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Day 86 Accountability

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes recumbent bike, 15 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1798.
emoticon3 - Water - 9 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 9pm. I have to study for my real estate broker's exam that I am taking on Saturday morning.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - done & filed! And my refund is now in my savings account! And burning a hole in my pocket to buy that Prius!
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. Lose 5 pounds by Easter so that I'll weigh what my driver's license says that I weigh.
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 3/31/2012 12:43AM

    Hey Nancy! I'm still here, still trying to catch up with all the blogs!! Gosh, the accountability crowd sure is growing!! I just read your last 7 blogs and was about to leave a comment on each one of them, until I saw how well you did all week long! Your consistency is admirable! Except for one cashew incident and some short nights, you did awesome!!
Did you make your decision about the Prius? What a fun decision you have to make! Having no car payment is great for sure, on the other hand the gas price is making me nauseaus! I understand your confusion!
I'm so proud of you for being so dedicated to your goals day after day! You inspire me to continue and climb each step one day at the time until I reach the top (great cartoon BTW!)
Congrats on this week's loss also!
Okay now I'm done!!
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JOYINKY 3/30/2012 9:59AM

    Great day! I wish you well on the Realtor adventure!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 3/30/2012 9:20AM

    Very nice! Hope you pass your exam with flying colors. We relisted our house yesterday. We'll see what happens. I'll be thinking of you. Go get 'em!!! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 3/29/2012 11:51PM

    Good luck on your real estate exam. You'll do emoticon! -- Lou

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/29/2012 10:50PM

    not only is she a librarian, vertical fitness guru, and storm chaser. Now Nan is adding Realtor to her list. WooHoo! are you going to start doing that? or just learing to have something to do? i'll be you would be great as a realtor! I'll be thinking about you as you test. keep the $$, buy yourself some little trinket and save the rest!

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THINGETTINOUT 3/29/2012 10:02PM

    Day in day out you continue to inspire me with your efforts. emoticon

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Day 85 Accountability

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30+ minutes walking around looking at cars.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1611.
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 11pm.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - done & filed! And my refund is now in my savings account!
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 so that I'll weigh what my driver's license says that I weigh.
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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JANETRIS 3/29/2012 3:38PM

    Nancy...pull the trigger....buy the car...you know you wanna! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 3/29/2012 9:23AM

    You're too funny! Stop looking and just do it!!!! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/29/2012 7:51AM

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/29/2012 12:57AM

    STOP IT! ! emoticon
you are going to drive yourself nuts over that new car! my money is burning a hole in your pocket.

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Day 84 Accountability

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday --



Love this cartoon! I'd like to think that I'm on the top step most days!

I test drove a Prius this evening and fell in love with it! I can't decide if I want to buy a new, energy efficient, 50mpg car now, or continue to put money into repairs on my 8-year-old Malibu Maxx that gets about 20mpg. No car payments on the Maxx. The Prius will have a $350/month payment but will save me about $150/month in gasoline expense. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes stretching/physical therapy exercises.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1443.
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 11pm.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - done & filed! And my refund is now in my savings account!
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 so that I'll weigh what my driver's license says that I weigh.
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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SIMPLE_TAILOR 4/17/2012 9:59AM

    That's a tough choice that I don't envy.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 3/28/2012 9:22AM

    I say buy the Prius. You'll love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll also love the savings in the long run...even after the car payments are gone. emoticon Off to work you go!

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JOYINKY 3/28/2012 7:13AM

    I love not having a car payment too! I'd start banking the $200 a month until you make your decision. Consider how many miles are on your present car and how much you anticipate repairs may come to. Rarely more than one or two car payments, I'm betting. My car is 9 years old but low milage, haven't quite hit 60,000; well maintained it will last me a while yet. On the other hand, if money is not a concern; go for it!

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THINGETTINOUT 3/28/2012 5:28AM

    Great day you had. In Canada we pay between 5 & 6 per gallon for gas and it is going to go higher. We also live in the country . Our car is only a year old but the next one is going to be electric I hope.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/28/2012 12:23AM

    on the other hand, you are saving 200 bucks a month by staying in the dark about the prius! how far is it to work? maybe you can ride your bike? i love having no car payment.

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Day 83 Accountability

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - swimming class got canceled tonight due to a chlorine problem in the pool. So, I went to physical therapy and did 30 minutes of exercises there and well as got a 30 minute massage. I won a Spark exercise DVD as a bonus spin today, so in the future, when my regularly planned exercise doesn't pan out, I can use the Spark DVD!
emoticon2 - Calories - 1665.
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - done & filed! And my refund is now in my savings account!
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. Lose 5 pounds by Easter so that I'll weigh what my driver's license says that I weigh.
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:

LUCKYDOGFARM 3/28/2012 12:25AM

    which dvd did you win? did you get your mri results back? i havent seen anything about them, but then i have been mia a bit.

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JANETRIS 3/27/2012 6:03PM

    Make sure to let us know how that DVD is! You had another great day as usual! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 3/27/2012 9:21AM

    Nice! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/27/2012 7:19AM

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THINGETTINOUT 3/27/2012 6:25AM

    Look at you with all the "goal met" thingy's. Well done Nancy.

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Day 82 Accountability

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest. I thought we were going to get out for a bike ride, but basketball games and studying took precedent.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1642.
emoticon3 - Water - 8 cups.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
emoticon6 - Tax prep - done & filed! And my refund is now in my savings account!
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 so that I'll weigh what my driver's license says that I weigh.
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:

LUCKYDOGFARM 3/28/2012 12:26AM

    every time i see that tax refund status on there i just think, ya, from my pocket to yours! Bwahahaha!! i am glad to know that someone got "my"money!

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JANETRIS 3/26/2012 6:45PM

    I've noticed you have really been working on the sleep...good for you! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/26/2012 11:24AM

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1HOTMAMA2BE 3/26/2012 9:18AM

    Congrats on the 8 hours of sleep. I was glad to see it. Don't you love the $$$ in the savings account? Yeah! Have a great week!

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THINGETTINOUT 3/26/2012 6:48AM

    Good one Nancy. Tell me . Do you plan your meals each day. I have a hard time reacing my calories.

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