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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

So the holiday was great!! We loved being in the mountains, had quite a sober Christmas (no gifts and just local SA quisine for Christmas, and when hubby and I got home the scale had good news for both of us...usually I come home from holidays with an additional 2-3 kgs to work off, this time it was less than one!! Of course we did indulge some, and as everyone in SA do home baking it was hard to resist. Living with people that eat bread for a staple and cookies for tea, it was difficult and at stages I simply skipped a meal to cut calories, but hey, one has to do some damage control at stages...I am still not sure what to make of it as I am sure the Big European Freeze has something to do with putting a gremlin in the scale's brain but anyhow, why fight good news?? I do feel some additional weight around my tum though, so getting back to some moderate exercise this week is my first goal. In SA we did some hiking and swimming, but not as regular as when I am home.

Additional good news is that I finally, after 2 years of hard work and inches thick ledgers of documentation, managed to be accepted by the Dutch government to become a Dutch citizen. My acceptance ceremony will be at the end of this month and if I can manage to be a kilo less than now, that will make me look so much better on the photo! (Vanity your name is woman....)

Now to get back on the wagon...which is again proving more of a challenge than before. Started yesterday to log foods again but did not get there altogether.
Add to that the fact that for some bizarre reason I started with headaches (I think the SA diet has something to do with that, at stages I suffered from constiaption, ) and battling to get rid of it. Sometimes headaches are ok but these seem to really tire me out and wear me down! Which makes it harder to consistently make the best choices possible! At least I have started by making my own veggie soup, some roast vegetables and oats again, so I hope to improve my diet from there...

Plan is to weigh in next Monday morning...mmm...will have to see how it goes...
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