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Day 127 Accountability

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minutes on the treadmill, 25 minutes stretching and physical therapy exercises.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,714.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5 hours last night. Spark curfew - 11:30 tonight. G'night! emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 5 veggies.


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.

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 5/10/2012 6:11PM

    Excellent work, rock star!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/10/2012 9:50AM

    The sleep one is a toughy, isn't it? I was trying for 9:30 pm again last night. Nada! I guess I should change that to 10:00 pm and see how it goes.

Have a great Thursday, Nancy! I bet you'll be packing tonight. Safe travels!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINGETTINOUT 5/10/2012 6:05AM

    Well done on sticking to it but the sleep thing is continually short. I hope you change that. Sleep is important. I have benn doing better at it . Not sure why but it is getting a little longer.

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IUHRYTR 5/10/2012 12:32AM

    You're up late but are probably heading to bed as I am. Excited to see you sticking to your plan. I admire your dedication. emoticon -- Lou

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Day 126 Accountability

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Tuesday --

I had a follow-up doctor appt for my knee tonight. I'm doing much better. He agreed to another 4-6 weeks of physical therapy, since that seems to be really helping. I told the doctor that I really want to do a triathlon this summer. I promised him that I would walk the 5K. The doc said that I may find that even walking a 5K will cause my knee to swell again. He discouraged me from doing a triathlon and said to stick to bicycling. Doc said it's not the one day of racing that's the problem, it's the training up to that day. He just doesn't want me overdoing any impact exercise - including walking. I may turn into a century cyclist some day!

emoticon1 - Exercise - unplanned day of rest. I have no good excuse, only excuses. Doctor appt, laundry for my storm chasing trip, returning phone calls and emails... like I said - no good excuse, only excuses.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,700+. We had a retirement party at school. I totally lost it with all the pot luck choices and desserts. I can't possibly calculate all the homemade recipes that I ate. I'm guestimating my calories at over 2,700. The couple of handfulls of peanuts was enough to put me over my fat allowance for the day. I had that awful, bloated feeling all afternoon and only had a protein bar for dinner at 10pm, when I finally started to feel hungry. Before Spark, that overstuffed feeling used to happen much more often than it has since I joined Spark. It's a rare occasion now, thank goodness. I'm so grateful for the accountability and support here.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 7 hours last night. WOOT! Spark curfew - midnight tonight. Gotta get in bed right now!
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1.5 fruit, 4 veggies.


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.

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/10/2012 6:21PM

    emoticonI'm sorry for the Doctor not giving his blessing, but, glad that you didn't hide it (like 'somebody' stupid stubborn I know would). After your knee heals you'll be up and at 'em!! With pics!
Hey...isn't Friday "Storm Chasin' Day"?

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FREDANN 5/9/2012 7:54PM

    Oh well, what's done is done! You did good with your freggies and sleep, that's awesome!
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JANETRIS 5/9/2012 3:41PM

    There is no test and I won't be grading your blog.....whew...what a relief! Life just happens. You will probs still have an awesome week! I hope your continued PT goes well.

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JANETSDESTINY 5/9/2012 1:47PM

  I know we have so many thibgs going on and it's warmer now for some of you but New York City is experiencing unusual wheather at this time, we've had winter coats on this week. Anyway am in it to win it! Am trying to eat right as much as possible, so I'll get to my goal weight of 160 lbs and then between 3 to 5 lbs more.WE will get there.

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JOYINKY 5/9/2012 10:02AM

    I'm sorry, I'm smiling. All that food and 5.5 freggies?

Oh well, you'll be fine and celebrations do equal temptations! But, that bloated feeling is a good thing to remember.

I have days when I go over with no motivation! I also have days when I do well at a celebration only to come home and over indulge on something not nearly as good!

Still, I'm OK. The secret is no "mindless eating". That keeps us both on track!

Accountabliltiy works! WTG!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/9/2012 9:21AM

    You have a lot of food related functions...everywhere! I'd go crazy! emoticon

You leave this Friday to start storm chasing? I know it's coming up. This is the first week in a while where our weather is "uneventful", but I kind of like that. Sunny and in the 70s every day.

Proud of you on the sleep! I wanted to get to bed by 9:30 pm, but didn't make until 10:30 pm because of technical difficulties with equipment and getting my workout done with Jillian's Body Revolution. I was going to get Day 1 done if it was the last thing I did yesterday! Mission Accomplished!!! Quads are telling be all about it today! emoticon

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THINGETTINOUT 5/9/2012 6:05AM

    It is wonderful that we aren't trying to attain Sainthood in eating. Sometimes stuff happens but the good thing is we bounce back. Sorry about the running but biking is really great. I am just getting back into it and the memories are very nice. Never did a century though.I hope you get a ton of pics when you go storm chasing and post some of them.

