SparkPeople DUTCH Team...Hup HOLLLAND hup! Team Messageboard Windmills and tulips and so much more. Come and join us. SparkPeople DUTCH Team...Hup HOLLLAND hup! Team Messageboard Biking I love riding bike. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:35:38 EST What are you looking forward to in 2015? What are you looking forward to in the new year? <BR> <BR> What were the best things in the past year? Sun, 4 Jan 2015 05:11:12 EST What are your goals for November? What are your goals for November? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:48 EST What is your language? Are you a native speaker of Dutch? English? How fluent are you in those languages? Wed, 3 Sep 2014 07:58:04 EST What do you miss from Holland (food-wise)? I'm not sure if the people in this group are all Dutch, or have some kind of Dutch origin. (That is why I thought I'd start in English). <BR> If you grew up with Dutch foods, which one(s) do you like and therefore miss the most? Either because you moved away, or because you're watching your calories! <BR> I personally love the 'snack bar' food e.g. frikandel, kroket, and chips (fries for Americans) with saté sauce! Apart from that, there are the treats like stroopwafel, drop (licorice), tompo... Wed, 28 May 2014 04:53:49 EST Did you post to the team wall today? yes Thu, 1 May 2014 08:43:40 EST Born in Rotterdam and now living in Florida Hi guys and girls, <BR> <BR> Thanks for the invite into this team. Really nice to keep in touch with some peeps from Holland. <BR> <BR> Ik mis Hollandse KAAS het meest. <BR> <BR> But the LOVE was stronger and had to move to Florida so i could live with the LOVE of my life. <BR> <BR> Check me profile als je wil en kunnen we elkaar supporten. <BR> <BR> xxx Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:32:07 EST Spring good and bad. Sidewalks are slippery or puddles to walk on or through. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:48:02 EST Lets beat London Ontario with fitness minutes!<BR>eaderboards_community.asp?ic=1540&im=1<BR>&iy=2014&io=1#leaderboard_top <BR> <BR> We can do it! <em>311</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:32:48 EST What is the Dutch name for this food. <em>194</em> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:50:41 EST Start next word with last letter using a food item apple Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:19:11 EST Did you huddle with your team today. <em>244</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:50:09 EST Name your favourite what ever it is blue Fri, 2 Aug 2013 11:20:16 EST Who is willing to restart in the Dutch team? Our team has many members, however it seems nobody is active anymore. Who would like to "restart" so that we have a fresh new start? Looking forward to hear from you. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 06:29:15 EST Anyone else low carb in NL? Does anyone else follow the low carb diet (Atkins)? What are your favorite products other than meat and cheese? Are there any grocery stores that sell Carbquick and Dreamfields pasta here? Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:54:10 EST Meijke van Herwijnen and Amber Albarda Hi, I'm wondering if anyone here has read books by these two Dutch authors on food and wellness? <BR> I'm talking about Meijke van Herwijnen and Amber Albarda. <BR> I recently found these two authors and I think they're very good. <BR> <BR> Meijke van Herwijnen wrote 'Weg met de Weegschaal' and 'Het Weg met de Weegschaal Superdieet'. <BR> She argues that after years of dieting our bodies and minds get confused, which makes losing weight very hard. She su... Wed, 23 May 2012 08:45:45 EST HI SPARKPEOPLE Hi! I'm Safira, a 21 year old girl from the Netherlands. For a while now I'm a member of Sparkpeople. It's a wonderful website and I think that it will help me lose weight. <BR> It's still hard to keep myself motivated and to keep up the good work. But now I've taken up blogging, it's going to be more easy. My friend and family can read it, on my blog And the people on Sparkpeople can follow me on my page! <BR> I'm very excited to start this new journey and ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 04:25:54 EST new to NL Hi, my name is Courtney. I am soon moving to the Netherlands because my husband is in the Air Force. I'm excited to learn about the culture, and I hope to find a way to keep up my healthy lifestyle. If there is any information on the Netherlands anyone would like to share that'd be great! Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:09:59 EST Buddies? How many people still use this group? I would like to have some Dutch spark buddies.I can write, read and speak both english and dutch, so you can communicate with me on both. I have lived in holland for 8 years now ,I am married and mother of 3 children. I am from Australia . If you want to be friends then send me a sparkmail. I will get back to you. And also tell me if you prefer english or dutch or both. Hope to hear from you soon <BR> <BR> Hoeveel mensen zijn nog active in deze groep? Ik... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 20:18:51 EST The Netherlands on a budget Since everything here is quiet expensive, what are nice things we can do alone, as a couple or as a family that isn't expensive. What do you do? Or Would like to do? