SparkPeople Belgian Team Team Messageboard Team for anyone living in Belgium (Vlamingen, Wallons or ex-pats ... ) SparkPeople Belgian Team Team Messageboard give yourself a pat on the back share what you have done today that made you pride of yourself. <BR> <BR> for example; I craved for a snack. instead I did some crunches and ate a yoghurt with an apple. <BR> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:52:45 EST Hallo van Antwerpen Hi team België! <BR> <BR> My name is Vera, and I just signed up on SparkPeople again... hoping to once again try to make my health a priority and looking for all the help I can get. :) <BR> <BR> I'm an American living with my (new!) Chilean-Belgian husband; ik volge een cursus Nederlands, et je peux parler un peu français, mais très peu. It's a bit difficult adjusting to life so far from home and family, but I'm grateful to be in such a beautiful country and to have the chance to hopef... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:29:39 EST What is motivating you? Share what motivates you on your track to a better lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Or share when you having troubles to stay motivated, maybe the team can help you get back on track. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 05:29:19 EST Food Tracking - Belgian scales Here you can post questions about the American Scales used on this side to track your food. <BR> Also If you made the effort to add a food not listed (or you adjusted the food to Belgian Standards) you can share it here and maybe we can all benefit. <BR> <BR> Listing food consumes some time but it is worthed! Knowing what you eat can help you overcome problems losing weight. And it's especially good to be mindful about what you eat. <BR> <BR> How many of you are using food tracking? Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:09:07 EST Hello from Michigan! Hello Team Belgium! <BR> I currently live in Michigan, but was privileged to live in Belgium (Mons) from 2002-2005 when my husband was stationed at SHAPE. We LOVED our years in Belgium. We miss it and all the wonderful people we met there, and hope to go back for a visit so our daughter can see where she was born. <BR> As for being on Spark People, I am a yo-yo weight gainer. I am currently on my fourth attempt to lose weight. In the past, I always tried Weight Watchers, but have found that i... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:48:26 EST feel the spring! Hey! <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? I feel the spring already in my body. Love it! <BR> What are your actions to get ready for the summer? <BR> <BR> Does anybody feel the need to make a challenge for this team? I, for myself, I sometimes need a group to stay motivated. Let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:22:26 EST kia ora from a kiwi/american Hey everyone! I'm happy there's finally a SparkTeam for Belgium! It looks like the team has been around for a little while now - awesome. <BR> <BR> I'm living in the southern half of Belgium and have been here for 4 years, with at least 2 more years to go. My husband and I do love Belgium in general, and definitely love living in Europe. <BR> <BR> We are *learning* to speak french (and I've forgotten at least 85% of what I learned in 4 years of high school french classes) so it's a challen... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:22:13 EST september 2014 hey <BR> <BR> A new schoolyear has started. I have no kids yet, but for me it does too feel like a new start! <BR> <BR> What brings september for you?? <BR> <BR> For me, there's a lot going on in september.. We have bought a house and in september we have to move out. But there is a lot still to arrange. :-) I really look forward to move in our first own house and build our lives there. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:44:22 EST summer 2014 challenge hey everybody! <BR> <BR> the summerholiday is here and LEASIM1231 and I thougt it would be good to set up a challenge! <BR> <BR> - lose 1/2 pound a week (1/4 kg) or if you're up to it and can set the icecream aside lose 1 pound (1/2 kg). Weigh yourself once a week. <BR> <BR> - measure yourself (thigh, hips, waist) so its not only the scale that tells you how your doing. <BR> <BR> - get a minimum of 2 activities a week outdours. <BR> <BR> share your progress with the group! <BR> <B... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:42:14 EST Wereldbeker Brazili¨2014 hey! <BR> <BR> Who is following the Belgian Red Devils at the worldcup in Brazil? <BR> <BR> What do you think of them? <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:54:08 EST 2014 hey! I'm your new leader for this group! I thought it's sad to see this group being so inactivated! Be free to add me as your sparkfriend or send me some suggestions to keep this belgium group alive! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:41:24 EST Happy New Year Aan allen een heel gelukkig nieuwjaar gewenst ! Mogen al je wensen en dromen uitkomen dit jaar <em>306</em> <BR> To all of you a happy new year ! I hope this year all your wishes and dreams come true ! <em>381</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:22:55 EST Canada is in the house Hi everyone! My name is Sandy and I'm an American-born Canadian (I like to pick and choose depending on the company :)) living in Belgium. I've been here for 16 years and speak French - can muddle through basic written Dutch if it looks enough like English :) It seems there are a lot of people that speak different languages but may be afraid to post anything other than English...not sure why. Whatever keeps you going! So if anyone wants to post in French to me, I will gladly reply - you are r... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 08:42:10 EST 2013 Happy New Year Fellow Belgium Team Members! How are you all doing? <BR> <BR> My 'baby' is 18 months today. I am starting to work again 2 days/week in February. We will see how it works out. Some days I am looking forward to it, but days like today when I feel exhausted, I don't feel motivated to start. <BR> <BR> I lost all my baby weight and reached my goal somewhere in October, but then we went to Israel on vacation, the the cold weather and holidays made it that I gained a bit. I would l... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:04:52 EST Trying new things ... Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I haven't been very active here lately but it would be sad to lose track of this team. So I thought I'd start a new topic. <BR> <BR> Has anyone been trying out new things lately ? I have. I watched a documentary (BBC Horizon) made by Michael Mosley (medical journalist) about new ways to lose weight in a healthy way. He visited a few professors and people who were doing research on the effect of intermittant fasting. I thought it was very interesting, so I trie... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:09:03 EST Zaventem Hi everyone! I'm really excited to find the Belgian team here! I looked 4 years ago (the last time I was active on SP, and I didn't find anyone in the area... ) <BR> <BR> I'm an American living in Zaventem, and I've lived here for 7 years. I work in Leuven. For several years, I had a fitness/gym membership in Leuven, but it was SO expensive.... so now I am trying to get my exercise the old fashioned way.... outside :-) not as easy with the lovely Belgian weather, although this last we... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 07:21:56 EST 2012!! Where's everybody at?? <BR> I'm ready to lose some weight! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2012 21:39:31 EST December Let's try to be good this holiday season and not make extra work for ourselves in 2012. Any healthy holiday recipes to share? Any tips? I created a new team goal to help us try to eat some fruit and veggies instead of only those temping goodies. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:16:30 EST 10 Pounds in 10 Weeks Who would like to join my challenge of losing 10 lbs in 10 weeks? You can pick a weigh-in day and on those days post your weight loss on here. I plan to go back home the end October, so I would like to be able to fit in some of my nice clothes! <BR> <BR> *Check out the team goal for the next few weeks!* <BR> <BR> Aug 20-164.25 <BR> Aug 27-163.362 (not quite a pound, but at least a loss!) <BR> Sep 3 <BR> Sep 10 <BR> Sep 17 <BR> Sep 24 <BR> Oct 1 <BR> Oct 8 <BR> Oct 15 <BR> Oct 23 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 04:24:21 EST August!!! Hello team! How is summer treating everyone? I know it does not seem that we have really had a summer (or it was in April and May, instead of June and July). <BR> <BR> This summer changed my life; I gave birth to our first child on July 23rd. We are still trying to adjust to all the changes! He is very precious! I have only lost half of my pregnancy weight, so I still have some work to do. I plan to get serious when he is 1 month. I am still recovering, so even walking can be challenging at ... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 11:14:44 EST Team meeting! Hey guys! <BR> <BR> Everyone on Spark tells me al these great stories about how they meet with their sparkfriends, exercise together and stuff... <BR> That woul be really cool. <BR> I saw there was already a topic like this but let's start fresh. <BR> Any ideas on how to perform this meeting practically? <BR> <BR> <BR> Magaly Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:25:29 EST Breakfast Hey! <BR> <BR> What do you eat for breakfast? <BR> There was an article on daily spark about high protein breakfasts but again, I think, mostly applies for Americans because of the foods used... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 03:56:20 EST May Goals This month my goals are to complete start, complete and pass the gestion course, get all the info I need to start a business and do all necessary research, to look for a new house, look for a shop location, to workout as much as possible because I am seeing and feeling results, to take care of myself on a weekly basis, to do all the usual housework and cooking and to prepare for my hubby's bday party June 4th. Sounds like a lot but I don't think it'll be that bad <em>334</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 09:48:26 EST Recipes Hey <BR> <BR> I'm a college student so I don't want to spend a lot of money on healthy things. But I've found that the majority of the foodplans here require American products. For example: hummus. Neeeeeeeeeever heard of it, wouldn't know where to get it... <BR> Also a problem, I don't have a lot of kitchen appliances + I have to buy food for one person. I don't want to eat the same each day and I don't want to throw everything away each time. (And I don't have a freezer) <BR> <BR> How do ... Tue, 3 May 2011 05:57:59 EST walking club? Hello all, <BR> I was wondering if somebody is feeling to join a walking club with me? Me myself am from Brussels, but I want to walk all over flanders ( see the marching guide on the Aktivia website)... there are walks, mostly during the week-ends with distances from 6-9-12-15-20- to mostly maximum 25 km. If somebody is interested, scream :-) Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:36:55 EST Easter 2011 Easter is this weekend. What are your plans? <BR> <BR> We're going to Walibi on Saturday, then spending the day with family on Sunday. Is Monday a public holiday in Belgium? Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:30:35 EST April Goals Just for an update on the team, we have about 10 active members. I am trying to come up with ideas to motivate everyone (myself included). One idea I had was to create a thread on here where we could post goals and successes. These don't have to be anything major, but even a daily goal. You can post your goal and come back and say when it is accomplished. <BR> <BR> I would like to suggest that the members becomes sparkfriends with the other members on the team. It is a good way to begin to k... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 07:31:56 EST Co-Leader Hello Belgian Team! <BR> <BR> I would like to see our team become a bit more active, so I applied to be a co-leader (be the change you want to see!). <BR> <BR> I see we have some new members, so maybe those would like to introduce themself? Other members feel free to also come pop in to greet the new ones and give an update on yourself. <BR> <BR> I am 6 month pregnant, but am still active on here trying to keep my weight in check during the pregnancy. <BR> <BR> I live near Gent. I'm an ... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:47:17 EST Hey I'm new and eager to learn more, so i can improve my looks en health. <BR> <BR> Thank you Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:35:26 EST How to create 'good habits' If you have good advice on how to create 'good habits' please let us (me in particular ;o) know ! <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:56:44 EST what does your 'name' on Spark mean ... I realise it's difficult sometimes to find a 'unique' name to use for yourself since there are so many sparkers already but I'm just curious ... where do your 'names' come from, do they mean something special to you ... ? <BR> <BR> Mine is pretty simple, apparently there is only one member named Carla living in Belgium <em>334</em> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 03:37:53 EST Difference in weight during cycle I wonder if there really is a difference in our weight during 'that week of the month'. It might not be that way for every woman. I think I weigh more that week ... maybe I retain more water (like during pregnancy) ? <BR> What is your experience or haven't you ever noticed ? <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Carla Wed, 28 Jul 2010 04:02:25 EST How the heat affects us It's been 'quite' warm lately, and I was wondering how these temperatures affect your work-outs. Do you do the same work-outs as usual or not? Lower intensity or maybe at a different time of day? Or do you change activities entirely? <BR> <BR> I don't tolerate this kind of heat very well myself, I find that I feel even less inclined than usual to go outdoors during the day. My strength training continues as usual (my home gym is in the garage, the coolest place in the house), but I've been a... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 06:24:14 EST Which exercise do you enjoy most ? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Well, it's hard to choose. I love doing Zumba but since I've discovered Wii Fit +, I'm having a blast with it ! There are so many different funny exercises you can do ! <BR> Yesterday I did some Kung Fu, some Yoga, some Hoola Hoops and flew like a chicken ;o))) <BR> The rest of the family enjoy the games/exercises as well and we try to get or stay at the top of the leaderboard of course ! <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Carla Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:48:21 EST Introductions ... Hi there team mates, <BR> <BR> It seems I need to post every now and then to remain team leader ! <BR> <BR> So here I go ... ;o) <BR> <BR> As you can see on my Spark page, I live in Aartselaar, that's south of Antwerp. I have a wonderful husband Eric (together 10 years, married 5 years) and two daughters. Neftis is turning 16 in a few weeks (of my first marriage) and Isis is 7 years old. <BR> I like a lot of things : reading (currently 2nd book of the Inheritance Cycle by Paolini which i... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:41:51 EST