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Day 62 Accountability

Monday, March 05, 2012

Monday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 50 minutes swimming.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2054. I was hungry after swimming. Munched on some raw cashews. Oops, forgot about the 2 mini cupcakes I ate at lunch.
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6.5 hours. I went to bed in plenty of time to sleep 7 hours last night. After 5 hours, I was wide awake. I stayed in bed and fell back asleep, but maybe my body only needs 5 hours of sleep. I'll keep trying. I have to say I wasn't dragging this afternoon having had the extra sleep.
emoticon5 - Spark/Internet curfew - 10:00pm.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - 6 hours. Had to straighten up my office to find all my tax stuff. I found the bottom of my desk, too!
emoticon7 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon8 - 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. Lose 5 pounds by Easter.
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 - Progress on tax preparation. Goal date to get everything to the accountant is March 19.
7 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
8 - Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog.

  
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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/6/2012 11:23PM

    love that curfew! how is the knee? i sure hope that heals up quickly!
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FREDANN 3/6/2012 9:45PM

    Great job finding the bottom of your desk!! That's quite the mental workout!! Oh! And great job on your others goals too!!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/6/2012 9:54AM

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JANETRIS 3/6/2012 9:33AM

    Great job on the attempt at longer sleep and the spark curfew! Your body has adjusted to 5 hours of sleep. Think like a college student does!

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QUEENMOXIE 3/6/2012 8:16AM

    Wonderful! Good luck and I know you can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/6/2012 7:14AM

    This was a fantastic day! You are doing great!

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Day 61 Accountability

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sunday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1500.
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark/Internet curfew - 10:45.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - 5 hours. Finished Dad's, now on to mine
emoticon7 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon8 - 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. Lose 5 pounds by Easter.
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 - Progress on tax preparation. Goal date to get everything to the accountant is March 19.
7 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
8 - Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog.

  
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FREDANN 3/6/2012 9:46PM

    Fantastic day, you are really rocking your goals day after day!!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/5/2012 11:11PM

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JANETRIS 3/5/2012 1:37PM

    Way to persevere through the knee healing process! You made your adjustments and are doing what you are able. You've gone to plan B and C....NICE! Hope you enjoyed your rest day!...Jane

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/4/2012 11:42PM

    for some reason when you say you are training for a tri, it carrys a lot of authority with it. i am gonna have to adopt that, name it and claim it. put legs to it.

Speaking of legs, i sure hope you knee heals up quickly and never bothers you again!

i love your SparkCurfew. haha.

Sweet Dreams.

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JOYINKY 3/4/2012 11:04PM

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TAICHIDANCER 3/4/2012 9:18PM

    Keep up the great work.


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Day 60 accountability

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Saturday --

My Sweetie is in California visiting his son, so it's giving me plenty of time to work on Dad and my taxes. I'm making progress! It was cloudy, windy, and cold today. When it snowed, the snow went sideways, but no accumulation. Made for a good day to stay in and work on taxes.

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest, but I had 30+ minutes of physical therapy this morning that was not aerobic, but a good stretching/strengthening workout.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1750.
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours plus a nap before 5pm mass.
emoticon5 - Spark/Internet curfew - it was 11:15pm before I got off of Spark.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - 3 hours.
emoticon7 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies.
emoticon8 - 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. Lose 5 pounds by Easter.
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 - Progress on tax preparation. Goal date to get everything to the accountant is March 19.
7 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
8 - Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog.

  
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FREDANN 3/6/2012 9:49PM

    Aaah!! Sideways snow... I know all about that!! We get plenty of that up here in Quebec as well!! I hope your knee is feeling better!
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JOYINKY 3/4/2012 10:44AM

    Another great day! You have to be feeling good about 60 consistent days! WTG!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/4/2012 1:19AM

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Day 59 Accountability & 1st Friday Weigh/Measure Stats

