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Day 4 Accountability

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned rest day. Although we did a lot of walking at the mall.
emoticon2 - Calories - over by 229. Handful of cashews did that! Dang.
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours - WOOT!
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies
emoticon6 - Blog

  
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JANETRIS 1/8/2012 1:56PM

    I'm still peaking over your shoulder Nancy....good work! emoticon

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BTRTHANEVA 1/8/2012 1:12PM

    A handful of cashews are good for your heart!!! And you've got a BIG one of those!!! KUDOS to you, Nan!

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JOYINKY 1/8/2012 8:44AM

    That balance between calories and activity is a tough one! You are doing great, but that's the area I'd watch. Nuts are a healthy snack and if your top is 1800 calories and occasional 2000 is not a problem if you keep your activity up. Accountability seems to be working for you. WTG!

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GRITS46 1/8/2012 1:26AM

    Great day for you despite the handful of cashews! I'm thinking the walking and that last glass of water took care of them.

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SUZANNE0606 1/8/2012 12:16AM

    Sleep - I just can't seem to get more than five hours a night!!! So glad you are doing well with your goals. Keep up the good work.

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DARINGR8LY 1/7/2012 11:50PM

    Excellente' You are doing great. That extra walking probably took care of those cashews so you are covered!

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Day 3 Accountability

Friday, January 06, 2012

Friday, January 6 --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minute run on treadmill
emoticon2 - Calories - over by 77. In training session all day. Ate catered food at breakfast and lunch.
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups
emoticon4 - Sleep - I'm going to have to post sleep after the fact rather than predicting it. I thought 6 hours would be easy last night. Not so - stayed up Sparking til midnight. So, only 5 hours of sleep last night.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies
emoticon6 - Blog

  
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MSANITAL 1/7/2012 7:48PM

    way to go Nancy your staying focused and reaching high emoticon emoticon

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JANETRIS 1/7/2012 6:12PM

    Awesome accountability! Keep it up Nancy! Work on that sleep thing...hehehe! emoticon

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FREDANN 1/7/2012 10:52AM

    Well done my friend! Well done!! emoticon

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GRITS46 1/7/2012 10:32AM

    You're tracking really well. Training sessions and catered food can be troublesome, but looks like you didn't do too badly. emoticon

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DARINGR8LY 1/7/2012 1:23AM

    You are getting good and covering your bases. Now for some beauty sleep. You need it for the sexy bod. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/6/2012 10:58PM

    Looks like you're only needing some more sleep! Keep Sparking! emoticon

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JOYINKY 1/6/2012 10:42PM

    Looks like another great day to me! WTG!

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IUHRYTR 1/6/2012 10:39PM

    Another positive day in the books on your way to success. emoticon -- Lou

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Day 2 Accountability

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Thursday, January 5 --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 90 minute Pilates/dance class
emoticon2 - Calories - over by 55
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups
emoticon4 - Sleep - It's 10pm, and I'm heading to bed soon. Should be able to get 6 hours tonight. Wake-up alarm is 5am for the health club.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 2 fruit (Tony, I went to the grocery store and bought some fresh fruit), 7 veggies
emoticon6 - Blog

  
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JANETRIS 1/6/2012 7:24PM

    Looks wonderful! Keep going Nancy....I can't wait to hear of your progress....Jane emoticon emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/6/2012 11:35AM

    You're on a roll! Keep it up!!! emoticon

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FREDANN 1/6/2012 10:34AM

    Great accountability!! You're making it happen like there's no tomorrow!! Great job!
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HEALTHDUDE 1/6/2012 10:07AM

    Ahhhhhh. Now I'll be able to sleep tonight.

Don't worry about the extra 55 cals. It just means 20 minutes on the pole tonight.

Tony

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JOYINKY 1/6/2012 9:16AM

    Wonderful day! Make today great too!

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SUZANNE0606 1/6/2012 1:42AM

    Excellent!!!

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IUHRYTR 1/5/2012 11:41PM

    The 55 over calories were burned off by the exercise so this was a good day and positive habits are created one act, one healthy meal, one exercise, one day at a time. Plus, shivering in the winters of Chicagoland should burn off calories, too, shouldn't it? emoticon -- Lou

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/5/2012 11:24PM

    You are doing emoticon

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Day 1 Accountability

Thursday, January 05, 2012

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Here's my accountability for Wednesday, January 4. I decided to be accountable half-way through the day. I probably wouldn't have done as well as I did if I didn't know I had to blog about it! That's why accountability works for me.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minute run on the treadmill
emoticon2 - Calories - over by 34
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups
emoticon4 - Sleep - Only 5 hours. I set the alarm so that I'd sleep 6 hours, but my internal body clock still woke me up at 5am.
emoticon5 - Freggies - No fruit, but 7 servings of veggies!
emoticon6 - Blog

OK, so I'm 3 out of 6 for the first day! Today is a new day.

  
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WUAKOS 1/8/2012 9:52PM

  Way to go!!!