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 06:08:08 EST Amsterdam Engelsman met te veel kgs. Hoop dat deze site mij kan helpen. <BR> Ik had de online weightwatchers gebruikt. <BR> Nu met ipad, ben deze app/site tegen gekomen. <BR> <BR> Ian Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:15:39 EST Even voorstellen & nieuwe Co-leader Hoi Allemaal, <BR> <BR> Ik wil me bij deze even voorstellen. <BR> Ik ben Karin, 29 jaar oud en de nieuwe co-leader van het Dutch Team...Hup Holland Hup. <BR> Ik ben sinds vorige week actief op sparkpeople en zag dat er ook een nederlands team was dus daar moest ik mij natuurlijk bij aansluiten. Ik zag alleen dat er helaas bijna niet gekletst wordt hier en hoop weer wat leven in dit team te blazen. <BR> <BR> Ik wil zelf zo'n 20 kilo afvallen en wil dat bereiken door te letten op wat ik eet. ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:42:56 EST Tell me all about Holland My dad and his family came from Holland to Canada oh about 86 or more years ago. He has never shared anything about Holland and yet all I desire is Holland. I am addicted to tulips and windmills. I would live there at the blink of an eye. I don't desire to live anywhere in Canada as I do Holland. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:50:25 EST Hej :) joe! <BR> Ik ben Lise, 22jaar en eigenlijk speel ik vals want ik kom uit België. Maar laten we eerlijk zijn; nederlanders zijn leuk en daarom wou ik hier ook even kennis maken. <BR> Bovendien is mijn engels rotslecht en is het moeilijk contact te zoeken met anderstaligen. <BR> <BR> Ik ben hier op aanraden van een tumblrmeisje die massas gewicht is verloren en omdat ik ook nood heb aan gewichtsverlies, vond ik dit het proberen waard. <BR> <BR> liefs <BR> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:09:15 EST July 2011 Well I have been being MIA on this team. <BR> I was involved in a spring challenge that has really boosted my weight loss. 7 kg in one month is a lot but it feels so good. <BR> I am now looking forward to the next challenge. Actually two challenges. The summer challenge and the holiday challenge. Eating wise is going to be hard and exercising wise as well. <BR> Nevertheless it will be a (again) a learning moment. <BR> Goodluck in July. August here we come! <em>334</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 02:38:34 EST Hi, My name is Lindy and I am almost 26 years old. <BR> I have been married for over 7 years to my husband who I met in the Netherlands (I am dutch) and we moved to America (he is American). <BR> I started off a couple of years ago weighing not enough, when I got pregnant with my son and the fact that there is sooooo much unhealthy good food right at your fingertips here I gained 50lbs. I felt bad for a little while but I had never felt better health wise so after a while I was happy with my weig... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:25:49 EST For the metrics amongst us In great part of the anglosaxon world they use cups and ounzes (oz). <BR> For us metrics it is a huge puzzle to get it right. <BR> <BR> A useful tool is the following website (scroll down and in the right column you will see 'unit conversion'): <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/welcome?returnto=/tools/compare </link> <BR> <BR> There are cups for solid food and for liquids. This makes it even more complicated. <BR> <BR> Here I present you a small list with the mo... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 07:48:30 EST Hallo Hi everyone. I'm an American living in the Netherlands for 8 years. I learned about Spark People from my sister in the States. I would like to lose weight and I know back from my time in Weight Watchers that tracking what I eat is helpful. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 08:48:49 EST Good Morning Everybody! Hi, I am new to SP. I live in Brunssum in Limburg and have about 45kg to lose. I am English with a Dutch partner and we have a beautiful 18 month old little girl together. I have lived here for about 3 years and I am continuously learning Dutch as I dearly wish to be able to communicate effectively in this beautiful country that I have chosen to call home. <BR> <BR> Vriendelijk groetjes Mon, 23 May 2011 03:40:50 EST 11 weeks before July is here. 11 weeks can make a difference.. ..IF..... I am consequent in eating correctly, exercising regularly, drinking water, and sleeping well. Easy eh? LOL Anyway,I have reset my goals and will take the challenge of begin consequent for the following 11 weeks; then sunny July is here and I might be able to wear a nice dress! <em>9</em> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 07:15:31 EST New leader needed! Dear All, <BR> <BR> Don't know many of you and those I knew, the reason I gave this team a restart, have left as well. We were 159 members and now the three I know have left and are 156. Most of the members never post here. We are literally a handful. <BR> <BR> SP advises me to send them a message to delete the team since there is minimum to mostly no participation. I thought it to be a good idea but now I don't. <BR> <BR> I will stop my activities after this message at the team and there... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 02:48:58 EST Reintroducing myself I seem to do this every couple of years. :) I'm back after taking the Winter off. Seeing a couple of extra kilos on the scale - both added in March - was a kick in the pants and now I've decided to finish what I started and drop this "baby-weight" for good. I'm done with the babies now I'm ready to be done with the weight. Better late than never, right? <BR> <BR> I want to be fun, fit and active and rid of the food issues. It's possible, right? Sun, 3 Apr 2011 15:29:22 EST Multivitamin? Hey allemaal, <BR> <BR> Ik ben achtergekomen dat ik een heleboel mineralen en dergelijk mis, dus wil beginnen met een multivitamine. Hebben jullie advies of tips voor welke ik het beste kan nemen? <BR> <BR> Alvast bedankt! Fri, 18 Mar 2011 05:25:05 EST Just to know/Gewoon om te weten I just wondering how many of the 159 members of this team are actually active in this team. Active meaning, visiting it and/or posting something. <BR> <BR> So please reply to this thread to see how many are active. <BR> <BR> If at the same time you have a suggestion, please feel free to posting it. <BR> <BR> Thank you and kind regards. <BR> <BR> <BR> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- <BR> <BR> Ik vraag mij af hoeveel van de 159 leden er in dit team actief zijn. Met actief bedoel ik dat ze het te... