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Day 133 Accountability

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday --

Weigh-in day was last Friday. My first official weigh-in since my storm chasing trip I was up 0.6 lb. Not too bad, seeing as I did very little exercise while traveling. Last year, I gained 5 lbs on the trip.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 10.1 mile bike ride to the Memorial Day parade.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,690. This is a guestimate, but I ate a ton of nacho chips and dip.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8 hours last night. Spark curfew - 11:15pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 0 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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FREDANN 5/31/2012 8:36AM

    Great job on your weigh in Nancy! emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/29/2012 12:12PM

    Fantastic job maintaining (almost) on the trip! Not bad at all!! Good night's sleep last night too! Hope you enjoyed Monday; I don't see any "mindless eating", all is well.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/29/2012 9:46AM

    Great job! I had CCQ and chips, too, and some other "stuff" I won't mention because it was very, very bad. We got back in town last night at 10:00 pm. Long weekend, but fun, fun, fun!

We saw a van that said something about tornado chasers while driving through Iowa. I thought of you!

Enjoy the short week! It's Tuesday already! Whew! emoticon

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JANETRIS 5/29/2012 8:45AM

    Way to go on keeping the weight in check on your trip! You did a fabulous job!

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BACKTOME10 5/29/2012 7:54AM

    Way to go!!! I loved the pictures!!! Way to go with the very small weight gain!!!! Restaurant eating can be very tought...seems you mastered it this time around.

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THINGETTINOUT 5/29/2012 5:57AM

    You did great on the storm chasing trip. Eating in restaurants is bad for me. You gained about half a pound and yesterday you may have overate a bit but the 10 mile ride takes care of a big chunk of that. Well done my friend.

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Day 132 Accountability

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday --

My knee is doing better each day. I'm loading up with Shaklee probiotics, so the antiobiotic isn't bothering my stomach as much now. Thank you for your concern.

emoticon1 - Exercise - another unplanned rest day. I was going to take a bike ride tonight, but had to finish my storm chasing paper before I leave town in the morning. Another day of rest is probably good for my knee.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,627.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 6.5 hours last night. Spark curfew - 11pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 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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MSANITAL 5/27/2012 7:49PM

    Nancy glad the knee is doing better.. keep up the great work.. your doing great

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JANETRIS 5/26/2012 10:54AM

    I'm so glad your knee is on the mend! Pretty good sleep for you too. I love your background pick. I would have run for the hills! Have a fabulous holiday weekend!...Jane

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FREDANN 5/25/2012 11:13PM

    Look at how well you are doing, sleep and everything! Totally awesome! I'm so glad you're feeling better! Have a safe trip this weekend!
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BACKTOME10 5/25/2012 8:16AM

    Almost ready to get on the move again...try to tolerate these unplanned rest days! Enjoy your weekend!!!

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THINGETTINOUT 5/25/2012 6:54AM

    Another great day for you. Even on rest days you seem to be always on the move. Well done my friend.

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Day 131 Accountability

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday --

I'm feeling much better today. The redness to the staff infection has gone down tremendously. The doctor said that we caught it early and that it should only take a couple of days to clear up - but, I get to take the nasty antibiotic for 10 days just to make sure that all the infection is gone.

emoticon1 - Exercise - another unplanned rest day. Although I got a 30-minute deep tissue massage tonight, so that was a bit of a workout.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,499.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5 hours last night. Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
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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FREDANN 5/24/2012 10:53PM

    You're doing great with your calories this week! Well done my friend! I'm glad you're starting to feel better!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/24/2012 11:05AM

    Dang, girl! You've got an infection now? Yikes! You take that medicine, rest your body and BE SAFE!!! No more flip-floppin' for you! emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/24/2012 8:05AM

    So glad the antibiotics are doing their job! Yes, make sure you do the whole 10 days! I see you're doing well on your calories so that should compensate some for letting up on the exercise. It's about balance. But, getting enough rest is also part of the equation. Be well.

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THINGETTINOUT 5/24/2012 5:55AM

    Very glad the infection is clearing up but Dear Friend you really have to work on that curfew thingy lol. Glad you are feeling better.