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CLWALDRO 1/6/2012 4:43AM

    our journey happens one day at a time so keep working daily on your goals and it will get easier to hit them all. emoticon

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JANETRIS 1/5/2012 5:12PM

    Go Nancy....this is an undertaking! But..hey...if you write, I will read and cheer you on! WTG with the daily accountability blog...Jane emoticon

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HEALTHDUDE 1/5/2012 4:22PM

    A blog a day? Are you going to turn into to one of those...., well, you asked for it!

One stinking piece of fruit! You are telling me you couldn't shove a banana in that pie hole of yours today? What-in-the-H-E-double-hockey-stick
s is wrong with you? It's just a piece of fruit for-cry-eye! One orange! They are in season now and cheap! You couldn't just cut up one orange and shove it in your face? What's it going to take to get through to you! Listen....don't let me come back here to find that you haven't eaten any fruit tomorrow...or there will be trouble!!! Ya hear?!!!!! Get with it kiddo. I'll be watching you!

I'm letting you off the hook over the sleep and calorie sh!t for now. Consider yourself lucky.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/5/2012 4:14PM

    Great job! You still woke up with only five hours of sleep? Did you run before you went to bed? I today is going well, too! You're off to a great start!!! emoticon

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LENKA763 1/5/2012 4:11PM

    progress NOT perfection!

you got it!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 1/5/2012 3:40PM

    Way to 'own' your journey, Nan!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/5/2012 3:19PM

    Wow, that's my status right now! Here's to a brand new day! We're on the very same page, sparkfriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

By the way, thanks for being such an encouraging and supportive spark friend! That means so much to me! emoticon

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COOPAH 1/5/2012 10:23AM

    w00t that's great! Putting your trouble spots down on virtual paper is a great tool. I find it makes me want to try harder tomorrow to correct them. MIH

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FREDANN 1/5/2012 10:09AM

    It looks like you had a pretty awesome day!! 34 calories is certainly not going to undo anything you've done so far! Having to write a daily accountability blog works magic for me as well, that's why I decided to make it a permanent goal! Great job today, great accountability, great dedication!!
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JOYINKY 1/5/2012 10:03AM

    This looks like a great day to me! Remember, progress, not perfection. "Ranges" work best for me: 1500-1800 calories a day, 5-9 servings of F &/or V. etc. Blogging for accountability is a great idea! WTG!

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Happy New Year! January 2012 Goals

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Happy New Year, my dear Spark Friends! I hope everyone had a peaceful, restful, and joyful holiday season. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and active New Year!

Spark Sister FREDANN sets daily goals each month and then blogs daily as to whether or not she accomplished them. I've been reading her blogs on a regular basis, and she is having great success. Yes, sometimes it's two steps forward, one step back, but she's always moving forward and I like the progress I am seeing her make. I just might even be jealous of the progress she is making! She has inspired me to put my goals in writing. After all, how can I accomplish something if I don't know what it is that I want?

My overall health goals for 2012 are to participate in a triathlon sprint, and get back down to my December 2010 weight of 145 by December 2012. I signed up for a swimming class to be able to do the swimming portion of the triathlon with some sense of technique other than dog-paddling! I ran my first 5K race last year and took 2nd place in my division. It was a small race, only 300 runners, so perhaps I shouldn't expect to win some bling at every new thing I try. But heck, why not "go for the gold" and see what happens? I just might surprise myself!

I like FREDANN's goals - simple baby steps that I can do and be accountable to daily. I'm revising them slightly to fit my needs. I took out the meditation goal. I know that is something that I would like to do, but I'm going to concentrate on getting the 6+ hours of sleep/night first and then add meditation in a future month.

Here are my January 2012 goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, alternating each day between running and cross-training. January, I'll be swimming. I'll take up biking in the spring.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to no more than 1800 per day.
3 - Drink 8 cups of water each day.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
6 - Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog. (This one is really scary for me! I give you permission to hold my feet to the fire on this one!)

Thanks, FREDANN, for inspiring me with your progress and your daily accountability. How about my other Spark Friends? Care to join FREDANN and me?

  
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FREDANN 1/5/2012 10:15AM

    Darling, I am so glad you were inspired by my blogs! May I say though, that my goals are not much compared to your wanting to do a triathlon!!Pretty impressive, and I cannot wait to read about it when you finish it!
Great job writing your goals, great job being accountable!! Now let's support each other as we meet our goals and get to the finish line!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/4/2012 11:45PM

    That cartoon is great! Great blog, too! emoticon emoticon

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SUZANNE0606 1/4/2012 11:16PM

    Great blog!! I never make new year's resolutions but have often blogged about monthly goals. Thanks for the reminder to blog about my goals again!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/4/2012 5:10PM

    Loved the doctor appointment cartoon. I shared with my FB friends. Some of them just don't get it. They think I'm obsessed with exercise. Ugh. On the other hand, I think you're doing great keeping yourself accountable. Great goals! Triathlon sprint?!?!?!? Wow! My hat off to you girl! That's ambitious! I can't swim, so I doubt I'd do very well. Swimming kind of goes with yoga. My bad. emoticon

I'll be looking for your daily blogs! Great job! emoticon

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COOPAH 1/4/2012 3:45PM

    Awwh cute cartoon lol. Accountability blogs rock and you have some nice goals for 2012. You will rock socks for sure.

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