• Personal

    Just do it?

    Just do it? Could it be really that easy? I haven’t written a post in a long while, I couldn’t set myself to it. This is going to be a personal and vulnerable post so please be kind 😉 Where do I want to go with this post? Actually I don’t know, I felt the urge to write it after a session with a coach, we talked about what is holding me back and how I am problably not the only one. And he just said “Just do it”. So simple yet the most difficult! My life is good as it is now: I have a good job, a nice…

  • Weight loss Journey

    Weightloss journey update

    So, how is the weightloss journey going?? Good question, my last post about it is from March 2017, you can read it here. A few things have happened since then. Despite the great way of working of Weight Watchers I couldn’t keep myself on the weightloss wagon. I felt off, getting back to my old habits of eating what’s is easy and fast to prepare, not thinking ahead and letting myself go. I have kept training for a while, running and doing Cross fit which helped me keep the weight I had lost off. I kept sufforing from a lack of energy and my belly was not my best friend.…

  • La Fashion

    Oops I did it again! shoes addict

    Hi there!   Oops I did it again ( on the tune of Britney’s song) My name is Raymonde and I’m a shoe addict!  (Everyone replies : Hi Raymonde!). I think it’s the most common addiction that touches women, right? I mean, I can slim down or  gain a few pound, i stil can count on my shoes to be on top. I may not alsways be happy with my waist size but my shoes are always something to show off. Since a few years (since 2014 exactly) it has been even easier for me to satisfy this addiction thanks to JustFab. Why I order through JustFab, you may ask? I…

  • Uncategorized

    Let me introduce you to Nya, our new family member

    Once upon a time, we were a family of 5: the hub, me, our son, Boris the red cat, Oliver the British short hair and Copper, the beagle. Copper was my hub best paw-friend since 2002. Unfortunately we lost her last June. She left a huge hole but it was the best for her.       We did say, before she passed away, that we were done with a dog. But we have been surprised to miss the dog vibe in our home. After a few weeks we felt ready to welcome a new member of the family. We did some research and we fell in love with the…

  • Travel

    Miss Frenchy travels: family vacation in Germany

    Early this year we booked our family vacation, this time we would head to Germany (which is not a surprise) but we chose a new region: the Schwalbische Alps. We have been to the Eiffel for the last few years, even though we love it very much we wanted to visit another region. Our idea was to go to the Black Forrest but I made a tiny little mistake by looking for an accommodation (Oups). We ended up in the Schwalbische Alps. It’s in the state of Bad-Wurtemberg, our house was in Hayingen, a small village between Stuttgart and Ulm.     We have booked a house for 10 days…

  • Weight loss Journey

    5 tracks to run faster

    After giving birth I started running with a group from work, I liked but I couldn’t keep up. Last June I give it a new try. In first instance I decided to go running in an attempt to lose weight but soon it became a necessity to empty my mind and give me headspace. Of course it helps to shed the pounds too 😉 During my running it occurs to me that some tracks help me running faster and I want to share my top 5 with you. 1. Gasolina – Pitbull & Daddy Yankee 2. Country Girl (shake it for me) – Luke Bryan  3. Bailar – Deorro &…

  • Uncategorized,  Weight loss Journey

    WW Diary: week 2&3 My weightloss journey

    Hi there! Finally an update! the first update after going open about my weight loss journey! Weight Watchers put the last few years a huge focus on a more holistic way of losing weight and achieve an healthy lifestyle. They use 3 main focus points: Food, Fit & Feel. I want to use these topics to describe my journey week after week until I have reach my goals and keep them 😉 so let’s start! The results first: week 2 : +0,6 kg (week 2) week 3: -0,6 kg   Food   This is a few of diners I’ve made those weeks. If you are curious how I made it,…

  • Weight loss Journey

    WW diary 1: the start of my weight loss journey

    Welcome to my weight loss journey! Let me introduce myself: I am a 30 something woman who thought to be too fat in her teens when she actually was not and eventually became overweight. I  also became a very good yo-yo’er 😉 That’s me, in August 2014 on a super sunny day. When I look at it I can tell that this woman is not happy with her self but she smiles even though. I wasn’t even at my highest weight. I remember feeling ashamed of myself that day. I want to take this road/journey for the last time. I was always busy with my weight. As a young girl…

  • Review

    Review: Applepiepieces Surprise bag

    Sinds kort ben ik lid van een bloggers groep op Facebook. Een paar weken geleden heeft Mariko van Applepiepieces een oproep geplaatst, of er bloggers waren die een surprise bag van haar webwinkel wilden reviewen. Het leek me heel erg leuk, maar het zou mijn eerste keer zijn en ik heb maar een kleine blog. Dus eerst haar webwinkel checken! Wat een leuke winkel, fijne armbandjes en vrouwelijk! Ik vond het meteen erg leuk en het spraak me aan. Toen trok ik de stoute schoenen aan en heb ik me aangemeld om mee te doen. Uit alle aanmeldingen zou Mariko een paar uitkiezen en die zouden een surprise bag thuis…

  • Diary

    My new year’s goals

    2016 has left the building, make place for 2017! A new year has come and with it, a bunch of new year’s resolutions and goals. I love how a new year smells: fresh! Like everything is possible! I did wrote a goals post for 2016 ( which I already evaluated here) and this I have taken some new goals and a few old ones. Maybe 2017 will be nicer te me 😉 I have put my goals for the coming year in two categories: Personal and Blog. Let’s start with the Personal ones. – Being a more present and active mom – Taking better care of myself (which I already…