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Day 111 Accountability

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 50 minutes swimming.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,224. Someone brought leftover Easter candy to work, and it called to me today. Thank you, Joy, for reminding me of my end of May weight loss goal. And thank you, Jane, for sending the evil eye toward the chocolate! I noticed when I left work tonight that it was all gone. I stopped at the store and bought raw veggies tonight. I'm back on track now.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - midnight. Ooops!
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 3 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- John 6:22-29. "Do not work for food that goes bad, but work for food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of man will give you, for on him the Father, God himself, has set his seal."

Wish I would have read this passage when I was pigging out on that leftover Easter candy. Eating soul food (reading scripture) would have been a much healthier choice.


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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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/25/2012 11:13PM

    love the soul food. that was funny because i was thinking the same thing when i read that. Jane has chocolate evil eyes? gonna have to see that!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/24/2012 6:23PM

    emoticon emoticonSparkStalker that's usually quietly reading and not commenting, I don't know why he does that...creepy dude...
You're doing really aweome. I love this organization...it's such an enigma to me... emoticon emoticon

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FREDANN 4/24/2012 9:04AM

    "Do not work for food that goes bad, but work for food that endures for eternal life..." - how true and how appropriate. Thanks for sharing! You are doing great, I just know you'll meet your May goal!
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JOYINKY 4/24/2012 8:00AM

    See you tomorrow. Smiles.

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Day 109 & 110 Accountability

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles on elliptical today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,631.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 9pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - John 6:16-21. The disciples were in a boat going to Capernaum when Jesus came walking across the water. They were afraid, but Jesus said, "It's me. Don't be afraid."

I once heard it said that Jesus told us not to be afraid 366 times in the Bible - once for each day fo the year. Very comforting words to remember.


Sunday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles on elliptical today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,986.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 3 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- 1 John 2:1-5. "My children, I am writing this to prevent you from sinning; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright. He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins, and not only ours, but also those of the whole world."

It's amazing to think that Jesus died not only for believers, but for unbelievers, too.


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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JANETRIS 4/23/2012 9:24PM

    Nancy ...I am also loving your quick soul food bites! Great days for you! emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/23/2012 5:38PM

    AND (Yes, I'm back but too lazy to edit)
I love that you give yourself a "SparkCurfew"...not that I need that either.
(not that I sponge inspiration off of you , no, no, no, no, no...)
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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/23/2012 5:36PM

    I loved the reminder of how many time Jesus says not to be afraid...
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..not that "I" need it...no, no, no, no... emoticon

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JOYINKY 4/23/2012 5:24PM

    Overall looking good but if you're serious about your end of May goal . . . . you might want to tighten up on the calories some. If slow and steady is good enough . . . it is what it is. Hugs.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/22/2012 11:20PM

    did i tell you about the visiting pastor we had last sunday night? he took one little line and turned it into a wonderful sermon. "I go to prepare a place for you." ya, i have heard that verse, read that verse, a gazillion times. but when this guy (Maury Davis) expounded on that, it finally hit me. Jesus didnt make a place for me on September 6, 1960 or even on August 26th, 1986. He did it that Good (GREAT!) Friday over 2000 years ago! he has been waiting for me, my place has been ready FOR ME all these years.
God Is Good! WooHoo!! emoticon

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Day 108 Accountability & Weigh-in

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday --

Today is weigh-in day for my Spark Team. I am down 0.6 pounds. I gained 1.8 pounds last week due to Easter and my birthday, so worked a little of that off. Little by little, we arrive at our goals.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minutes on recumbent; 25 minutes physical therapy and stretching exercises.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 5.45 miles on elliptical today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,170. Someone brought leftover Easter candy to work and I got into it.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 4.5 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - Acts 5:34-42. The apostles are in trouble with the Sanhedrin again. Gamaliel, one of the teachers of the law, was respected by all the people. Rather than have the apostles punished, he said, "What I suggest, therefore, is that you leave these men alone and let them go. If this enterprise, this movement of theirs, is of human origin it will break up of its own accord; but if it does in fact come from God you will be unable to destroy them." Here we are 2,000 years later, and this "movement" still goes on. I guess it does come from God!


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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JANETRIS 4/21/2012 9:43PM

    You are back on a downward roll! Way to stay on track and tackle the holiday. Also way to go with the activity while working through your knee pain!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/20/2012 11:38PM

    Hi Nan! just love that "little movement"! yup, i think it must be a God thing! WooHoo!


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JOYINKY 4/20/2012 11:00PM

    WTG on whittling down that Easter weight by .6 pounds! Slow and steady wins the race.