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Day 125 Accountability

Monday, May 07, 2012

Monday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30-minute brisk walk, 15 mintues stretching & physical therapy exercises.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,788.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 4 hours. Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1.5 fruit, 4 veggies.


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.

  
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FREDANN 5/8/2012 10:53PM

    4 hours of sleep Nancy?! You know better than that!!
I notice you've been doing quite well with your calories lately...
That's really...
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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/8/2012 9:31AM

    emoticon What's up? Oh. You! I'm sending you a few zzzz's my friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANETRIS 5/8/2012 9:04AM

    OUCH on that sleep! I still don't know how you do that! You would make a great 3rd shift worker! Nice job on the food though!

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JOYINKY 5/8/2012 8:51AM

    Evidently it's not sparking that's keeping you up! Sleep is critical to good health; I'm so glad you have it as a goal. It's one of the tricky ones. The harder you "work" on it the more elusive it becomes. Hope you find a solution. Hugs.

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THINGETTINOUT 5/8/2012 5:41AM

    Really hope you get a good nights sleep. Four hours is not nearly enough. I go through the same thing myself though. Good luck.

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Day 124 Accountability

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sunday --

It poured down rain today, so I took my planned day of rest from exercise. Instead, I exercised my mind trying to figure out my new Smart phone, which is a lot smarter than me! I tried to use the website tutorials, but that got me more confused. When I bought the phone yesterday, my sales rep told me that there were workshops offered at various locations, so I looked up the class list and wouldn't you know, there was a session tonight! So, off I went.

There were 7 people in the workshop, and 4 sales reps to help us. They divided us up by type of phone. The other lady in my group had major issues with her phone, so she couldn't really do anything but watch me. So I pretty much had a private lesson. My teacher, Bill, taught me how to take photos and video and then upload them to Facebook. So, I'm all set now for my storm chasing trip on Friday! I feel much more confident that I won't be screwing stuff up and losing photos. Posting to Spark with the phone is still pretty challenging, so I don't think I'll be doing much of that, but I might try. Heaven knows, I'll be having Spark withdrawal!


emoticon1 - Exercise - Planned day of rest.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,542.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8 hours. Spark curfew - 11:30pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.


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.

  
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FREDANN 5/8/2012 10:51PM

    Can you believe we now need workshops to operate phones?! The same was offered to me when I bought my iphone. At first I thought the rep was joking! I ended up figuring it out by myself, but I hear a lot of people take advantage of those workshops! I cannot wait to see pictures of your storm chasing trip!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/7/2012 7:02PM

    You can vlog on a SmartPhone...just sayin'...

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/7/2012 10:57AM

    Can't wait to see your pics! You be safe, okay? It will be a great break for you.

I like the eight hours of sleep! You did good! emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/7/2012 9:35AM

    Sounds like a successful day all around! Have a great week!

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THINGETTINOUT 5/7/2012 6:28AM

    Seems like just yesterday I got my first phone and told the guy I just want to make phone calls sometimes. Apparently there weren't any of those. Now smart phones. I am way too old for this high tech stuff. Storm chasing must be awesome. You have to tell us all about it.

Sushi was good. Not just raw fish like I thought LOL.

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Day 123 Accountability

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - Planned day of rest, but made up for yesterday's unplanned day of rest by taking a 1 hour bike ride. Burned 650 calories!
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,259. Had a burrito, chips and salsa, and a churro to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 7 hours, but I didn't sleep well. I was excited about the Razr Droid phone that I looked at last night and bought tonight. Spark curfew - midnight, but it's Saturday night! And I was trying to Spark on the Droid. Takes way too long.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 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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JANETRIS 5/6/2012 6:16PM

    What a great day! A bike ride that burned off your Cinco de Mayo food, and a new happening phone....WOW! Have fun with that phone. You might be able to do the bare minimum with spark while you are out storm chasing on it. You will probs figure it out quickly. Have a great week!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/6/2012 4:32PM

    You must enjoy Cinco de Mayo and it sounds like you did. Yeah! Spark is hard on my iPhone, too, so I just pass. Enjoy your weekend friend!

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JOYINKY 5/6/2012 9:21AM

    Hmmmm. . .


Make today a great day!

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