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 02:10:32 EST Fruit: Challenge 31 January - 4 February During this week try to have fruit and/or veggies during every meal. <BR> <BR> So Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and if possible also your Snacks. <BR> <BR> Goodluck! Sun, 30 Jan 2011 07:31:06 EST Water intake: 24-28 January 2011 8 glasses of water/low calorie liquid a day is what is advised. <BR> <BR> If you have difficulties with this try the following. With every cup of coffee/thee/diet soda/water you drink try at least to drink one extra half or whole cup of water. <BR> <BR> Reply to the the Challenge thread by mentioning how many cups of water/low calorie liquid you would have drunk without the challenge and how much with challenge. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> without challenge: 6 cups <BR> with challenge: 9... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 02:10:04 EST Bike/walk 15 minutes/day : 17-21 January 2010 If you don't exercise, try to incorporate 15 minutes of walk/bike into your daily routine. <BR> <BR> If you do exercise try to add 15 minutes of walk/bike into your daily routine. <BR> <BR> Goodluck! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:46:01 EST Push up challenge: 10-14 January 2011 This week it is an exercise challenge. <BR> <BR> If you are a beginner do 10-20 push ups a day on the floor or against the wall <BR> If you are an intermediate exericiser do 50 push ups <BR> If you are an advanced exerciser do 100 push ups <BR> <BR> Once you have done it post your amount of push ups in this topic. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 16:48:19 EST Please read this first Welcome to the Dutch Team....Hup Holland Hup! <BR> <BR> Most Dutch are pretty good in English so most probably the common language will be English but don't feel afraid to post in Dutch you can count on a response anyhow. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the team or you have been away for a while please introduce yourself in the following thread: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x421x7187822 </link> <BR> <BR> If you have reached the stage in which ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 09:42:16 EST How sleep can help you reach your goals <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Don't post here this is just for information <BR> <BR> <BR> Sleep 7 – 9 hours a night! <BR> <BR> If you wake without an alarm and feel refreshed when you get up, you're likely getting the right amount of sleep for you. Sufficient restful sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Many of us do not get enough sleep. This can leave us cranky and sleep deprived st... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 09:24:21 EST All you need to know about fiber <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Don't post here this is just for information <BR> <BR> Fiber is Your Friend! <BR> <BR> Most adults need to eat between 25 and 35 grams of fiber each day. As you increase the fiber in your diet, you should boost your fluid consumption by drinking 8 glasses of water daily. <BR> <BR> The benefits of fiber in your diet: <BR> <BR> Helps in Weight Loss, Reduces Risk of Heart Disease,... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:55:13 EST Why you should have breakfast <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Don't post here this is just for information <BR> <BR> Each day you must eat breakfast. <BR> <BR> Eat breakfast to lose weight but be mindful of what you are eating. Eating refined carbohydrates such as sugary cereals, toasted white bread, waffles, or bagels will likely begin an overeating cycle. Instead, opt for complex carbs, proteins and fats. Whole wheat toast with peanut butte... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:52:26 EST All you need to know about freggies <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Don't post here. This is just information. <BR> <BR> Freggies is short for fruit and vegetables! <BR> <BR> The FDA has recommended that people have at least 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. The food guidelines issued by USA recently recommend this. <BR> <BR> Now it may seem a bit too much to have 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables but it might not be as... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:47:06 EST All you need to know about water <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Please don't post this is just for information <BR> <BR> Some of the benefits of drinking water: <BR> <BR> Helps weight loss - it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Plus, water has zero calories. Sometimes when we are thirsty we confuse hunger with thirst and will eat. <BR> <BR> Can help relieve headaches caused by even mild dehydration. <BR> <BR> Look youn... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:44:10 EST Chat about anything Dutch Team In this thread you can talk about anything lifestyle related or not. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:16:54 EST Excercise - Sporten Try to incorporate execercise in your life. It doesn't matter how much as long as you can do it at least every other day. <BR> <BR> Anything from 10 minutes is fine. <BR> <BR> If you are a beginner first try to start with ten minutes every other day and bring it up to ten minutes every day. <BR> <BR> Then bring it up to 30 minutes a day. More is not necessary but if you want to do more nobody will tell you not to. <BR> <BR> For you accountability you can reply to this post indicating the ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:11:09 EST Fiber - Vezels Fiber is very important as you might have read here on SP. It helps your intestines to work properly. It gives you a full feeling. <BR> <BR> So do a sparksearch for fiber and read about it. Do the quizzes. <BR> <BR> Here you have a link to determine how much you take and how much you are supposed to take. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>meter?ecd=wnl_hlc_102810 </link> <BR> <BR> Or in Dutch: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:05:41 EST Zwarte bonen? Ik zie zwarte bonen vaak terugkomen in recepten hier op Spark, maar ik kan ze nergens vinden! Iemand ideeën waar ik ze zou kunnen kopen? Maakt niet uit of die gedroogd of in blik zijn. <BR> <BR> Alvast bedankt! Sat, 29 May 2010 04:15:59 EST Water Waarom lees ik hier op SP steeds vaker dat het beter is om ijskoud water te drinken in plaats van water op kamertemperatuur of zo? <BR> Volgens mij is water water toch? <BR> Lees graag van jullie. <BR> Fijne dag! Sun, 9 May 2010 03:07:22 EST Humor Plaats een grap, een raadsel, etc om onze lachspieren te trainen en endorfine te laten stromen in ons lichaam. <BR> <BR> Publish a joke, a riddle , etc to train our laughing muscles and let endorfine float through our bodies. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:21:48 EST Bewegen Een aantal van jullie weet al dat ik in februari een prijs heb gewonnen bij Sparkpeople. Nu weten jullie het allemaal. Ik had een voucher van 40 dollar gewonnen. Ik dacht ik kan die niet innen omdat ik niet in de VS woon. Niets is minder waar. Ik heb toen de DVD's van Sparkpeople gekocht. Cardio BLast en Fit, Firm and Fired Up. <BR> Ze claimen allebei dat ze de 10-minute workout solution zijn. Nou dat is niet helemaal waar. Het zijn er twintig. Nog altijd geen probleem. <BR> Nee ik heb het n... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 11:46:04 EST Gezondheids enquête Van een ander team overgenomen en naar het Nederlands vertaald. Kopieer de vragen in je berichtje en antwoorden maar. Veel plezier! <BR> <BR> 1. Wat heb je vandaag voor ontbijt gehad. <BR> <BR> 2. Hoeveel water drink je per dag? <BR> <BR> 3. Wat is je minst favoriete gezonde voedingsmiddel? <BR> <BR> 4. Wat is je lievelings fruit? <BR> <BR> 5. Wat is je lievelings groente? <BR> <BR> 6. Hoeveel caloriën verband je per week? <BR> <BR> 7. Hoeveel caloriën eet je per dag? <BR> <BR> 8... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:43:32 EST Wat ging goed en wat minder Het lijkt mij leuk om in een notendop elkaar te vertellen wat goed ging en wat minder. In onze blogs doet we het uitgebreid. Met deze korte mededelingen kunnen we snel om hulp vragen en elkaar moed inspreken of feliciteren. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:27:33 EST still active? is this group still active? <BR> <BR> i see there hasnt been much talking going on here lately. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 14:50:50 EST Oat Bran Can any of you helpful people tell me what the Dutch for Oat Bran is? Or suggest what products in Holland are good for Oat Bran? Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:38:55 EST Anybody else doing 'dam to dam' run or bikeride I just entered the 40 km bikeride. It is not a race, so it's just a case of making it to the finish line. <BR> <BR> I've never done anything like this, but I ride to work every day (22 km both ways) and I still have 40 days to get some training in. <BR> <BR> Anybody else entering? Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:02:23 EST Our Weekly Motivation Talk Well, Rose, here we are. Our new thread. <BR> I need a lot of motivation too, things have been going crazy with food for me the last couple of weeks. <BR> Gain some, lose some, always the same. Do a lot of exercise, without that I would have to buy new clothes. <BR> But I know we can do this, we can lose weight, we just need to be strong and stay out of the kitchen!!!!! <BR> So let us talk to each other regularly, maybe there will be others who would like to join. <BR> Have a good day!! <BR> ... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:57:51 EST Introducing: Wilma Hello friends: <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> I'll try to write you an introduction to me that kinda explains me. I was born in the Netherlands in 1954 and immigrated to Canada in 1976. I live in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. I have never been at my "ideal" weight. I entered the world at 10 lbs. and have been growing ever since, except for the period with diet centre, when I got down to 200 lbs. and gained it all and more back. I have been on low call diets on and off since I was a young teenager. I... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 14:37:21 EST Dit gaat nergens over maar ... hoever gaat oranje komen .... Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:45:20 EST Anybody know calories/ nutrients for Turkish Pizza Hi all. Anybody know the caloric/nutrient breakdown for a Turkish pizza? I ate one today and would like to know what to enter in my food journal. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 4 Jun 2008 17:21:16 EST Weight Watchers Not to encourage everyone to run away from sparkpeople of course, but wanted to let you all know that WW NL is now online like in the US and the UK (to name a few). That means all the food that WE have in the Netherlands is already in the database (or, let's say, you probably don't have to manually enter much). I'm very excited about this! While I do love Sparkpeople (the community is better IMHO), I was successful in the past with Weight Watchers and struggle to get to meetings - doing it... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 07:57:00 EST 'Share manually entered foods with another member' I don't know if this function is new, but I've just found it in the tracker system. One of the things that's stopped me from tracking faithfully is that I find it such a hassle to enter everything manually. <BR> <BR> Now we can share, could I ask some of the people who have entered loads of Dutch products to share them with me? I would then be happy to share with some others, and so on and so forth. Thu, 31 Jan 2008 06:03:27 EST THE 14 DAYS HEALTHY CHALLENGE THE 14 DAYS HEALTHY HABIT CHALLENGE: <BR> 14 days long from Sunday to Sunday the same 4 challenges. <BR> <BR> Why: so you can get them down and in to your system as a habit as a part of your new lifestyle! These are the ones for this round: <BR> <BR> 1. 8-12 glasses of water <BR> 2. Stay within calorie range <BR> 3. Use the food tracker faithfully. Every bit you take. <BR> 4. Portion control <BR> <BR> You can escape 1 of the 4. But challenge yourself. If you can: do 4 out of 4 and get ... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:01:10 EST Een nieuw jaar met nieuwe kansen :) Het is wel heel stil hier de laatste tijd. Hoe gaat het met iedereen? Wat zijn je voornemens (behalve gezonder leven). <BR> Ik heb geen echte voornemens anders dan doorgaan op de zelfde weg met een kleine wijziging in mijn eetpatroon (en dat lijkt te werken) Wed, 9 Jan 2008 10:32:08 EST Bootcamp! :P I had a voucher and now I have my personal online trainer/dietician for the next 4 weeks. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> P.S. Curious? But the voucher came from (X-mas present from my old boss) Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:01:09 EST Your weigh-in results Sometimes you're looking forward to it, sometimes you dread it: the moment when you need to step up on that darned scale again. How was it this time? Good? Bad? Any idea how it happened? Share your experiences! <BR> <BR> ---- <BR> <BR> This morning I got up on the scale and I'm still 95kg. Believe it or not, but I'm happy with it! I started slowly with Spark so that I actually once got up to 97 kg. Now that I'm going through with it, I'm back on my starting weight again, so in my case that'... Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:16:22 EST Post your little victorie /changes here! Let's face it, the road to the finish takes a lot of steps. But every little step forward is one to cherish. Post those little things here and put a smile on everyone else's face! <BR> <BR> My example? Yesterday I didn't take the usual trip to the company lunchroom on the first floor to fill my tray with food (always healthy but sometimes too much). Instead, I put on my coat and joined two colleagues for a 10 minute walk to a little shoppingcenter nearby. There we bought a spicy chicken sand... Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:06:55 EST Is iedereen op vakantie??? Ik (helaas) niet meer, maar waar zijn jullie allemaal? Hoe staam jullie ervoor? <BR> <BR> Tess Sun, 23 Sep 2007 14:18:24 EST NEW TEAM FOR CHALLENGES FOR TEAMS: TEAM VS TEAM I GOT THIS FROM a TEAM MEMBER AN OTHER TEAM: <BR> <BR> I HAVE JUST STARTED A TEAM BUT IT IS PRIVATE FOR NOW. THE TEAM IS FOR TEAM vs TEAM CHALLENGES. <BR> <BR> PURPOSE OF THIS TEAM IS A COUPLE TEAM LEADERS WANT TO CHALLENGE OTHER SP TEAMS TO SEE WHICH TEAM CAN LOSE THE MOST WEIGHT IN A GIVEN TIME FRAME ... YES LIKE THE BIGGEST LOSER. <BR> <BR> WE WERE THINKING IT MIGHT BE A WAY TO GET A BETTER RESPONSE FROM OUR TEAMS AND GIVE THEM MOTIVATION IF THEY KNOW THEY ARE GOING AGAINST ANOTHER TE... Sun, 26 Aug 2007 04:02:42 EST NO LONGER OBESE!!!!! Today 11 month ago exactly! i started my journey weighing 121 K (267 LB) Today at my weight-in my weight was 83.5 K (184 LB) I have lost 83 Lb sofar. But this wasn't a weight goal I met today. It was a health-goal: no longer being obese! Yes I'am overweight and I I stil have a 54 LB to go for my ultimate goal. But today that doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> This is about what it means being no longer obese: <BR> - My health being far les in risk because of my weight <BR> - running op 2 stairs to ... Sat, 18 Aug 2007 05:58:06 EST Healthy b-day snacks I'm having my b-day coming up in two weeks, and I want to have some healthy snacks which I can serve the guests. Of course I wont be worrying too much about my calorie intake on my own b-day but I dont want to get over the top. <BR> <BR> I was thinking to do some cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes and fresh fruit: like watermelon and grapes. <BR> <BR> I also know that lays baked chips are only 100 Kcals for a portion so I'm also doing those and I can use sandwich spread on little toast. <BR>... Fri, 10 Aug 2007 06:48:02 EST Alternatives for fruit I'm still having so much trouble getting my fruits in. So I was wondering if there are any alternatives I can eat. <BR> <BR> Does for example Liga FruitKick and LigaFruitKick Extra count as a serving? Or "vruchtenyoghurt"? I know smooties can count as a serving. Maybe I should try that. But since I am eating liga almost each day, I was wondering. <BR> <BR> Any other ideas for making it easier to get fruits in are welcome! Thu, 9 Aug 2007 15:58:06 EST