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1st June 1974
6/1/2014 6:27:11 AM,  6 COMMENTS

40 years ago today, the Nypro (Nylon Production) Chemical plant at Flixborough exploded killing 28 men who were working there, injuring many others an...  Read more

DAWN14163

Fitbit first impressions
5/28/2014 11:48:26 AM,  7 COMMENTS

After much deliberation, I've bought one. It arrived in the rain this morning. I went for the Flex in the end - that's the one with a wrist band....  Read more

DAWN14163

Sunday cycling
5/18/2014 3:31:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We've been for a bike ride. Just over 17 miles in 1:36:31. At one point we were clocking up 4 minute miles - almost as fast as Roger Bannister can run...  Read more

DAWN14163

Sad times
5/14/2014 12:15:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Today started off with sad news - a friend of mine has just found out that her 3 years old daughter has leukaemia. Bad enough at any time, but especia...  Read more

DAWN14163

Quick Catch Up
5/13/2014 8:12:04 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Thank you for the comments on yesterday's blog. I was dipping my toe in the water really, and wasn't sure if any of my old mates were still out there...  Read more

DAWN14163

Back in the room :-)
5/12/2014 4:24:37 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It's been weeks since I visited SparkPeople. Sometimes life just gets in the way of good intentions. I'm doing well, thank you to those who asked...  Read more

DAWN14163

Looking Forward
1/21/2014 1:11:33 PM,  6 COMMENTS

2013 wasn't the best of years, with one thing and another. My Dad came out to visit over the Christmas break and I was impressed by how well he is cop...  Read more

DAWN14163

3,2,1 .... and off we go START
10/14/2013 5:15:22 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Today we gonna start with the sparkpeople programe . Wish me good luck i will need it . And for all of you who start also or beeing busy allready good...  Read more

BETTYBELGIUM

The heavy weight of grief
10/9/2013 3:31:39 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Dealing with Mum's death has been difficult, to say the least. I know grief is complicated and a long process, I know it's early days yet, but I'm nat...  Read more

DAWN14163

Enough sitting around feeling sad.
9/4/2013 6:34:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It's been a tough few weeks. I know that grief is expressed in many ways, including changed eating habits - some people eat less and lose weight, othe...  Read more

DAWN14163

Silent Killer :-(
8/21/2013 2:10:20 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Hello to my dear Sparkfriends, thank you for your messages and good wishes, apologies for my lack of response. It's been a tough few weeks. I wen...  Read more

DAWN14163

So sleepy... and hungry?
6/18/2013 5:50:02 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok, so yesterday I didn't get enough sleep and I woke up too early. Even 1 hour too little and I can sometimes (not always) feel sleepy and sluggish a...  Read more

PIERRE_DE_LUNE

So much had changed
6/17/2013 4:50:32 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I just realised it's been over 2 years since my last post... wow. I was reading my other blog posts and I realize kind of how I fonction. I...  Read more

PIERRE_DE_LUNE

Hello friends!
6/3/2013 2:37:02 PM,  10 COMMENTS

It's been almost a month since I last blogged here. I have a confession - I've turned to the other side.... I have opened a My Fitness Pal accoun...  Read more

DAWN14163

The Rat is back
5/17/2013 8:03:22 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I used to be a gym rat. BK. Before Kids. Then I became a casual but regular exerciser. Then food started catching up with me and I realized that I had...  Read more

SANDYJGRANT

May holidays
5/6/2013 2:14:57 PM,  9 COMMENTS

One of the pleasures of living here in Belgium is that they have more National Holidays than most of the other countries in Europe - 11 to be precise!...  Read more

DAWN14163

Back in the room...
5/5/2013 2:52:08 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I have been AWOL for the last few weeks. I've been popping on to the site most days, having a quick look round, then sidling off again. I confess to h...  Read more

DAWN14163

Not so sure about all this love
4/18/2013 11:18:40 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've read quite a few blogs, here on SP and elsewhere where the topic is something like 'I love myself no matter how much I weigh'. I wouldn't dare co...  Read more

SANDYJGRANT

Why I like the FoodTracker
4/18/2013 10:29:25 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I've actually been receiving emails from SparkPeople for at least a year, but have never taken the time, interest, whatever, to create a profile and b...  Read more

SANDYJGRANT

Day 6 and my first compliment
4/11/2013 7:42:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

'You look less bloated' - ok, it wasn't the BEST compliment I've ever had, but it still made me happy to know that my efforts are starting to pay off....  Read more

