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Day 33 Accountability

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sunday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30-minute walk with the dogs.
emoticon emoticon2 - Calories - 2249. Attended a Super Bowl party. Did my best at making sensible choices -- turkey instead of bratwurst; veggies instead of chips. I'm guesstimating my calories today, since I don't know what was in some of the recipes. I ate some rich dips with those veggies and enjoyed desserts.
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies.
emoticon6 - Blog


February 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, alternating each day between running and cross-training. February, I will continue swimming and doing the dry land Olympic/Master swimmers aerobic conditioning circuit that I started last week. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint, which is shorter distances than a typical triathlon.)
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.

  
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CLWALDRO 2/7/2012 6:51AM

    Great job with setting realistic goals as you train for the triathlon. I am glad you made the best choices possible at the super bowl party and still had fun emoticon

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FRAN0426 2/6/2012 11:59PM

    WE all need to treat ourselves to goodies sometimes or we would lose interest in watching 99% of the time.Onr day of indulgence shouldn't ruin the week.

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JOYINKY 2/6/2012 8:38AM

    Looks like a great day to me! I hope you enjoyed the party; I think you did great there and it wasn't "mindless" "I'll start tomorrow" attitude! It was " I can enjoy today in a healthier way". WTG!

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FREDANN 2/5/2012 11:39PM

    You're awesome! I'm like you, I track the best I can, no matter what! At this point I prefer to know how many calories I'm taking in, whether the count is too high or not. I learn a lot this way.
And the fun thing with the super bowl is that it doesn't happen everyday! Did you have fun today? That's all that matters really!
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Day 32 Accountability

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest, but I ran 4 miles in 45 minutes to make up for my unplanned day of rest on Friday.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1995. I'm totally guessing at calories for Saturday. We ate out. The restaurant doesn't have a nutrition menu. I tried to guess high rather than low. I burned 480 calories in my run today, so I'm OK with being over a little bit.
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 2.5 veggies. Ooops, didn't realize I was that low on veggies! No wonder the calories were high today.
emoticon6 - Blog


February 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, alternating each day between running and cross-training. February, I will continue swimming and doing the dry land Olympic/Master swimmers aerobic conditioning circuit that I started last week. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint, which is shorter distances than a typical triathlon.)
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.

  
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FREDANN 2/5/2012 6:24PM

    8 hours of sleep and a nice run! Looks like a successful day to me!! Great job!!

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JOYINKY 2/5/2012 2:18PM

    Wow! I really LIKE that 8 hours of sleep! Can't believe it's day 32 already! You are doing so great!

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Day 31 Accountability

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Friday --

Friday is weigh-in day for my Spark team. I weighed in at 156.2 - I think that's 5 pounds gone since I started this accoutability blog 31 days ago. WOOT!

emoticon1 - Exercise - unplanned day of rest, but I'll make up for it this weekend. I usually don't plan exercise on the weekends. I exercised 165 minutes on Thursday, and I was just too spent to get up early Friday morning and do it again, I did participate in the team's push-up challenge on Friday. I completed 30 girlie push-ups in 2 minutes!
emoticon2 - Calories - 1831. That extra fruit put me over, but that's OK. It wasn't junk calories.
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 5 veggies.
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February 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, alternating each day between running and cross-training. February, I will continue swimming and doing the dry land Olympic/Master swimmers aerobic conditioning circuit that I started last week. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint, which is shorter distances than a typical triathlon.)
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.

  
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JOYINKY 2/4/2012 5:58PM

    Accountability is working for you! Glad to see "sleep" doing better! Congratulations on shedding the 5 pounds!

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FREDANN 2/4/2012 5:27PM

    Whoa!! 5 lbs in 31 days, that's what I call SUCCESS!!!! You are doing so well, and you know, you too deserved that day of rest yesterday! I'm so not worried about you, you're going to make it up like no one else!!
Remember to get some good sleep too!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/4/2012 3:26PM

    Hurray!!!! We are the EXACT same WEIGHT! We're rocking the healthy world, aren't we!? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANETRIS 2/4/2012 2:03PM

    Such great progress. I'm jealous a little bit here, but I know you work full-time and have really made an effort to do this. Your 5 pound progress is outstanding! emoticon emoticonI'm am so happy for you!!

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Day 30 Accountability

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Thursday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 75 minutes dryland cross training with Master/Olympic swimmers, 90 minute Pilates/dance class.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1557.
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 4.5 hours. (Going the wrong direction!)
emoticon5 - Freggies - 0 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon6 - Blog


February 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, alternating each day between running and cross-training. February, I will continue swimming and doing the dry land Olympic/Master swimmers aerobic conditioning circuit that I started last week. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint, which is shorter distances than a typical triathlon.)
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.

  
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SUZANNE0606 2/4/2012 12:31AM

    Great goals!

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JANETRIS 2/3/2012 4:36PM

    Nice work making that scale move! emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/3/2012 12:29PM

    You are doing so great; but I agree. Not getting your sleep can sabotage your other efforts. Hope you sleep well tonight. Hugs.

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FREDANN 2/2/2012 10:48PM

    Darling, you are going to have to sleep more than that if you're going to workout so much. I'm so proud of you for what you're doing, but be careful not to burn out! You need and deserve a good night sleep every night!
Congrats on your awesome workouts!
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Day 29 Accountability - Heart Health Month

Thursday, February 02, 2012

February is heart health month. Since my mother died of a heart attack, and my father has heart disease and has had a stroke, my focus this month will be on strengthening my heart by continuing my cardio workouts and healthy eating.

Friday is my typical weigh in day, so I don't have final-final figures for January, but I did step on the scale this morning, I started my daily blog accountability at 161.4 pounds. Today, I weighed 156.6 pounds for a total loss over the last 29 days of 4.8 pounds.

My January goals worked really well for me, so I'm going to stick with them for February. The one that I most often missed was getting 6+ hours of sleep. I will work harder to reach that one daily. My goal is to lose 4 more pounds in February by doing the following --

February 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, alternating each day between running and cross-training. February, I will continue swimming and doing the dry land Olympic/Master swimmers aerobic conditioning circuit that I started last week. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint, which is shorter distances than a typical triathlon.)
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.

Wednesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minutes swimming, 15 minutes walking the dogs.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1766.
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon6 - Blog

  
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WUAKOS 2/2/2012 8:47PM

  Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/2/2012 2:23PM

    Hurray! You're celebrating the month the best way there is! emoticon

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FREDANN 2/2/2012 8:53AM

    Wonderful! Strenghtening your heart is a wonderful goal, for anyone! I love that you are so specific and determined! And I love that we can support each other through our accountability journeys! Great job on the weight loss! I'm sure tomorrow's weigh in will be good as well!
Have a fabulous day my friend!
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JOYINKY 2/2/2012 7:43AM

    Yes, if it's not broke . . . !

One of the reasons I don't post goals is that the program posted on my page has worked well for me for some time now. It's that "lifestyle change" thing.

You are doing emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/2/2012 2:23AM

    Good for you. I agree, keep with the program if it is working. emoticon

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