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  • 1st June 1974

    6/1/2014 6:27:11 AM, by DAWN14163

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

  • Fitbit first impressions

    5/28/2014 11:48:26 AM, by DAWN14163

    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 ... Read more

  • Sunday cycling

    5/18/2014 3:31:29 PM, by DAWN14163

    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 ca... Read more

  • Sad times

    5/14/2014 12:15:34 PM, by DAWN14163

    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 es... Read more

  • Quick Catch Up

    5/13/2014 8:12:04 AM, by DAWN14163

    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 t... Read more

  • Back in the room :-)

    5/12/2014 4:24:37 AM, by DAWN14163

    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 ... Read more

  • Looking Forward

    1/21/2014 1:11:33 PM, by DAWN14163

    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 i... Read more

  • 3,2,1 .... and off we go START

    10/14/2013 5:15:22 AM, by BETTYBELGIUM

    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... Read more

  • The heavy weight of grief

    10/9/2013 3:31:39 AM, by DAWN14163

    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'... Read more

  • Enough sitting around feeling sad.

    9/4/2013 6:34:48 AM, by DAWN14163

    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,... Read more

  • Silent Killer :-(

    8/21/2013 2:10:20 PM, by DAWN14163

    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. ... Read more

  • So sleepy... and hungry?

    6/18/2013 5:50:02 AM, by PIERRE_DE_LUNE

    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 slugg... Read more

  • So much had changed

    6/17/2013 4:50:32 AM, by PIERRE_DE_LUNE

    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. ... Read more

  • Hello friends!

    6/3/2013 2:37:02 PM, by DAWN14163

    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 a... Read more

  • The Rat is back

    5/17/2013 8:03:22 AM, by SANDYJGRANT

    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 ... Read more

  • May holidays

    5/6/2013 2:14:57 PM, by DAWN14163

    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 pre... Read more

  • Back in the room...

    5/5/2013 2:52:08 PM, by DAWN14163

    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... Read more

  • Not so sure about all this love

    4/18/2013 11:18:40 AM, by SANDYJGRANT

    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 da... Read more

  • Why I like the FoodTracker

    4/18/2013 10:29:25 AM, by SANDYJGRANT

    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 ... Read more

  • Day 6 and my first compliment

    4/11/2013 7:42:06 AM, by SANDYJGRANT

    '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... Read more

  • 1-D Fun

    4/5/2013 10:14:56 AM, by DAWN14163

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

  • The Perils of Alcohol - Part Deux

    4/1/2013 11:32:42 AM, by DAWN14163

    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 ... Read more

  • Dumped on again

    3/24/2013 9:24:49 AM, by DAWN14163

    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... Read more

  • Spring is in the air!

    3/21/2013 5:45:53 AM, by DAWN14163

    Spring is in the air, though ... Read more

  • 1st day of spring......

    3/20/2013 9:56:02 AM, by DAWN14163

    ......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 g... Read more

  • The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

    3/12/2013 12:06:28 PM, by DAWN14163

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

  • A much needed long one!

    3/3/2013 2:33:16 PM, by DAWN14163

    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. ... Read more

  • Walking in a Winter Wonderland

    2/24/2013 10:59:48 AM, by DAWN14163

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

  • #4 - The One That Nearly Didn't Happen

    2/22/2013 11:13:34 AM, by DAWN14163

    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, a... Read more

  • #3 and the Old Folk's Home

    2/21/2013 2:10:01 PM, by DAWN14163

    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 b... Read more

  • At it again! Training run #2

    2/18/2013 7:29:14 AM, by DAWN14163

    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

  • HM training kicks off

    2/17/2013 12:03:55 PM, by DAWN14163

    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 ... Read more

  • February - month of changes

    2/14/2013 5:40:27 AM, by CANDYDM

    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... Read more

  • Happy Pancake Day!

    2/12/2013 8:29:31 AM, by DAWN14163

    I'm not sure how widely Pancake Day is celebrated - certainly not here in... Read more

  • Grumpy Old Woman

    2/11/2013 10:59:32 AM, by DAWN14163

    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 unti... Read more

  • Comfort eating

    2/10/2013 3:08:17 PM, by DAWN14163

    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... Read more

  • Feb-raaaaaargh-ary

    2/2/2013 7:22:23 AM, by DAWN14163

    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 ... Read more

  • Attempted mugging

    1/31/2013 7:09:55 AM, by DAWN14163

    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. C... Read more

  • It's not about being bad.....

    1/28/2013 3:19:56 AM, by DAWN14163

    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... Read more

  • Snow, snow, go away!

    1/25/2013 2:37:38 PM, by DAWN14163

    "Up in the morning's no for me, Up in the morning early; When a' the h... Read more

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