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Day 119 Accountability

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minutes on recumbent bike; 15 minutes stretching and physical therapy exercises.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,698. Joy, thanks for the kick in the butt and the reality check that eating maintenance calories is not going to get me to my goal weight of 145 this month. Knowing that I'm going to be on the road storm chasing for 1/3 of the month and eating out 3 meals a day, I decided to push my goal weight back to the end of June. You made me really think about the number of calories I am consuming daily, though. Thank you!
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5 hours. Spark curfew - midnight.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 0 fruit, 6 veggies.


NEW GOALS FOR MAY (similar to April. It's not broken, so I'm not gonna fix it.)
May 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Swimming class is over, so I will concentrate on walking, biking, and the elliptical machine. I may throw in a swim every now and then, but the indoor pool is pretty crowded during open swim.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of June.
3 - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. Curfew was very difficult to keep in April, but I need it. I'm combining the two goals, since they are inter-related.
4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.

I'm not going to report on the Soul Food daily anymore. Even though I start every morning with scripture, and will continue to do so, it was taking a long time to write the blog when I added that. I need to make the accountability as brief as possible so that I continue to do it while I'm traveling this month.

I really enjoyed the 100 mile bicycle challenge, and will probably continue that in May. But again, it took a long time to look up my mileage and keep the running tally. I'm also going to be gone for 10 days storm chasing, and since I don't own an iPad or Smart phone, I will be out of touch for those 10 days unless I can get computer time at the hotels overnight. So rather than fret about this goal, I am not going to make it an official daily accountability goal in May.

  
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FREDANN 5/8/2012 10:08PM

    Great work Nancy! Don't we all need a reality check once in a while! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/4/2012 12:21AM

    well that was a wake up call on the calories, huh? yay for smart friends!

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JANETRIS 5/2/2012 8:12PM

    Way to go with keeping up on the bike challenge...may have to consider that one...tracking too many things can weigh me down [so to speak] with time. You had a great day!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/2/2012 9:52AM

    You're one awesome woman! I think 145 by the end of June is a great goal. I'll try it with you! I ordered Jillian's Body Revolution and it should be here next week. I needed something new to do at night. 145 here I come! emoticon

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Day 118 Accountability & May Goals

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Monday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes on recumbent bike; 30 minutes swimming; 15 minutes stretching and physical therapy exercises.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 8.35 miles today, 101.69 miles for the month. WOOT! Pulled it off at the 11th hour! I had to plead with the guy at the Fitness Center at school to let me stay another 4 minutes beyond closing time so I could finish my 100 miles. He accommodated me - nice guy!
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,861. Pretty close! I was hungry after swimming, so had yogurt and mandarin oranges for a snack.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours. You didn't think I could keep up those 8 hour nights, did ya?
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 11:45pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - John 10:1-10. "I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full."

In this passage, Jesus has just told his followers that he is the Good Shepherd, and that those who follow Him will be safe. His followers don't get it. Dear Lord, thank you for helping me "get it." I want to follow You more nearly.

April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Got the results of my MRI. No more running for me. My knee has several things wrong with it. The next surgery will be knee replacement surgery, which the doc said will be 5-10 years, depending on how much impact activities I participate in. The more impact, the sooner the knee replacement.
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.


NEW GOALS FOR MAY (similar to April. It's not broken, so I'm not gonna fix it.)
May 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Swimming class is over, so I will concentrate on walking, biking, and the elliptical machine. I may throw in a swim every now and then, but the indoor pool is pretty crowded during open swim.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
3 - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. Curfew was very difficult to keep in April, but I need it. I'm combining the two goals, since they are inter-related.
4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.

I'm not going to report on the Soul Food daily anymore. Even though I start every morning with scripture, and will continue to do so, it was taking a long time to write the blog when I added that. I need to make the accountability as brief as possible so that I continue to do it.

I really enjoyed the 100 mile bicycle challenge, and will probably continue that in May. But again, it took a long time to look up my mileage and keep the tally running. I'm also going to be gone for 10 days storm chasing, and since I don't own an iPad or Smart phone, I will be out of touch for those 10 days unless I can get computer time at the hotels overnight. So rather than fret about this goal, I am not going to make it an official daily accountability goal in May.

