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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.

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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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Day 113 Accountability

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 60 minutes water aerobics.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 71.66 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,747, but not the healthiest calories.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 2am. Eeeek! I was catching up reading my Spark Friend's blogs!
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1.5 fruit, 3 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- 1 Peter 5:5-14. "Keep sober and alert, because your enemy the devil is on the prowl like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour."

Yikes! I sometimes equate overeating with not being sober - like the saying "being in a food coma." I got to thinking about gluttony and decided to do a Google search on it. Gluttony is one of the 7 Deadly Sins. My search revealed the following quotes -

In the words of nineteenth-century Russian Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov:
"Wise temperance of the stomach is a door to all the virtues. Restrain the stomach, and you will enter Paradise. But if you please and pamper your stomach... in this way you will ruin your powers of attention and self-control, your sobriety and vigilance."

According to The Picture Book of Devils, Demons and Witchcraft, by Ernst and Johanna Lehner, "Those who commit the Sin of Gluttony are punished in Hell by being forced to eat rats, toads, and snakes. And you were just worried about getting fat?"
deadlysins.com/sins/gluttony.html
This website is a little "out there," I'm just sayin'. And I consider myself pretty conservative.

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 4/26/2012 4:14PM

    WTG on 60 minutes of water aerobics, that's such a great exercise! I bet you felt great afterwards!
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IUHRYTR 4/26/2012 8:55AM

    How did we became addicted to using food as a comfort for loneliness, boredom, stress, and other feelings that have nothing to do with hunger? -- Lou

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JOYINKY 4/26/2012 8:23AM

    You're running out of month; going to make your 100 mile challenge? No mindless eating WTG!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/26/2012 1:15AM

    I thought that was pretty interesting about the gluttony. Especially Why you do it: Because you were weaned improperly as an infant. Kinda scary!


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Day 112 Accountability

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minute bike ride.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 8.6 miles today, 71.66 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,489
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 11:30pm
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- Psalm 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21 . "You are my rock, my rampart; true to your name, lead me and guide me!"

I like the above verse from Psalm 31. I repeated it throughout the day today - especially when I was having a food craving. Something came up each time I recited that line to distract me from the food. Thank You, Lord.


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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LUCKYDOGFARM 4/25/2012 11:07PM

    its good to have a bible verse to keep us out of food troubles, huh! i will have to think of one for myself. there are so many good ones!

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JANETRIS 4/25/2012 10:14PM

    Great day Nancy...I need to follow my own curfew now!...bedtime beckons!

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TEENY_BIKINI 4/25/2012 4:32PM

    Oh, I like the idea of a spark curfew. I think I need one :)

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JOYINKY 4/25/2012 11:12AM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 4/25/2012 10:17AM

    GREAT! Keep going! You're doing wonderful! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/25/2012 10:08AM

    Another great day for Nancy! You're so dedicated! I'm proud of you my friend. emoticon

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FREDANN 4/25/2012 10:07AM

    You are doing great with your bike challenge!! Way to go!!
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BEAGLEMAMA2 4/25/2012 7:41AM

    SparkPeople is addictive...I see that you gave yourself a curfew! lol Good idea!

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