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Day 130 Accountability

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday --

My physical therapist sent me to my doctor today. Yesterday, she was concerned that my knee was infected, so she marked the red ring around the concrete-burn on my knee with a black permanent marker. When I came back today, the red ring had spread beyond the marks from yesterday and was streaky-looking. She said that if I couldn't see my primary care doc today to go to an urgent care center. I wasn't sure what the urgency was, but my knee was so sore, I was OK with seeing the doctor. Turns out I have a staff infection. I'm on a nasty antibiotic to kill it. The doc said no working out for a little while and I have to keep my leg elevated as much as possible. I start a weight training class a week from tomorrow, so I better be good to go by then. Good thing I wasn't planning to do the triathlon on June 10.


emoticon1 - Exercise - another unplanned rest day. Getting old is not for sissies!
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,390. This antibiotic is making me sick to my stomach.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5 hours last night. Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 2 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 5/24/2012 10:51PM

    Interesting how things turn out sometimes. Take the time you need to heal well, then hop back on the exercise train and you'll be fine!


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JOYINKY 5/23/2012 8:21AM

    Nancy, Therapist was right to be concerned; you are fortunate to have her! Those infections are nothing to mess with! Call your pharmacist---there may be foods you should (or shouldn't) eat with the medication to help you not to feel sick. Keep that leg elevated! Good time to work on biceps and triceps! Be well.

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BACKTOME10 5/23/2012 7:55AM

    WOW! I know you will be better soon!!! And it really gets old sitting around resting when you are used to doing things and being on the go...

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THINGETTINOUT 5/23/2012 7:32AM

    You will be on the mend in no time. Hope you are eating food before you take those pills. It may help. You hang in there.

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IUHRYTR 5/23/2012 5:49AM

    Glad you got it checked out. Hope you heal quickly and can get back to your training. -- Lou

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Day 129 Accountability

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday --

I'm back from storm chasing and back to my regularly scheduled accountability blog. While I was writing down what I was eating on my trip, I didn't record it daily because it was too hard using the smarter-than-me phone. I ate pretty sensibly, compared to last year's trip. I was up one pound when I got home. I think I gained five pounds last year, so I was pretty happy with only a one pound gain this year - especially since about half the days were spent riding for 8 - 10 hours in the van and not getting any exercise.

emoticon1 - Exercise - unplanned rest day. I took a bad fall on the sidewalk in the pouring rain Saturday night after seeing those incredible tornadoes. I did the splits and fell on my bad knee when my flip-flops hydroplaned on the wet concrete. I fell really hard and jarred every bone on the right side of my body. Everything aches today, so I took it easy. My physical therapist doesn't think I did any serious harm, but is concerned about infection from the sidewalk burn. My knee didn't bleed, but I have a sidewalk burn the size of a nickel on my knee cap. Ever try doing the splits on concrete? I don't recommend it. Saw my chiropractor tonight to try to alleviate the back and neck pain I have from the fall. Feeling much better, but she wants me back on Wednesday night for an extended massage therapy session. Oh, OK, you don't have to ask me twice!
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,481.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 4 hours last night. Spark curfew - 1am tonight/this morning (fell asleep on the couch tonight. I'm just getting up to go to bed now).
emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 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 5/24/2012 10:48PM

    I'm so glad you're back! Sorry you took such a bad fall, and on your bad knee too! Remember, your body needs sleep to heal! Hope you get better real soon!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/22/2012 10:15AM

    Welcome back, Nancy! You've had quite the adventure. I loved hearing all about it and checked daily to make sure you were safe and see what sights you were checking out. Kind of like a virtual vacation through you. Thanks!

I love the smarter-than-me phone comment!!! How true is that? You'll get there. I think you were just getting a crash course with the storm chasing and all.

Get some rest now, okay? emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/22/2012 10:09AM

    I think you did GREAT on the trip, excepting the fall at the end! So glad nothing is broken but you are good to proceed carefully; falls are scary!
Now, work on getting some sleep! Be well. Glad you're back.

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THINGETTINOUT 5/22/2012 5:52AM

    So good to have you back. Hope you get healed quickly. You must be in some pain as you posted this way too late. Welcome home.

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