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Day 138 Accountability

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 75 minutes of gardening at the CSA (Community-supported Agriculture) farm; 35 minute bike ride.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,791.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8 hours. Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 veggies.


June goals - very similar to May. It's not broken, don't fix it.

June 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Per the book, "Younger Next Year," I am going to shoot for 6 days a week of exercise - 2 days of weight training (I'm taking a weight training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly biking and swimming.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1700 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of June, so cutting back on calories this month.
3 - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10pm. The number of hours that I sleep is directly related to how late I am Sparking/Facebooking. I've been having a hard time making curfew the last few months. I'm cutting it back to 10pm this month. If I can keep the internet curfew discipline, my sleep will fall in line.
4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FREDANN 6/5/2012 9:57AM

    Look at you with the perfect day! Well done my friend!! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/3/2012 10:05PM

    I wish I could have been gardening with you! Sounds awesome! You're such a good, good woman! emoticon

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MSANITAL 6/3/2012 7:09PM

    woohoo Nancy.. way to go love the positive attitude emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/3/2012 10:01AM

    Quite a few of the churches here sponsor community gardens that they share with those in need. Gardening is wonderful exercise. I've swapped it for the gym this summer. Will go back when the July/August heat hits.

You get an "A" for yesterday!!

I don't know how you do it on those days when you don't get much sleep. I only slept 3.5 hours Friday night due to a combination of too much coffee at my DGD's graduation celebration and a good book. Tired all day yesterday and slept 10 hours last night! Feel good this morning! Have a great day!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/3/2012 5:14AM

    Gardening is work and good exercise. You really inspire me to get up and get out.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/3/2012 12:03AM

    you are going to have to write about the CSA. i wish we had one around here. surprizing since we are in an ag area that there are no csa's! the farmers around here do it for a living, not for a way of life.

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Day 137 Accountability

Friday, June 01, 2012

Friday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minute walk/ever-so-gentle jog. Felt great in the brisk evening air. Did lots of stretches afterward to soothe the hip flexors.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,003. I ate dark chocolate Easter eggs at my dad's house. He lost his check book, so it was nervous/mindless eating while looking for it. We found it in his walker carrying bag. He was sure that he left it on the dining room table, and the cleaning people had been there, so I was concerned that it might have been taken. No excuse for mindless eating, but just goes to how cunning mindless eating is.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8.5 hours. Spark curfew - 10:30pm. It's the first of the month, and I'm already breaking Spark curfew! It's Friday night. I can sleep in tomorrow. And look how many hours I slept last night -- 8.5!
emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 5 veggies.


June goals - very similar to May. It's not broken, don't fix it.

June 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Per the book, "Younger Next Year," I am going to shoot for 6 days a week of exercise - 2 days of weight training (I'm taking a weight training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly biking and swimming.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1700 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of June, so cutting back on calories this month.
3 - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10pm. The number of hour that I sleep is directly related to how late I am Sparking/Facebooking. I've been having a hard time making curfew the last few months. I'm cutting it back to 10pm this month. If I can keep the internet curfew discipline, my sleep will fall in line.
4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FREDANN 6/5/2012 9:54AM

    8.5 hours of sleep!! Nice job!!
Stress and mindless eating... that ever so scary combination! You know just the fact that you recognized it is half the battle! You're doing well, a few chocolate Easter eggs is not the ned of the world!

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JOYINKY 6/2/2012 9:55AM

    A great maintenance day! If that's what you're shooting for. ;)
Good to see those sleep hours!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/2/2012 6:18AM

    I know about the mindless eating thing but you will burn off the chocolate cause you never stop. let me know when you get the ladies book on Younger Next Year and we can see how it differs.

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Day 136 Accountability

Friday, June 01, 2012

Thursday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - unplanned rest day. It rained cats and dogs all day and evening, so no bike ride. I did physical therapy exercises and massage treatment at lunch. We had our picture taken for our church yearbook in the evening, so I didn't have time to exercise after work.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,809. And that was eating out at a Mexican restaurant with chips & salsa & a Margarita!
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5 hours. Spark curfew - 4pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.


June goals - very similar to May. It's not broken, don't fix it.

