot together. I had a Groupon deal for the shoot itself, turned out that ordering the photos (especially the digital ones) was pretty expensive. Besides that we weren’t very much impressed with the photos. We picked out the best photo of us together, of me alone and of R. alone. The one of us together will be a gift for both our Moms too.
You might wonder why you haven’t heard me about Weight Watchers the past couple of weeks. Well that’s because I quit WW (again). I had a subscription for 3 months and needed to renew it. The past couple of weeks I hardly kept track of my Points. I’ve noticed I eat better/healthier when I don’t have the “pressure” to keep track of Points. When I count I somehow want to eat more (and do that too) because it feels I can’t have it and that’s when I want it.
Another reason that made me decide to quit is that I missed cooking from my own recipes/cook books. I felt I had to eat WW recipes and haven’t used much of my own recipes the last 2 months. I don’t have about 100 cook books to keep them on the book shelves and do nothing with them.
What does this mean? Well I’m not giving up on trying to lose the weight but I quit following a diet or a food plan or count calories. This time I’m really done with it. I just want to eat healthy 90% of the time and do my workouts. If that means I lose weight slowly or maybe not at all: so be it. I’m almost 45 and for the past 13 years I’ve been on diets on and off and I’m done with it and it isn’t working for me (anymore). I just want to live my life without thinking about calories, it makes me cranky.
I won’t be talking about weight loss anymore on this blog. I might post my weight every now and then but that’s it. I will be focussing on living as healthy as I can and exercise.
I have a long Eastern weekend. Today is my day off and in Holland we don’t work on Eastern Monday. This means a 4 day weekend: woohoo! Still no sign of Spring weather however but it has to come here someday, we just have to be patience.
I had a run scheduled this morning and I didn’t really want to go. I had to convince myself to go and in the end I did and it was a good run. Glad I went and didn’t listen to the inner lazy voice.
Distance: 4.9 K / 3 miles
Speed per km: 8.80 km/hour (5.5 miles/hour)
Time per km: 06:49
Weather: dry, very hard wind, -2C (26 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Little Steven – Bitter Fruits
Movies I’ve seen lately
Breaking Dawn Part 2
I didn’t go to the theatre to see the last movie of the Twilight Saga because critics weren’t all that good and I have to say I wasn’t that impressed either. I think the first one still is the best one. But nevertheless I’m sad that there’s no more Edward & Bella, not in books and not in movies.