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Day 94 Accountability and Weigh-in Day

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Friday --

Today was weigh-in day with my team. I lost another pound since last week. Total for the last 4 weeks was 4.6 pounds. I also lost 1/2" off my waist, hips, and thighs and 1/4" off my arm measurement in the last 4 weeks. My goal was to weigh my driver's license (150) by Easter. I'm still 0.8 pounds from that goal. Next goal is 145 pounds by May 31 and then to maintain that weight.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes on recumbent bike, 15 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 6.82 miles today, 30.05 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2060. I had a fish dinner at Boston Market and ordered sweet potato casserole as one of my sides. It had 466 calories and 77 grams of carbs! YIKES! It pays to ask for the nutrition menu in advance instead of finding that out when I'm recording my food.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - I can't remember, I know it was late - maybe even after midnight.!
emoticon6 - Freggies - 3 fruit, 5 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - We read the Passion of Christ according to John in church tonight. Then we had veneration of the cross - a very moving ceremony where we get to kneel at the foot of the cross re-enacting those who didn't flee during Jesus' crucifixion.


NEW MONTH, NEW GOALS! The old ones are working really well, so i'm just tweaking them. Following my buddy, ThinGettinOut's lead, I removed water as a goal, since I almost never miss that one.

April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early April.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
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FREDANN 4/9/2012 11:40PM

    Fantastic! Congrats on your weight loss and new measurements! You are so close to your final goal it's not even funny! I'll be cheering you on May 31st as you reach your final destination!
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JANETRIS 4/8/2012 4:59PM

    Hey skinny MINNIE!! You are really rocking out the weight loss! Nice work for you! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/7/2012 10:25PM

    Congratulations on your weight and inches lost! that is awsome. Soul Food sounds very nice. i love the thiings at church that "require" participation. the re-enactments, etc. they are very humbling.

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MSANITAL 4/7/2012 3:47PM

    Nancy way to go on the weight loss. You are rocking..

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JOYINKY 4/7/2012 9:07AM

    I didn't know you could ask for a "nutrition menu"! When I know where I'm going I try to look it up online first. A lot of the time I think their calorie counts are low for the portion size actually served.
You are doing great! You will make your ultimate goal. Accountability is working for you!

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Day 93 Accountability

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Thursday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes on recumbent bike, 15 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 5.36 miles today, 23.23 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1577.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - midnight - ooops!
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - John 13:1-15. Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. Then he tells them, "I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." In church tonight, we re-enacted the foot washing from the last supper. Harry and I washed each other's feet. Very humbling.

I saw my orthopedic doctor this evening. The good news is, I don't have torn cartilage and won't need surgery at this time. The bad news is, what little cartilage I have left in that knee is shredded, my knee cap is bone on bone to the femur, and I have a Baker's cyst on the back of my knee.

My running days are over, but I can still bike, swim, and walk! The doc is sending me for 4 weeks of physical therapy 3 times/week, then I will see him again. If I don't have some relief at that time, he gave me a pamphlet to read on gel injections and said that could be the next step. He said that PT is usually pretty helpful in situations like mine.

I have decided not to participate in the triathlon in June. I'll continue working out, but at a lesser intensity while I'm in physical therapy. There are a couple of tris in August. I'll see how things are going then. The doc said I can walk the run part of it. I'll have to live vicariously through you other runners!


NEW MONTH, NEW GOALS! The old ones are working really well, so i'm just tweaking them. Following my buddy, ThinGettinOut's lead, I removed water as a goal, since I almost never miss that one.

April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early AprilI.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
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JANETRIS 4/8/2012 5:01PM

    So sorry for the knee issues. It's nice to know there are alternatives to try before surgery. I hope they work for you!

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JOYINKY 4/6/2012 1:01PM

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FREDANN 4/6/2012 11:24AM

    You're doing great, Nancy!! You're biking a lot, eating reasonnably and even sleeping!! It sounds like you're in touch with your body! One day at the time my dear, you're a winner!!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/6/2012 9:40AM

    You're an amazing woman. God bless you. emoticon

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THINGETTINOUT 4/6/2012 5:10AM

    You amaze me Lady. That knee has to hurt and yet you go out everyday and make it happen. You are a real example of what we can do if we only set our minds to the task. emoticon

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DARINGR8LY 4/6/2012 12:25AM

    emoticon I could use a rub on my feet. Great blog today. emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/5/2012 11:55PM

    I love that you and Harry washed each others feet. it is a very humbling experience!

You are doing great on your milage. hey, tomorrow you find out about the mri, right? I'll be praying for all good stuff!!

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Day 92 Accountability

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wednesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - unplanned rest day. The Fitness Center was closed due to spring break. I did a lot of walking while shopping to count for 30 minutes, though!
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 17.87 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1842. Put some raw cashews and sunflower seeds on my salad. That put me over slightly.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10:15pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - Matthew 26:14-25. Judas agrees to hand Jesus over for 30 pieces of silver. While this is a very sad moment in Jesus' life, it is the greatest gift God could ever give. Jesus' death has brought me life.