Happy May Day! Have a great month.
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MSANITAL 5/2/2012 8:45PM

    Nancy way to go on the bike challenge.. who knew that April was going to be such bad weather and I could not ride out side.. as much as I wanted to.. did not even cole close to 100 miles.. heck 50 for that fact.. well maybe 50..
I am hoping May will be better so far I have 15 miles in.. and that was all today..
Keep up the great work and get planking.. LOL



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JANETRIS 5/1/2012 9:46AM

    What a great month! I too will miss the soul food, but totally understand the streamlining mode. Have fun storm chasing and report in when you can!

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JOYINKY 5/1/2012 9:12AM

    emoticonCongratulations on the bike miles!! Whew! That was cutting it close!

Now, as a friend, take what you like and leave the rest. Nan, your accountability has been inspiring; but in reality a maintenance plan. If you want to reach your May weight goal you need to be between 1500-1800 calories a day with 5 days a week very close to the 1500. Sorry, that's just how it is because you are so close now. Yes, the exercise helps; we'd be gaining without it. But, neither of us is going to lose on 1800-2000 calories a day anymore. Just sharing. Hugs.

P.S. Remember as you follow Him; He walked everywhere!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/1/2012 8:42AM

    bye bye soul food. i have enjoyed you! I will be streamlining my blogs too. they are a lot to keep up with. i know they are doing me some good though!

YOU Nan, Have a Wonderful Month and don't worry about slacking on the Spark. just keep us safe from storms and keep a paper trail of your nutrition for YOU! don't want you gaining weight eating all those hotel donuts and bagels!

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Day 116 & 117 Accountability

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 93.34 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,651.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 9 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 5pm
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- John 6:60-69. “Simon Peter answered, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the message of eternal life, and we believe; we have come to know that you are the Holy One of God.'"

In this passage, many of Jesus’ followers turn away from Him. They cannot accept that He is the bread of life. Peter makes the profound statement that Jesus has the message of eternal life. I pray that I will always have that conviction that Peter displayed in this passage.


Sunday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 93.34 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,805. Darn close.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- John 10:11-18. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. “

This scripture passage is very comforting. Jesus talks about the fact that the hired hand runs away when he sees a wolf; but Jesus is the good shepherd and will lay down his life for us. What more could I ask for?


April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Got the results of my MRI. No more running for me. My knee has several things wrong with it. The next surgery will be knee replacement surgery, which the doc said will be 5-10 years, depending on how much impact activities I participate in. The more impact, the sooner the knee replacement.
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 4/30/2012 10:02PM

    17 hours of sleep in 2 days Nancy?? Fantastic!! emoticon

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JOYINKY 4/30/2012 10:00AM

    Nan, I really worry about so many of my friends here running; even with injuries. I've held for a long time that running is not a healthy activity; especially for women. I don't think most doctors endorse it . It puts too much stress on all your joints. Walking is a good exercise, takes more time but you can get good results and do it a lifetime--if your joints are in good shape. I have friends that can't even visit because they can't "do stairs". I've visited friends in nursing homes and mental decline and mobility seem to be the major issues that result in their being there. Sometimes necessary, it is such a sad ending to life. It's not by my choice that more and more of my friends are in their 50's; I'm losing peers. Please do all you can to protect your precious body!
Glad to see you doing well on sleep and spark curfew. Watch the calories, well; I know, you are. But . . . Hugs.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/29/2012 11:34PM

    Hey Nan! i hated reading about your mri results. i know that you told me that before, but it is hard to sink in, huh. just like my hip. doc 1 says hip replacement, doc 2 days go run! i am scared, but i am gonna go run! maybe i can finish out my 100 with a run tomorrow.
does the pt guy think that you can get back in the pool? wonder if you could wear some sort of knee brace when you swim to help out? never hurts to ask!

Hope you have a fantastic week!

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Day 115 Accountability

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday --

Today was weigh-in day for my team. I weighed the same as last week. No surprise, as there were several days this week that I was over on my calories. Today was a total bust calorie-wise. Between bagels and cream cheese at a breakfast meeting, a retirement party at lunch, and pizza for dinner, I'm way over today as well. I need a plan when I'm not preparing the food.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes stationary bike, 15 minutes stretching and physical therapy exercises.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 7.03 miles today, 93.34 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 3,059.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 9pm
emoticon6 - Freggies - 0.5 fruit, 2 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- John 6:52-59. "This is the bread which has come down from heaven; it is not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever."