Looking for a fitness buddy in Weert Hi, <BR> I'm 38 years old, male, and dutch (en nederlands-sprekend). I'm looking for a fitness buddy to go workout in Weert, noord-limburg. There is an excellent healthclub here called Impulse that features not only great fitness- and strenght equipment but classes and a great sauna as well. I am planning to work out on mondays, wednesdays and fridays in the afternoon for about 90 minutes to two hours at a time (with breaks of course). Please let me know if you're interested. <BR> <BR> Rega... Mon, 6 Aug 2007 22:12:32 EST ik kijk naar uit.... just a thread to remind ourselves of the things we are looking forward to when we achieve our goal weight <BR> <BR> one thing im looking forward to not having to avoid people with cameras in their hands! Mon, 16 Jul 2007 05:42:38 EST fotos arrrg! <BR> 3 months ago a group of ladies and myself had high tea in the park, it was lovely. i had a great day. <BR> today however one of the said ladies sent me an email with pictures she took that day. <BR> ik kan wel huilen.... one of the worst pictures ive ever seen of myself. seriously its horrible. <BR> i know that its just a momenten opname en 2 tellen later stond ik wat meer rechtop en zag een stuk beter uit MAAR die foto makt nu de ronden. ook het feite dat op die dag dacht ik dat ... Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:38:48 EST this week sucks ive really been having a bad week <BR> first i was "in a mood" and made all of the wrong choices with my eating and exercise. then i was feeling a bit better but just really exhausted and tried to get my butt back in gear. and now today im all bummed out again. <BR> <BR> ik kreeg wat uitslagen van een paar bloedonderzoeken en terwijl ik ben blij dat mijn suiker normaal is en mijn cholesterol goed is - het blijkt dat ik een abnormaal leverfunctie heb. dit can alles zijn van mijn galblaas tot... Thu, 21 Jun 2007 09:13:38 EST Please introduce yourself by... <BR> Please introduce yourself by mentioning your name or nickname; goals; your strong and weak point which will help you or might delay the achievement of your weight loss goal; hobbies; status, activity and anything extra you would like to share :o) <BR> Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:35:59 EST Sonja Bakker Okay, I don't get out much unfortunatly and just found out about Sonja Bakker and her books rather recently. I went to the book store and bought one! I'm so excited because I've basically been looking for a low calorie/ healthy recipe/cook book that is adapted to the Dutch way of eating. I stopped using my American cookbooks after getting frustrated at not finding the ingredients needed. Anywho, I'm rambling,.. does anyone else have any of her books? What are your thoughts on her or her "meth... Thu, 14 Jun 2007 08:09:20 EST Bread translations There are just so many kinds of bread and I frankly have no idea what they are all called in English ;) <BR> <BR> I know white bread of course and cornbread. <BR> I think that wheat is regular brown bread and whole wheat is volkoren. But what is for example meergranen? Is that multi grain..? And zonnepittenbrood, is that sunflowerbread? I know that there is a difference in calories. Thats why I would like to know the different English terms for different breads. Also sesam bread and maanzaa... Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:17:09 EST B-day tips Last sunday it was mothersday and I failed greatly that day. Both mothers offered "gebak" and well... Ok it was weekend so I allow myself something extra but still... <BR> <BR> This thursday I dont have 1 but 2 b-days on one day. Also since the b-days are rather far from where I live and going home for dinner would simply be to much out of the direction. So I have no imput what and how there will be cooked. I need tips to get through this day without to much damage. I have to idea what is th... Mon, 14 May 2007 16:49:42 EST Advice needed please I could use some advice please. About 6 weeks ago I started having pain in my knees. I live on the 2 floor and work on the 1 floor (starting next week though they will move our offices to the 2 etage)- with no lifts. It is now to the point that the pain in my knees is non stop along with causing pain in my hips and back and I am taking pain medication that the doctor gave me without much relieve. Yesterday I saw a specialist and he said that my knees are "worn out" but he can not do anyth... Thu, 10 May 2007 00:23:53 EST Doggy bag We all know that in America its a very common thing to ask for a doggy bag. But in Dutch restaurants its mostly not done, or is it? <BR> <BR> I havent ate out since I joined SP but I know that if I do, I wont be able to clean my plate. I wasnt able before but now I eat even smaller portions then I did a few months ago. My stomach has become smaller and thats good, except when going out for dinner. <BR> <BR> You pay a lot for your dinner and I might be able to finish half of it, that will b... Fri, 4 May 2007 07:51:01 EST Weekly Menu I always make my menus one week ahead for dinner. I already did this before I even wanted to lose weight. I want my menu to be varied and not have veggies, patatoes and meat each day, or rice 5 times a week. You get the picture ;) <BR> <BR> I noticed that this trait comes in handy with planning my menus now I'm changing my lifestyle. I look for recipes and possibilities trough out the week. Getting low calorie, easy meals on busy days is possible if you prepare well :) I found this a very us... Thu, 26 Apr 2007 04:36:59 EST Waste of food Why is the meal planner always putting half of an item in my food tracker? Like half bananas, half pita breads and so on? I mean