NEW MONTH, NEW GOALS! The old ones are working really well, so i'm just tweaking them. Following my buddy, ThinGettinOut's lead, I removed water as a goal, since I almost never miss that one.

April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early AprilI.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
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JANETRIS 4/8/2012 5:04PM

    Way to find plan B for fitness. I love nuts too. It's kinda hard for me to draw the line with them. They are so yummy! emoticon

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DARINGR8LY 4/5/2012 11:20PM

    Cashews and sunflower seeds sound yummy. I just recently discovered myself how tasty sunflower seeds are on a salad. Great choice even if it tipped you over your calorie goal.

You are doing amazing in your goals. Keep up living a healthy life.

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FREDANN 4/5/2012 10:52PM

    Oh! Cashews and sunflower seeds on a salad, what a delicious idea! With moderation of course! I often add fruits to a tossed salad, but I never think about adding nuts. I'll try to remember that!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/5/2012 9:17AM

    Shoppping? Nice! The sunflower seeds sound delish on the salad. Yummo! emoticon

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JOYINKY 4/5/2012 8:16AM

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JANETSDESTINY 4/5/2012 6:57AM

  It's a new season, it's a new day and am in it to win it! Praise my God and my Savior JESUS CHRIST, WE WIN!!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/5/2012 1:04AM

    Hey Nan!
I love you Soul Food! wish i had thought of that line! you know, i always feel so bad for Judas doing what he did, i wonder if he will be forgiven? SOMEBODY had to do it. but then i think of the devil and feel sorry for him too. hmmmmm, food for thought for sure!

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THINGETTINOUT 4/4/2012 11:20PM

    Way to go overcoming the close of the gym and getting in some fit minutes.

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Day 91 Accountability

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tuesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 25 minutes elliptical, 5 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 2.62 miles today, 17.87 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1535.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 11:45pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - John 13:21 - 38. Jesus identifies Judas as his betrayer and tells Peter that he will deny him three times. Jesus puts his total trust in God, and so should I.

NEW MONTH, NEW GOALS! The old ones are working really well, so i'm just tweaking them. Following my buddy, ThinGettinOut's lead, I removed water as a goal, since I almost never miss that one.

April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early AprilI.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JANETRIS 4/8/2012 5:05PM

    Way to go tracking the miles...I need to get caught up for the week!

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FREDANN 4/5/2012 10:49PM

    You are really riding along that bike challenge aren't you?! Great job! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/5/2012 1:05AM

    WooHoo Nan! love the new additions to the goals!

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IUHRYTR 4/4/2012 9:05PM

    Your streak continues. emoticon -- Lou

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/4/2012 9:46AM

    As always, you're doing emoticon!!!!!

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THINGETTINOUT 4/4/2012 6:40AM

    You are really moving along on the 100 mile challenge. Well done.

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QUEENMOXIE 4/4/2012 5:57AM

    Good luck on your goals! ....Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 4/4/2012 12:57AM

    I see you haven't missed a beat while I was gone. Still doing great! WooHoo!

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Day 90 Accountability

Monday, April 02, 2012

Monday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - 100 mile bike challenge - 0 miles today, 12 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1637.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5.5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 11pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - John 12:1-11 Judas is upset with Mary Magdalene for anointing Jesus with a litre of costly perfumed oil - worth 300 days wages. The meditation booklet challenges the reader to think of a way to love extravagantly this week. What does loving extravagantly mean to you?


NEW MONTH, NEW GOALS! The old ones are working really well, so i'm just tweaking them. Following my buddy, ThinGettinOut's lead, I removed water as a goal, since I almost never miss that one.

April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early AprilI.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. I'm being realistic with my schedule. If I find that 100 is pretty easy, then I'll raise it later in the month.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LUCKYDOGFARM 4/5/2012 1:10AM

    "What does loving extravagantly mean to you?" great question! and really, it has nothing to do with money! yay for that. doesnt mean it is free either. Priceless. ya, that is pretty extravagant.

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JANETRIS 4/3/2012 8:11PM

    Nice blog tweaking Nancy! Oh...and your new car sounds great too!

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IUHRYTR 4/3/2012 6:51PM

    Happy to read you're still on track. How's your knee holding up? -- Lou

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MSANITAL 4/3/2012 3:16PM

    woohoo on the bike challenge glad you with us.. keep up the great work


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THINGETTINOUT 4/3/2012 6:37AM

    Good day my friend. You are a leader.

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DARINGR8LY 4/2/2012 11:45PM

    You've got great goals for April. I am especially amazed at your bike riding schedule. Good luck this month! emoticon

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