SANDYJGRANT

1-D Fun
4/5/2013 10:14:56 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Despite serious reservations, I actually enjoyed the concert. We met up with my sister and her daughter, who had travelled down from Lincolnshire, and...  Read more

DAWN14163

The Perils of Alcohol - Part Deux
4/1/2013 11:32:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've just read Chicchantal's latest blog and decided, cheekily, to nick the title. I am currently sat here, almost head-in-hands, lamenting "why oh wh...  Read more

DAWN14163

Dumped on again
3/24/2013 9:24:49 AM,  13 COMMENTS

We woke to yet another snow dump this morning. I'm trying to be more positive about things beyond my control so decided to focus on how pretty ever...  Read more

DAWN14163

Spring is in the air!
3/21/2013 5:45:53 AM,  8 COMMENTS

335 335 335 335 335 335 Spring is in the air, though the snow is on the ground Spring is in the air, though...  Read more

DAWN14163

1st day of spring......
3/20/2013 9:56:02 AM,  9 COMMENTS

......and still it snows! I know us Brits like to bang on about the weather and rarely manage a conversation without mentioning it, but this is gettin...  Read more

DAWN14163

The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly
3/12/2013 12:06:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Lots has happened over the last week. My daughter had her 14th birthday 44 (can't believe my baby enters high school this summer). It's the first B...  Read more

DAWN14163

A much needed long one!
3/3/2013 2:33:16 PM,  8 COMMENTS

What a difference a week makes! Last weekend's snow melted quickly on Monday, and although it has been decidedly nippy it has been dry all week. My go...  Read more

DAWN14163

Walking in a Winter Wonderland
2/24/2013 10:59:48 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Last weekend I was convinced that Spring was just around the corner. This week it has turned decidedly chilly again, but I was nevertheless surprised...  Read more

DAWN14163

#4 - The One That Nearly Didn't Happen
2/22/2013 11:13:34 AM,  9 COMMENTS

67 It was cold this morning. -4C (25F) but with a wind chill making it feel like -10C (15F). Add to that the fact that it was snowing, albeit not sett...  Read more

DAWN14163

#3 and the Old Folk's Home
2/21/2013 2:10:01 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My daughter had a basketball match at school this evening. Sitting on the bleachers, I couldn't help but "listen in" to a conversation going on betwee...  Read more

DAWN14163

At it again! Training run #2
2/18/2013 7:29:14 AM,  9 COMMENTS

At the risk of being a bit boring and repetitive, I've decided to blog my training anyway as it will be useful for me to keep some sort of record. ...  Read more

DAWN14163

HM training kicks off
2/17/2013 12:03:55 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm back in Belgium after a lovely few days in the UK. I love going home (strange how I still think of it as home, although I've not lived there for a...  Read more

DAWN14163

February - month of changes
2/14/2013 5:40:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

With the start of the year 2013 I've made some promisses to myself. this year I hope to find a new job since I've lost my job more than a year ago....  Read more

CANDYDM

Happy Pancake Day!
2/12/2013 8:29:31 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm not sure how widely Pancake Day is celebrated - certainly not here in Belgium. Last weekend saw the local carnivals take place, we missed...  Read more

DAWN14163

Grumpy Old Woman
2/11/2013 10:59:32 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Daughter is home from her hospital stay and has cabin fever. It's snowing outside and reeeaaaally cold, so I didn't want her to go out in it until she...  Read more

DAWN14163

Comfort eating
2/10/2013 3:08:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's been quite a week. I had a call from my daughter's basketball coach last weekend, whilst she was away for a tournament in Luxembourg, to say she...  Read more

DAWN14163

Feb-raaaaaargh-ary
2/2/2013 7:22:23 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Time to get back to it. I have bunkered down for the month of January, I'm not a fan of being cold at the best of times - and the dark, wet days of Ja...  Read more

DAWN14163

Attempted mugging
1/31/2013 7:09:55 AM,  12 COMMENTS

My son, who is at uni in London, casually mentioned on skype yesterday that he'd been attacked whist walking home from lectures the day before. Close...  Read more

DAWN14163

It's not about being bad.....
1/28/2013 3:19:56 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I am a member of an online virtual running club on which I run the weight loss group. There are about 60 members of the group, all ages and sizes, all...  Read more

DAWN14163

Snow, snow, go away!
1/25/2013 2:37:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"Up in the morning's no for me, Up in the morning early; When a' the hills are covered wi' snaw, I'm sure it's winter fairly" A...  Read more

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