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FREDANN 4/20/2012 10:50PM

    2170 cals following a 4.5 hour night... I wonder if you see a trend. I know if I don't sleep a lot I have a hard time controlling my food intake the next day. But again, it doesn't take much to make me lose control over food!
Again, just be careful with your sleep... says the girl who should have gone to bed 45 minutes ago!!
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Have a great weekend my friend!
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Day 107 Accountability

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minutes on elliptical; 45 minutes physical therapy and stretching exercises.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 2.45 miles on elliptical today, 57.61 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,549.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 5 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - Acts 5:27-33 -- Those apostles keep getting arrested and warned not to teach about Jesus. This time, Peter says to the Sanhedrin high priest, "Obedience to God comes before obedience to men..." It so infuriated them that they wanted to kill the apostles. Such courage the apostles had, once they were filled with the Holy Spirit. We have that same Spirit within us. Do I act courageous when it comes to my faith?


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 4/20/2012 10:43PM

    Great day Nancy, well done! emoticon

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MSANITAL 4/20/2012 8:31PM

    Sounds to me you got tthis down pat.. keep up the good worrk your an inspiration to us all


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JANETRIS 4/20/2012 9:24AM

    What a great day Nancy! Hope your weekend is too!...Jane

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JOYINKY 4/20/2012 7:48AM

    More Soul Food, this story made me think of your posts:

The Wicker Coal Basket

The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson.
Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible. His grandson who wanted to be just like him tried to imitate him in any way he could..

One day the grandson asked, 'Papa, I try to read the Bible just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book.
What good does reading the Bible do?'
The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and said, 'Take this old wicker coal basket down to the river and bring back a basket of water.'

The boy did as he was told, even though all the water leaked out before he could get back to the house.
The grandfather laughed and said, 'You will
have to move a little faster next time,' and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.
This time the boy ran faster, but again the old wicker
basket was empty before he returned home.
Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was 'impossible to carry water in a basket,' and he went
to get a bucket instead.
The old man said, 'I don't want a bucket of water;
I want a basket of water. You can do this.
You're just not trying hard enough,'
and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got far at all.
The boy scooped the water and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty.
Out of breath, he said, 'See Papa, it's useless!'

'So you think it is useless?' the old man said.
'Look at the basket.'

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time he realized that the basket looked different.
Instead of a dirty old wicker coal basket, it was clean.

'Son, that's what happens when you read the Bible.
You might not understand or remember everything,
but when you read it, it will change you
from the inside out.'

Moral of the wicker basket story:
Take time to read a portion of God's word each day;
it will affect you for good even if you don't retain a word.

Thought for Today:
God's Love is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings
but not its end.

I really like this story because I don't retain things too well
anymore...age may have something to do with it but I figure my brain just gets overloaded!
God isn't concerned about my brain anyway;
He's more concerned about my heart.

You are doing great in every way! WTG!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/19/2012 10:46PM

    looks like you are back on a roll! Yay! is your eye better today? i sure hope so!!

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Day 106 Accountability

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - unplanned rest day. I blew off swim class tonight - well, thought it best for my red and swollen eye not to get in chlorinated water. Not sure what's going on with my eye - it's all blood shot and sore, probably allergies. Problem is, I'm allergic to all the eye drops the doctor has tried on me. I will do some of my physical therapy exercises before going to bed.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 55.16 miles for the month. I gotta get a move on!
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,583.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - John 3:16-21 -- The most famous sports arena bible verse, John 3:16, "For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." I think it is so cool that Tim Tebow put that scripture on his undereye grease mark -- and even more cool that he didn't get fined for it! Do I have the courage to be so bold about my faith?


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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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/19/2012 10:42PM

    Hi Nan! Yes, i think you are bold enough to pull of a Tim Tebow. why i can even see you with the grease mark! do you wear contacts? if so, do you wear them when you swim? i wore mine for my swimming lessons with no goggles and my eyes were killing me! hope you get it figured out and feeling better very soon!

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FREDANN 4/19/2012 9:49PM

    Sorry about your eye, I hope it feels better now. You did good taking a day off from exercise, better not to take any chances.


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JANETRIS 4/19/2012 3:39PM

    Sorry to hear about your eye....I hope you figure out the source and a cure. Tim Tebow....ya gotta love the guy! Keep going Nancy!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/19/2012 11:59AM

    You get your eye checked if it doesn't get better soon. You don't mess with eyes! I'm done with my motherly advice. Hugs sweetie!

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JOYINKY 4/18/2012 10:56PM

    Not a bad day; hanging in there! Stay with it! Hugs

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