thats such a waste of the other half! Ok with bread you can rewrap it and eat it the next day. But what to do with the other half of the banana? They dont stay fresh for long after they are peeled. If you worry about the calories of a whole banana, then just buy smaller ones. <BR> <BR> I think its a Dutch thing, not wanting to waste food, but I keep surprising mys... Wed, 25 Apr 2007 07:41:22 EST Challenge anyone? I'm bursting with energy now that the sun is out ^_^ So I thought it might be fun to do a little challenge. What about: You have to try a way of exercising you havent tried before. This can be as easy as doing a sport you wanted to try but never did or just do some new exercises from the sparkpage that you havent done before. Try a new aerobic workout or a new dance style. You can make this as easy or hard as you want. It might bring us all to new ideas. Who's in? Wed, 25 Apr 2007 04:41:20 EST The result of my weekly goal was.... Not so good <BR> - <em>102</em> = Only 2 nights I could sleep the 8 hours recommended. <BR> - <em>194</em> = Only 2 days I was able to drank 8 glasses of water. <BR> - <em>4</em> = I ate properly 6 days of the 7.. so thsi was good. <BR> - <em>231</em> = I exercised 2 days of the 3 I had planned. <BR> <BR> But well, tomorrow is Monday, and I have a new opportunity to make it better. Sun, 22 Apr 2007 16:52:53 EST Knorr wereldgerechten Ik ben helemaal gek van knorr wereld gerechten. Maar een paar dagen geleden kwam ik er met de boodschappen achter dat er behoorlijk wat calorien in deze mixen zitten. Hier baal ik behoorlijk van want ze zijn echt heel lekker en mijn vriend en ik eten ze vrij vaak. Dus nu wilde ik vragen zijn er ook slanke alternatieven voor deze gerechten? <BR> Degenen die ik erg lekker vind zijn: <BR> Roti <BR> Kip tandoori <BR> Kip madras <BR> Moussaka <BR> Beef Chimichurri <BR> Teriyaki <BR> Risotto <BR> K... Sat, 21 Apr 2007 08:49:49 EST Calculating I find I'm having trouble inserting the right amounts of food in the food planner. Since I eat a lot of non custom food, I have to put them in myself. On some packages they are really helpful so I can just insert the right numbers for 1 serving but in most cases they arent so helpful. Like just now, I had to put vanilla yogurt in there. I know there are lots of type vanilla yogurt for you to choose from, but all American brands which I dont know. So I go to a dutch calorie tracker to find the... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:04:47 EST isometrics and isotonics Do you know this situation? You want to work out. Lose weight, tone your muscles. <BR> have to go outside, go to the gym, change clothes... <BR> I found a fine way to work out without any hassle. <BR> Just Google Zen in the art of self resistance. <BR> These are isometric and isotonic exerxises. You do fitness exercises but you use your own body as counterweight. For instance for triceps you stretch your arm but the other arm is trying to prevent it.There are many more exercises lik... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 08:16:22 EST Free online workouts I was wondering if anyone knows any websites with free online workouts. Since I'm a student I cant afford to go to the gym or buy expensive workout videos. Still I want to move more next to my dancing courses I'm taking. <BR> <BR> I have found 2 links which I'm going to share for people who are in situations similair to mine, aka not much financial resources. <BR> <BR> - Free yoga workouts in Dutch <BR><BR>/nederland%5Fin%5Fbe... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 04:06:27 EST Slow cooker I see a lot of recipes for a thing called slow cooker. But what exactly is a slow cooker and can you buy one here in Holland too or is it just an American thing? Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:17:40 EST Low cal recipes! Hi all, I was wondering if anyone is willing to share their succes slim recipes in here but in dutch meassures. So liters and such because this site uses all these weird meaasurements and I dont understand it all too well. I would love to have and also share some recipes that are low on calories. Also links to sites that have low calorie recipes in Dutch are really appreciated! Sun, 15 Apr 2007 03:51:15 EST Hello fellow Dutchies Did you see the virtual 5k announcment for april 1. <BR> Well, i joined in and it was great to do.You can run, walk, bike, whatever you want, your time does not matter ,joining does.Last time there were runners from all over the world doing the 5k the same day. A special feeling. It was such a success that there will be next runs. <BR> <BR> The fun fiesta 5k may 7 <BR> <BR> memorial weekend 10 k (listed under fancy 10 k thread) may 28 <BR> <BR> fathers day 5k june 17 <BR> <BR> If you wan... Fri, 13 Apr 2007 05:01:11 EST travelling for work, trying to stay on target... Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm back from my work trip to England & Sweden, and thought I'd check in. Sweden was tougher than I thought it would be, as breakfast was the only meal where I had a choice of what to eat. Our hosts had set a menu for our lunches & dinners, so all I could do was avoid the fatty-looking things and eat the healthy-looking things. I could have made a fuss and insisted on having something healthier, but as we were their guests, I felt uncomfortable doing that. I was glad ... Sun, 1 Apr 2007 11:04:39 EST My goal this week is … To drink 2 litres of water at least for 4 days this week, to burn 6000 calories Mon, 26 Mar 2007 06:04:09 EST Residence Permit!! I am SO excited!! Yesterday was my birthday and I received in the mail from IND my approval papers for a temporary residence permit!!! How awesome of a