Friday, March 02, 2012

Friday --

Today is first Friday of the month - the day that I weigh and measure. My weight loss over the last 4 weeks was only 0.8 lb, but my body fat is down 1.8%. I lost 1/2" off my hips and 1/4" off my thighs. While my weight loss has slowed down, I am still losing fat. My dress slacks that should come up to my waist are now more like hip-huggers. I am definitely seeing changes in my body even though the scale isn't showing that much change. As I look back on my blogs, I had several days of being over my calorie goal this past month -- fish frys (like tonight), 5-course Valentine dinner, Valentine cookies, desserts while eating out, etc. I also had to cut back on the intensity and frequency of my workouts due to a knee that keeps swelling up. While I'm not disappointed in my results, this is a wake-up call that I can do better at cleaning up my eating while I'm nursing a sore knee. My goal is to lose 5 more pounds by Easter.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minutes on elliptical (caused knee to swell), 25 minutes upper body strength training.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2314. Fish fry, dessert, and Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Eggs contributed to those calories.
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark/Internet curfew - 10:45pm.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - none.
emoticon7 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon8 - 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. Lose 5 pounds by Easter.
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 - Progress on tax preparation. Goal date to get everything to the accountant is March 19.
7 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
8 - Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog.

  
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FREDANN 3/6/2012 9:56PM

    OMG my hubby bought some Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Eggs last week, it's hard to stay away but I'm trying! You're doing great you know that! Just think if it weren't for your daily blog you wouldn't know which areas of your journey you need to work on. You're doing great focusing on non-scale progress as well! I'm so proud of you, you're awesome!
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IUHRYTR 3/3/2012 7:52PM

    That's almost 10 pounds a year. Not shabby. Hope your knee heals quickly. -- Lou

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JANETRIS 3/3/2012 5:26PM

    I think you had great progress! You enjoyed some great dinners and celebrations. You lived life and still manged to make progress! Even though you knee has slowed you down a bit, you still have managed to do what you can. You are setting the pace for us....thanks friend! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/3/2012 9:20AM

    Nancy, Every month that you have a loss is a great month! I'm so glad you are using a tape measure too! Actually, you are eating at maintenance calories and will slowly end up where you should be if your remain ACTIVE. What I used to think is active I've come to realize wasn't . That's why I was struggling with maintenance, again, when I came to SP! Active for me today is 120 "fitness minutes" a day. Walking, hooping, yoga and the gym being my base. Housework and gardening count too. Unfortunately, the calorie needs for women are lower than men and as we get older they go lower still. It's a balancing act. We're in this for life and that means ACTIVITY and 1800-2000 calories a day. You are doing great! Slow and steady wins the race!
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Day 58 Accountability

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Thursday --

After thinking about the March goals I stated in yesterday's blog, I decided I need to add tax preparation as a goal or I will procrastinate til April 16! So, I will add that accountability to the March goals. Most of my tax preparation will have to be on weekends, but I'm going to indicate daily if I've made any progress on it just so that it is front and center in my mind. I am my dad's power of attorney over finances, so I have to prepare his stuff as well as mine for the accountant.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 90 minutes Pilates/dance class.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1587. I chose the air popped popcorn at the church meeting tonight instead of the trail mix. BIG difference in calories and fat!
emoticon3 - Water - 10 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark/Internet curfew - 11:30pm
emoticon6 - Tax prep - did some minimal filing.
emoticon7 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon8 - 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 - Progress on tax preparation. Goal date to get everything to the accountant is March 19.
7 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
8 - Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JANETRIS 3/2/2012 12:14PM

    Nancy...do you count your nap in your sleep time? Just wondering. I opened early yesterday and I took a nap...woo hoo! I still ate more than I would have liked though. Keep up the good work!...Jane

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/2/2012 11:11AM

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FREDANN 3/2/2012 9:41AM

    Awesome, you are spreading your accountability to more than your health journey! It really works for all areas of our lives, doesn't it?! Doing tax preparation is tedious, it's a good idea to add it to your goals!
Great job choosing the popcorn instead of trail mix last night, you are really making it happen!
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JOYINKY 3/2/2012 7:46AM

    You are going to feel so good when you have your tax filing behind you! It's worth the extra push! Got mine filed this week; for the same reasons. I know it nags at me and keeps me from really enjoying the things I WANT to do! Now I'm freer to get into the fun stuff! Gardening beckons, hoops to make, sewing to do, and grandkids albums have to be done by August! Life is good. Hang in there!

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QUEEN_REINA 3/1/2012 11:36PM

    I like planning out my month ahead too, it keeps me honest and ensure the month isn't wasted! Good job!

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IUHRYTR 3/1/2012 11:28PM

    After several years of not doing it, I vow to get tax receipts caught up before the end of April. I've already filed but am tired of spending three or four days getting paperwork in order. you've reminded me I need to get started on this. Good going on staying on track with your training. -- Lou

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