*edit – the post is finally done and ready to publish πŸ™‚ *

While writing this we are waiting for our gate to open, at Arlanda airport – Stockholm, Sweden – going back home sadly enough.

We came here for the wedding of a very good friend of mine who got married on Saturday, and on Sunday was a party planned in a little fab barn in the middle of the woods and open fields. Was such a cute landmark, and a very – almost – fairytale view everywhere.

Left early in the morning to get to the airport in time before the big traffic jams started, and to be sure I did not had to sit trough any stress situations and such… you know how these things go. So we arrived about 2 hours before boarding time, and enjoyed a nice coffee and some breakfast before heading over to the boarding gate.We arrived round 12 in Sweden, took the Arlanda Express train to the central station, and after 2 metro’s we were able to check in in at the hotel.MVIMG_20180817_124630Cause we were early anyway – we went for a walk down into the town of Hammersby Sojstad. We immediately felt at home. So cute, peacefully, clean… we were both really impressed about it all.After the nice walk we went back to have a look at the hotel room. Impressed about it all though, look really clean and modern.
Saturday we went to see the old town part of Stockholm. Lovely walk round the quayside, cup of coffee and some pastries. We saw the old palace, the huge cruise ships that dock in Stockholm, the views, the buildings,…IMG_20180818_141307IMG_20180818_142551IMG_20180818_143935IMG_20180818_143111Sunday we took it very easy, and had a walk round the hotel. And then our hour and half journey towards the wedding venue. We couldn’t stay very late cause we so needed to make sure that the public transport was still running so that we could get back to the hotel. Think we were back at the hotel by midnight.MVIMG_20180819_174323MVIMG_20180819_182813Monday we decided to venture into Stockholm city centre. I must say… I enjoyed the old part more. The city centre looks like any big city though. All the same… but hey, we did it πŸ™‚ After a hour we decided to go to a different part, and visit the ABBA museum. Yes, when your in Sweden it’s a once in a lifetime thing to do I guess πŸ™‚ it wasn’t so bad after all. The history, the pictures, videos, … all very nice. And it’s also quite interactive.Tuesday, we took it easy and had a nice sleep in. The hubby is a big fan of theme parks, so we decided to go to GrΓΆna Lund. A small but stunning theme park with more rides and stalls then you would think by looking at it from the outside.But first we tried to be a bit cultural by visiting the Vas museum. They managed to salvage a ship from 1628, that sunk and been in the water for 333 years. Was really amazing to see it all though. Amazing how they managed to salvage and preserve something like this though.And today, Wednesday … we are going back home. It’s been a lovely holiday. We enjoyed every moment of it. And I’m sure we will be back at some point.

Hugzzz, Steven X

Back to work?

I know, it’s been a while again… but to be fair, there is a post about our lovely trip 2 Sweden in draft waiting for ya all. But I’m still trying to put all the pics in and such, cause let’s be honest you can never have enough pics! πŸ™‚

So here we are, back from our vacation – back to the routine of life I guess.

The low carb lifestyle is still in effect at the moment. And I’m still loosing weight, so that’s good. Started at 112 kg at the end of June, I’m now down to 105 kg after about 8-9 weeks. So… I should be happy right? And I kind of am… but it’s like my brain does not wanna admit it or such.

I can see on the scales that I am loosing weight, I notice that I had to put a extra hole in my belt so that my pants does not drop down, I feel better bout my self – feel more energy. But still I see the same guy when I look at myself. My husband even tells me that some of my clothing that were pretty snug before are now hanging of me.

But again, I don’t see that… think it will be for some time before I actually will be able admit to myself that it is working. It’s weird, cause as I say I can see the numbers and I know how I feel – but I really struggle with believing in myself. I still think I will be giving up soon, and that things will turn back as how they were before. A brain is such a fucked up thing sometimes. πŸ™‚

Hugzzz, Steven X

Just another weekend.

Those weekends fly by like they are nothing! As soon as they started, they already ended.

We did some more work in the garden this weekend, still not finished. But we have progress, and that’s what counts!

Talking about progress, there is also been progress with the weight / low carb lifestyle.

I lost more weight, so I’m quite happy about that. Not that I can see it myself, but I do feel it. I do feel better, got more energy. – so I’m sticking to what I’m doing now.

But I do need to learn to let myself go now and then. We went for a burger on Friday evening, and yesterday it was bbq at my dads, so had some alcohol and some chips. And I’m still feeling guilty about that. But I do realise that it’s ok… just have issues letting go. I guess it’s cause I’m scared that it will take me off rails, off the wagon… or how you say it again? πŸ˜‰

It’s the first time in a LONG time that I’m sticking to something when it comes to food and being healthy. And I guess I’m just scared of giving up anytime soon.

But today is Monday, it’s a new week. So here we go again, clean slate and new chances.

Thanks for listening to my rambling!

Hugzzz, Steven X