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It's Summer! Flowers, warmth and happiness!
7/25/2014 9:07:59 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It seems to me that people who weigh a "normal" weight say they go up and down maybe 5 or 10 pounds. I wish I could say that about myself, but I go u...  Read more

SHELLYED

stupid bulbs!!
7/22/2014 8:59:38 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Ok .. My blog yesterday talked about the "STUPID BULBS" I have all over one side of my garden. They are called Star of Bethlehem.... well I wish...  Read more

GARDENCHRIS

2nd week
7/22/2014 7:25:09 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am into my 2nd week of working with my exercise coach. Yesterday I did the intermittent fasting again and will do it again today. Last week I...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

My Garden.
7/21/2014 8:05:33 PM,  11 COMMENTS

This has been a bad year for my garden.... With all the rain and then very hot and humid. It was unbearable to be outside. I took off Friday as...  Read more

GARDENCHRIS

Week one with the health coach
7/17/2014 7:48:55 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Okay. First week is complete. Here is what I have accomplished this week. Exercised for a minimum of 1 hour each day (intentional exercise)...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

I need a slap in the face
7/14/2014 10:13:14 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Recently my breathing issues have been getting bad again. Making it hard for to walk up my stairs at home, working out even harder. Instead of deali...  Read more

NOLABUG79

Morning walk turned it morning nightmare
7/7/2014 11:19:27 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Here is the story of why my morning walk turned into a nightmare. I normally take Huck and Luna on a long walk then drop them off and take Gatsby...  Read more

NOLABUG79

New goals
7/4/2014 9:54:14 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I have now met with a health coach. She will meet with me two times each month in person for 1 hour or so and call and e-mail to check in and enc...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Just Weird Stuff
6/30/2014 8:04:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Nursing slight knee pain, I think caused by lack of stability so I wore my Brooks instead of Saucony's and my feet definitely felt more stable. I'm si...  Read more

SHELLYED

Time to get back in the groove
6/30/2014 7:46:43 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am not sure why I do not feel as motivated as I have in the past but the things that used to excite me are no longer working. I met with and filled...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Goals for Today
6/25/2014 1:28:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I haven't done one of these in awhile and I am really floundering. I have gained about 14 lbs back and am at a number I swore I would never see again....  Read more

NEELIXNKES

Me A To Z
6/22/2014 2:02:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I did this for one of my teams so thought I would share. A - Age: 40 B - Bed size: Queen C - Chore you hate: dishes D - Dog's name: N...  Read more

NEELIXNKES

What a wonderful start to the weekend!!
6/22/2014 8:59:54 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Friday night the bank I worked for sponsored an event called moonlight and music for Pioneer Center, a local center who help give jobs and life skills...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Such a great feeling
6/9/2014 7:54:35 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Yesterday I was very nervous. I was attending a graduation with my ex and the extended family. While I have spoken with many of them since the divor...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

So far so good
6/6/2014 7:48:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have successfully stuck to my goals for the last couple of days and it feels great!!! I did have a cocktail last night with my neighbor who is turn...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Sabotage
6/4/2014 7:23:34 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I keep setting daily goals then follow some but not all of them. I am not sure what is going on that I am struggling a bit. I try to sit quietly and...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Feeling MOTIVATED.
6/3/2014 4:30:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm not sure if it's the nicer weather, or the fact that I can't fit into ANY of my pants, but the past two days I have been religious about diet and...  Read more

SOULSISTAHD

Vacations
6/3/2014 1:31:37 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I have been on Vacation for the past week and a half. I usually spend all that time in my garden getting it ready for the summer. This past week...  Read more

GARDENCHRIS

Technical difficulties
6/2/2014 10:50:43 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So for those of you who read my post from yesterday. Here is an update. My cousin emailed me later in the day saying "I have not heard back from...  Read more

NOLABUG79

Why it's hard to like myself
6/1/2014 3:05:44 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I am going to worn you ahead of time. This is going to be a depressing post. But I need to talk about it or my head might explode or my tear ducts....  Read more

