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Day 57 Accountability - Leap Day

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday --

The extra day this month gave me some time to think about what I wanted to do with my March goals. What I've been doing is working - except for the sleep thing. I've realized that the # of hours that I sleep is directly proportional to how late I Spark. So, I've added a new accountability for March - an 11pm Spark curfew! That's it, 11pm, and I'm off the Internet superhighway. If you see me Sparking, I give you permission to call me out on it!

emoticon1 - Exercise - 50 minutes swimming. Boy, are my legs sore from learning the breast stroke! Who knew swimming was such a workout!
emoticon2 - Calories - 1633.
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1.5 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon6 - Blog


March 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I'm training for a triathlon sprint. I did something to my knee (perhaps torn cartilage), so I'm not able to run right now. My knee swells anytime I do something that is high impact. So, in March, I will swim, use the elliptical machine, walk, or bike as the weather permits.
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 - Stop Sparking by 11pm. (The # of hours that I sleep is directly proportional to how late I Spark. I'm going to be accountable to this Spark curfew.)
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog.

  
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JANETRIS 3/1/2012 4:15PM

    I am with you on the time spent sparking! I need to cut back also! WTG with the new goal....Jane

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FITNESSMONSTER8 3/1/2012 2:09PM

    Great goals for March! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/1/2012 11:24AM

    Nancy, Lou's right. Your dedication and perseverance is such a great example! And Nancy, thanks for being my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 2/29/2012 11:38PM

    Nancy, I admire your dedication. It is inspiring. Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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FREDANN 2/29/2012 9:15PM

    So funny, because all day today I was thinking that I have to start being more disciplined and decided to set a 10:30 curfew for myself!! I'm going to blog about that too! You and I really are on the same page!! Accountability rocks!!
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JOYINKY 2/29/2012 8:10PM

    Yes, that spark time is hard to control. I keep trying to get off by 10 a.m. but I rarely make it unless I'm going somewhere in the morning.
You've had a great month!!

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Day 56 Accountability

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday --


emoticon1 - Exercise - 60 minutes of dry land cross training. My knee gave me trouble all day after that. I'm still wondering if I'm going to be able to do a triathlon. Maybe I need to rest the knee more than a week.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2106. I ate catered lunch while in a training session at work and pizza for dinner tonight. Not the best dinner choice after a high carb lunch, but it was good! Back on track tomorrow.
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 4.5 hours. To get more sleep, I'm going to have to cut back on my Sparking. That's what keeps me up late.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 3 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. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint.)
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 2/29/2012 9:23PM

    Don't you start doubting your ability to do a triathlon! Train smart, and like Jane wrote, baby your knee! The body also needs plenty of sleep in order to heal well, so don't overlook that. You've been training SO hard, and sleeping SO little! See if your knee starts feeling better after a couple of days with an early curfew! You might be surprised!
Continue to dream big, you can do it!
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JANETRIS 2/29/2012 9:20AM

    Be careful with that knee. I discovered mine when I did Jillian's ripped in 30. Didn't have too many issues until I started some the exercises. Now I baby my knees and do it like a 51 year old should...LOL! Take care, and enjoy your extra day! emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/28/2012 10:58PM

    emoticon emoticon
I'll sleep if you do....

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JOYINKY 2/28/2012 10:53PM

    Things are going well. Now, get some emoticon

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Day 55 Accountability

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday --


emoticon1 - Exercise - 40 minutes learning and practicing the breast stroke. I am NOT a natural swimmer!
emoticon2 - Calories - 1732.
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 4 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. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint.)
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 2/29/2012 9:24PM

    You may not be a natural swimmer but you sure are full of determination! Congrats on meeting all your goals!
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JANETRIS 2/28/2012 5:20PM

    Nancy...you are a well oiled machine....making it happen! NICE!!!

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JOYINKY 2/28/2012 1:54PM

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Day 53 & 54 Accountability

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Planned day of rest.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1580
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon6 - Blog

Sunday --

emoticon1 - Planned day of rest.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2059. Snacked on raw cashews. High in calories and fat.
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 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. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint.)
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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JANETRIS 2/27/2012 8:12PM

    Nice job on the sleep! I bet you felt like a new woman!

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WUAKOS 2/27/2012 11:25AM

  What kind of vegetables and how do you eat them I have a hard filling my quota.

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FREDANN 2/27/2012 7:43AM

    You had a great weekend!! Well done! emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/27/2012 7:35AM

    Great weekend! Yep, those nuts can get you! Especially if they are sitting out. I keep mine in the refrigerator. I keep a mix of almonds and walnuts that are an important part of my diet but I have a handful and it's enough. If they were sitting out, I'd fall into grazing on them. Which is fine as long as it's not mindless; and your snacking is not! WTG!

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Day 52 Accountability & Weigh-in

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday --

Weigh in day for my Spark Team. I'm down 1 pound from last week. Had it not been for the trail mix episode last night, it might have been more. I'm grateful for the 1 pound.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minutes on elliptical, 40 minutes upper body circuit training, 15 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2340. We went to the VFW fish fry for dinner. I ate french fries, fried cod, an oatmeal raisin & a chocolate chip cookie - which put me over for calories, fat, and salt for the day. They did have a baked fish option, which I also had some of, but that fried cod was sooooo good! Ooops, forgot that I had a Cosmo, had to add 300 more calories to the day! That's why I don't usually drink. I'd rather eat my calories!
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours.
emoticon5 - Freggies - 1 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. I'll take up biking in the spring. (I'm training for a triathlon sprint.)
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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JANETRIS 2/26/2012 3:17PM

    Nice job Nancy! Down one more pound....amazing! I attribute my weight loss to the blog for sure. I thought about being accountable and said it out loud to many as I passed up on treats that were offered to me...they thought I was nuts! I agree with you that I would rather eat calories than drink them...you have a great week!...Jane

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IUHRYTR 2/25/2012 10:38PM

    Ooh, fish fry. Haven't been to one of those in years. Good going hanging in there, making every day as positive as you can. -- Lou

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FREDANN 2/25/2012 10:30PM

    Fried cod, yumm!!
Glad you enjoyed it!!
I agree, 52 days of accountability is amazing! It's addictive isn't it?! You're doing great!!
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JOYINKY 2/25/2012 3:34PM

    Has it been 52 days already?! That's even hard for me to believe! Congratulations, I really admire your consistency! Accountability is definitely working for you! WTG!

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