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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.

  
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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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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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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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