coincidence is that?! THE BEST birthday present EVER! Right now my permit is under the friendship treaty but hopefully this year I will be able to change it for the partner one! I am just so thrilled! I know this isn't health related but I thought I would just share it with my fellow fitness Dutchies! <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 21 Feb 2007 07:19:26 EST Exchanging Numbers? Is anyone interested in exchanging numbers to help support each other? It could just be as simple as sending an SMS to see how things are going or even to be a buddy, someone to call when things aren't going well? <BR> <BR> I know I could really use something like this. My boyfriend is supportive, but I'm a real sucker to just stay home with him and not go out to the gym and get a work out in. I could really use a kick, or even just a daily "thinking about you" kind of contact? <BR> <BR>... Wed, 21 Feb 2007 06:39:18 EST Share a "tip" which worked for you today! Time: Today's evening. <BR> Place: Supermarket(before dinner's time) <BR> <BR> On one of the supermarket's alleys I saw it...mmmmm a lovely board with fine sausage, different types of cheese and olives, mmmmmm what a perfect way to treat myself this Friday night mmmmmm I could almost taste mouth watered mmmmm <BR> <BR> I took a deep breath.. and struggled <BR> -what about the calories??? <BR> -well, I could burn them on Monday.... <BR> -how long would it take me to??? <BR> -w... Fri, 2 Feb 2007 17:30:17 EST Under the limit of your calorie intake? Post it! Post if today you have not gone over the limit of your calorie intake. Celebrate, and get 3 points for yoru post!!! <em>41</em> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 04:23:54 EST Post if you have drank at least 8 glasses of water Post if today you have drank at least 8 glasses of water... and get 3 points for your post <em>41</em> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 04:19:22 EST Post if you feel motivated towards your goal Post if today you feel motivated towards the goal you are working at the moment... and get 3 points! <em>41</em> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 04:16:32 EST Post if last night you had enough sleep. Post every time you have had enough sleep the night before..... and get 3 points!!! <em>41</em> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 04:13:53 EST Post if today you have exercised Post for every day you exercise, I believe it will give us a nice feeling of achievement, plus 3 points <em>41</em> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 04:08:13 EST Today I am happy because …. Because thank God it is Friday! hahahaha Fri, 2 Feb 2007 04:04:00 EST Thoughts and reflexions about today’s quote. "Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand." <BR> <BR> I think it is a beautiful quote. We might have different nationalities, interests, looking’s etc, but at the end of the day, we all have our struggles, and how wonderful to have our families, friends, and Sparkpeople to hold hands and keep strong. <BR> Thu, 1 Feb 2007 04:01:16 EST the december rmonth!!!! Hi, <BR> I am no at regular visitor on this page,not a contibutor up till now, but i want to wish you all a nice Sinterklaas firstly and a wonderfull christmas and new year while i am at it already. It is a lovely month but also with a lot of food. I wish everybody much strength to stay as dietary a possible. <BR> Lisak nice spark page, but that message on patat friet, what a scarer,it is my favourite unhealthy snack, next to chocolade. It helps i do not live near a friet stand any more now! ... Sun, 3 Dec 2006 07:29:09 EST Where is Everyone?! Sorry if this is a repost! I'm just wondering where everyone is located and how they like their town/city! I'm from Zwolle! It's really cute here,.. small enough for comfort, yet big enough to not be bored during the weekends! <em>224</em> Thu, 30 Nov 2006 03:07:31 EST The True Mirror <em>235</em> Ok Dear Team, here we are together again, but this time to share our good sides, our qualities, our talents, our strong points... in order to have our own true mirror. <BR> <BR> So .. let's go for it! <BR> Sat, 4 Nov 2006 14:29:51 EST Healthy snacks I'd like to know what you ladies are eating as a healthy snack late at night. I can keep myself the whole day and choose a fuit but at night I'm craving only chips. <BR> <BR> Eleni Sun, 3 Sep 2006 11:15:12 EST Dutch products Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I thought I'd let you know that I've started entering the nutritional info into the food list for local products. If you guys want to let everyone know which ones you enter, we can save each other loads of time. <BR> <BR> The other part to this thread is a product review of things that are specific to Holland, or just new on the market or new to us. It helps to know what things are (like) before you buy them, particularly when you are new to a country or non-native. ... Sun, 20 Aug 2006 07:48:40 EST Christmas Challenge Anyone ? HiThere ! <BR> I noticed that we only have one Thread going on the "Hup Holland Hup" Community, so I decided to copy a challenge from the General SP Community and see if anyone here is up for it ? <BR> If you are, then why don't we: <BR> Share: our Goals by Christmas Time: <BR> Share: our weekly weight changes... <BR> Share: our Daily Healthy Lifestyle Scale <BR> <BR> As ths is also new to me, please feel free to add your suggestions to this challenge. Ie. what do you want to know, share wit... Thu, 10 Aug 2006 04:56:45 EST Orange Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Orange" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> People living in Holland :o) Sun, 26 Mar 2006 15:30:24 EST