June 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Per the book, "Younger Next Year," I am going to shoot for 6 days a week of exercise - 2 days of weight training (I'm taking a weight training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly biking and swimming.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1700 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of June, so cutting back on calories this month.
3 - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10pm. The number of hour that I sleep is directly related to how late I am Sparking/Facebooking. I've been having a hard time making curfew the last few months. I'm cutting it back to 10pm this month. If I can keep the internet curfew discipline, my sleep will fall in line.
4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LUCKYDOGFARM 6/1/2012 10:52PM

    dontcha just love it when you can eat out and stay in your calorie allotment!
how are your knees feeling? hope the pt is doing them some good.

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JOYINKY 6/1/2012 10:49PM

    Busy day here; glad you're hanging in there!!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/1/2012 10:20PM

    emoticonNan, you're doin' emoticon

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FREDANN 6/1/2012 9:50PM

    Good job Nancy, despite the Mexican treats! You're going strong day after day, I'm so proud of you!
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THINGETTINOUT 6/1/2012 9:45PM

    Sounds like a great day except for the rain. Rain here all weekend as well.

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JANETRIS 6/1/2012 8:55PM

    Oh those chips and salsa are so hard to push away! 5 hours of sleep is pretty good for you! Way to go!!

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Day 135 Accountability

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday --

I appreciate you guys calling me on my lack of sleep. I guess I've never required much sleep, but I know that I should get at least 6 hours a night. It's not that I can't sleep, it's that I'm either Sparking or Facebooking until midnight or later. I think I need to respect my Spark/FB curfew, then my sleep will fall into line.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 9.25 mile bike ride.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,185. Pretzel crisps while watching TV - mindless eating.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5.5 hours last night. Spark curfew tonight - 11:30pm.
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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BACKTOME10 5/31/2012 3:09PM

    Way to go ... Definitely need the sleep your body requires. I usually get between 5.5 and 6 hours during the week.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/31/2012 9:36AM

    I used to sleep only 4-5 hours, so I'm just as guilty. I read somewhere that lack of sleep hinders weight loss. Therefore, I try to get 7-8 hours a night. Also, I have more time for ME now since I'm not caring for mom in the home. You do what works for YOU! emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/31/2012 9:31AM

    No, no, no! No mindless eating! At least write it down before you eat it! Pretzels are an evening snack for me; I keep a little plastic cup by my chair that holds no more than 200 calories worth; usually I'm fine with half that. No eating out of the bag; that's impossible to track. Enjoy, but monitor those "crisps".

You know I agree with the others. You ARE doing great!

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FREDANN 5/31/2012 8:42AM

    I'm always amazed at how little you sleep! I'm grumpy with anything less than 8 hours of sleep! I wish I could function with just 4 hours! Still, be careful, you know how important sleep is!
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THINGETTINOUT 5/31/2012 6:01AM

    Day in day out you continue to do what you have to do. You are my hero. Keep it up.

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Day 134 Accountability

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday --

I saw my physical therapist today. She wants me to take it easy on exercise until I am off the antibiotic. She approved bicycling. I asked about my weight training class, that starts tomorrow. She said OK to that as long as I don't do anything like leg lounges or squats or jumprope or anything that causes my knee pain. Not a problem.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 10.3 mile bike ride.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,634. Much better food day.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 4 hours last night. Spark curfew - midnight.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FREDANN 5/31/2012 8:39AM

    Wouldn't jumprope be a little rough on your knee anyways? Be careful, it sounds like you're getting good advice from your physical therapist, and you're in tune with your body. That's really awesome!
Great job with your calories!
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LEANNROCKS 5/30/2012 9:27PM

    emoticon with the blog consistency!

I also have to avoid jumping, hopping, lunging, squatting, running, and stairs. You sound like my teen - no sleep. So, do you catch up on weekends? I would crash.

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IUHRYTR 5/30/2012 8:51PM

    I'm with 1HOTMAMA2BE. How do you get by on so little sleep? Or maybe I'm at the age where I need more, plus a nap or two during the day when I can. emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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JANETRIS 5/30/2012 8:18PM

    Great job working around the knee pain....OUCH on the sleep! Keep going Nancy...you rock!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/30/2012 9:53AM

    Ahem!!! emoticon emoticon!!!

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JOYINKY 5/30/2012 9:26AM

    Do you know what keeps you from sleeping?? I'm no help, I sleep like a rock and credit the exercise; but you get plenty of exercise. Be well, sleep well. emoticon

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THINGETTINOUT 5/30/2012 5:39AM

    Yes my friend sleep. You don't seem to much of that and it is important. As per the book I am going to start the weight training as well. Never realized how important it was.

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FRIENDOFBACH 5/30/2012 1:11AM

  Very good!
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