There are so many references to Jesus being our source of nourishment in this gospel. If we eat of His flesh and drink of His blood, we will have Eternal life. I want that - for myself and all those that I love.


April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Got the results of my MRI. No more running for me. My knee has several things wrong with it. The next surgery will be knee replacement surgery, which the doc said will be 5-10 years, depending on how much impact activities I participate in. The more impact, the sooner the knee replacement.
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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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/29/2012 4:01PM

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I will learn this "Curfew Phenomenon" if it's the last thing I do...

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/28/2012 10:00PM

    100 is just around the corner! You're gonna do it, but I had no doubt. You sure have a lot of activities you attend with yummy food! You do great at resisting though.

Thanks for enlightening me each and every day! emoticon

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FREDANN 4/28/2012 9:44PM

    Look at how close you are to your 100 mile goal! WOW! I'm impressed my dear, you did great!!
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JOYINKY 4/27/2012 10:59PM

    I do believe you're going to make that 100 miles!!
Only fail proof plan I know when you are not preparing the food is to eat something healthy before leaving for the function and eat less while there. Not easy, but helps.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/27/2012 10:29PM

    Hi Nan! i would never do with all the functions and feasts you attend. double duty on the fitness?
as for the feast with the Lord, dontcha sometimes wish you chould just shove that down someones throat? in the nicest of ways of course! i have a few people in my life that i so dearly would love to see them accept Jesus, but they are so dead set against ANY religion.

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JANETRIS 4/27/2012 10:11PM

    Nancy I have a big party on Saturday.....food galore...those days are so hard, I agree! Make a great weekend, and try your best! emoticon

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Day 114 Accountability

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 60 minutes stationary bike, 30 minutes stretching and physical therapy exercises.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 14.65 miles today, 86.31 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,798. I went to a retirement party at school this afternoon. Had some petit fours for dessert. Calories are OK, but fat content is over my limit today.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 4 hours. I know, I know - how can I survive on such little sleep? I have no answer except that I will be in bed early tonight! I was trying to catch up with Spark blogs last night. Thus the 2:30am bedtime.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- John 6:51. "I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world."

Once again, Jesus tells us that He is our source of nourishment. I want to remember to turn to Jesus in my need rather than to food.


April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Got the results of my MRI. No more running for me. My knee has several things wrong with it. The next surgery will be knee replacement surgery, which the doc said will be 5-10 years, depending on how much impact activities I participate in. The more impact, the sooner the knee replacement.
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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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/27/2012 9:30AM

    Excellent on the exercise today, but boo-hoo on the sleep. You're such a great Sparker though and you couldn't stop...hence the VERY late bedtime. Hopefully, your weekend is restful. emoticon

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JANETRIS 4/27/2012 9:10AM

    Hey Nancy. Another great day for you! I love the soul food, and sometimes have to pray over my food choices. I need all the help I can get! Have a great day!

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MSANITAL 4/27/2012 8:55AM

    Love your goals and your determination..woohoo

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JOYINKY 4/27/2012 8:33AM

    emoticonClosing the gap; I believe you're going to make it! Hard to find the right balance sparking. I'm spending too much time here too. Like everything; it's a balancing act! Sleep well tonight! emoticon

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BODYJOY6 4/26/2012 11:03PM

    Good for you! Just remember to take a few seconds to just chill, think, and let yourself be imperfect every now and then. It's fun.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/26/2012 10:57PM

    Nan, i have been playing catch up on blogs too, but 2:30? and a job to get to in the morning? NOT gonna happen. i would have eye problems in the morning...you just have WAY too much energy.
are you still doing "vertical fitness"? i haven't tried it yet though i have a one month membership certificate. Don't think i will be doing it for a while with the shoulder.
on your swimming, how long does it take you to get in your tri swim distance? i will have to start timing mine. hopefully my shoulder will be healed up by the beginning of May so that i can start my swim lessons.
Thanks for the Soul Food! i need that!

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