NOLABUG79

Saturday
6/1/2014 8:35:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Saturday was such a great day!! Went to walk with a friend who has ALS at an ALS walk in a beautiful park in Wheaton Illinois!! The day was love...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Ughhhh
5/31/2014 8:30:41 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I did not track yesterday. I went out with some friends to a brewery and of course I had a flight of beer. I did do alot of walking but way too...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Day 3
5/29/2014 7:32:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Reflection time: I did well yesterday. No cocktails, tracked all of my food. Stayed in my calorie range. Walked more than 15000 steps. Had m...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Progress?
5/28/2014 7:31:07 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I made goals for this week to get back on track. How did I do on day one? Said NO to the neighborly cocktail!! Help strong with my water wi...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

A New week
5/27/2014 7:55:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

It is a new week. I was not keeping track as I should have this weekend. Although I am teetering in the low 180's, I am determined to get into...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

My trip to Galena
5/24/2014 7:52:19 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Went to Galena Illinois Thursday and Friday with my Mom. We had a great time and saw some awesome sights. Here are a few. This was the Be...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Life is getting in the way
5/19/2014 3:53:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

For the past 3 weeks life has been getting in the way. You know all of those little things that pop up that are so important you don't have time for...  Read more

NOLABUG79

What is my motivation?
5/15/2014 7:54:52 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I just read a blog where a Spark People staff writer was discussing the upcoming birth of his first child and how right now, this child is his motiva...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Mothers Day 2014
5/12/2014 7:41:28 AM,  6 COMMENTS

What a wonderful Day yesterday!! Woke up at 4 a.m. since I was getting picked up by friends to catch a 5:30 train to Chicago for the Susan Komen...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Happy Mothers Day!
5/11/2014 5:18:51 PM,  13 COMMENTS

To all the incredible Women here on Spark! Enjoy your day! Our Children do not care whether we are fat or skinny, short or tall, or any other thi...  Read more

GARDENCHRIS

The little things
5/10/2014 7:56:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Making a roast in the crock pot cleaning the cabinets together feeding all of the calves and pigs being outside together cuddling...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Returning to normal
5/6/2014 1:06:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We brought Huck home a week ago and our lives have been pretty crazy. Luna was very upset at first and was growling, barking and fighting with...  Read more

NOLABUG79

It is a wonderful day!!
5/6/2014 7:37:58 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am grateful for: My family and friends- especially Mom, Dad and daughters A new friend in my life- My Farmer My job That I am l...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Day one
5/2/2014 7:55:18 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I set a goal for May to weigh/measure and stay within my calorie range each day. May 1st- Weighed/measured breakfast lunch- Not dinner ...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Drum roll please...
4/30/2014 10:01:10 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I would like to welcome Huckleberry Schmaranzer (Huck for short) to the family! The second I saw him last night I knew that he was goin...  Read more

NOLABUG79

Possible new fur baby
4/28/2014 10:43:30 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I posted the other day that we were thinking about getting another dog. We have been looking for a while now and we might have a winner. He is a...  Read more

NOLABUG79

First 5k of the season
4/28/2014 7:15:54 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Walk/jogged my first 5k of the season yesterday. Wow am I out of shape for these. I thought I would be fine since I walk the dogs everyday and walk...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

Fun Exercise!! Thank you Jen Haines
4/27/2014 8:01:39 AM,  7 COMMENTS

The workout that gets me excited is: Walking my dogs for miles 2. You'll always find these songs on my playlist: So many songs I just...  Read more

NANCYTUNBERG64

I Want To Run!!!
4/25/2014 10:20:53 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am SO READY to start running again! The temperature in Chicago has warmed up and it is so, so nice to be outside, but for now all I can do is walk...  Read more

SHELLYED

Black Girls Workout 2 Challenge
4/23/2014 8:34:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

BGWT is beginning a new TEAM challenge on May 5, 2014. Does anyone want to form a virtual team? Also I should mention despite what the name might le...  Read more

KANTIS

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