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Day 148 Accountability & Weigh-in Day

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday --

WOOT! I'm back into the 140's - weighed in today at 149.6. Yes, I say back into. I was in the 140's in December of 2010. But I had double foot surgeries that month and ended up frost-biting 3 toes from bandages that were too constricting and then over-icing them trying to reduce the swelling. After that, I had a downward (or should I say upward) spiral of emotional and stress eating. I wasn't able to work out for almost 6 months which added to the 17 pound weight gain. I was in danger of losing the middle toe on my right foot. By the grace of God, I didn't lose any toes - as you can see in the photo. I don't know how my scale calculates fat %. The fat calculating machine that I use at the health club says that I'm 26.4%, and I choose to believe that one! I'm 5'9" and my BMI is 22.


Harry had his appointment with his internist this afternoon. He got a good report and is healing well. What he didn't get was a release to drive. The internist said it's not his place to release him to drive - it's the surgeon's call. I suspected that, based on things the internist said on Harry's release from the hospital. The internist kept deferring to the surgeon then. Harry asked if the doc could at least release him to drive to the grocery store. The doc said, "no way!" He's bummed, but Tuesday will be here before he knows it - that's when he sees his surgeon.

I forgot to share yesterday's exciting news! My physical therapist gave me her blessing to do the Pleasant Prairie, WI triathlon in August. In fact, she said that if I do it, she would consider doing it with me. I told her that I was thinking of doing the super sprint race - 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike ride, 3K run. She felt that I should be able to do the regular sprint - 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride and 5K run. She knows my goal and said that my therapy will be geared toward that race. AND, my tri suit arrived in the mail today, so I'm psyched!


emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minute walk with Harry; 23 minutes lap swimming to prepare for my tri. I've said it before, swimming doesn't come naturally to me. This will be the hardest part of the tri for me.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,597.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 6.5 hours plus a 2 hour nap with Harry this afternoon. Spark curfew - 11pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 5 veggies.


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.

  
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FREDANN 6/18/2012 8:41PM

    My goodness Nancy, that's what I call a day of good news!! Everything is going so well, I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to read all about your new tri training! You're going to make it this time, I just know it!
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PUDDLEBY 6/17/2012 4:33AM

    I am happy for you!
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JANETRIS 6/16/2012 7:25PM

    Congrats Nancy.....God's timing came through for you! I'm so happy about the 140's for you...that is awesome that you made it. Way to go on the tri training again for you! All such great news. I'm glad Harry is getting better too! Driving will come in time....good luck with your training....Jane emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/16/2012 10:08AM

    emoticonon all! I'm on the run. Enjoy your weekend!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/16/2012 6:11AM

    Nancy everything is going so well for you and you deserve it. You work hard everyday on your journey. Glad Harry is doing so well and he will get his license back soon. keep up the great work.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/16/2012 12:13AM

    gee, i had no idea you were so tall. for some reason i always pictured you as a shorty! how do you like the suit? i tried that one piece on, but liked the fit of the 2 piece better. i could probably use the one piece now though because the 2 is too big! oh well. i bought it a year ago.
bummer about Harry not being able to drive, but some things don't need to be rushed in to.
have you signed up for the tri? i think it is the same day as mine. so, we will tri together at a distance!

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Day 147 Accountability

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thurssday --

What a gorgeous day we had in Chicagoland. We desperately need rain but I'll take the blue skies and sunshine for the weekend. It can rain on Monday! I have Fridays off for the summer, so I'm looking forward to the beautiful weather.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 40 minutes physical therapy exercises and/or massage work; 25 minute bike ride.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,810.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5.5 hours. Spark curfew - 11:30pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 4 veggies.


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.

  
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IUHRYTR 6/15/2012 11:43PM

    Nancy, how close are you to your goal? You've worked so hard and made a lot of progress so I hope it is withing reach. -- Lou

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FREDANN 6/15/2012 10:43PM

    The weather has just been lovely here in Montreal too! Funny how not long ago you were chasing storms, and today you're chasing the sun!! I hope you made the best of your day my friend!!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/15/2012 9:32AM

    We had storms last night and should have a few this evening and tomorrow morning. We need rain something terrible! It's been super duper dry the last few months. I'm glad you're experiencing great weather in Chicagoland. Enjoy the three day weekend! emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/15/2012 7:18AM

    I don't know how you run on so little sleep; but you seem to be doing great! I'll be running on less sleep today but when I do that I usually catch up in a day or two. Too much on my mind last night, I guess. Yet, life is good.
Your accountability has been awesome and it is working! WooHoo!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/15/2012 5:57AM

    So far we have either desert conditions or floods. I'm not asking for anything anymore. Your sleep thingy looks a little short my friend but you keep on ticking like the little bunny. Well done.

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IMSOOZEEQ 6/15/2012 3:35AM

    I really like the way you shared your goals. I can see how putting it out there would help keep you accountable. This gave me some things to think about. Thanks!

Susan

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/15/2012 1:11AM

    Yes! enjoy that beautiful weather while you can! and that extra day off each week too!

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Day 146 Accountability

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday --

It was a rather quiet day today - which is a good thing. It means there wasn't any drama going on. I had my annual evaluation with my boss and got a glowing report. I really like my job, my boss, and the people I work with. Makes going to work every day enjoyable. Harry continues to look and feel better every day. I will take him to his internist on Friday. Hopefully, the doctor will release him to drive on Friday. Life is good!

emoticon1 - Exercise - 40 minutes aerobics, 35 minutes weight training, 10 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,736.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5.5 hours. Spark curfew - 11pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.


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.

  
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FREDANN 6/15/2012 10:40PM

    Another wonderful day! You have such a positive attitude, I love it! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 6/15/2012 12:26AM

    What a joy it must be to work where people cooperate and like going to work. And, continued good news about Harry. emoticon -- Lou

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JOYINKY 6/14/2012 1:07PM

    I'm sure your boss and co-workers feel the same about you! What a great work environment you are blessed with! Glad Harry is progressing well; I hope he gets good news from the internist tomorrow. Your days are going great! Keep up making those healthy decisions for you both!
I have come to love those quiet, uneventful days; I've already experienced enough drama for a lifetime!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/14/2012 11:29AM

    Such good news all the way around!!!!! emoticon

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PUDDLEBY 6/14/2012 8:36AM

    Woohoo! Way to stay on track and congrats on the great work evaluation!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/14/2012 5:53AM

    I concur with Lucky. You are awesome. Very glad Harry is on the mend.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/14/2012 12:10AM

    I would give you a glowing report too!
glad you had a quiet day. i think you probably needed one!
Sweet Dreams!

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Day 145 Accountability

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minutes physical therapy exercises and massage therapy.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,726.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5.5 hours. Spark curfew - 11pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.


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.

  
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FREDANN 6/13/2012 10:16PM

    Awesome day! Well done!
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JOYINKY 6/13/2012 2:18PM

    You are doing great! Proud of you!!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/13/2012 5:12AM

    You continue to move along like a well greased cog in a brand new wheel. Well done my friend.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/13/2012 12:15AM

    easy-peasy! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/12/2012 11:39PM

    Those are all great goals! You can do it.

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Day 144 Accountability

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday --

This morning, my coworker Rebecca, who ran the SheROX triathlon yesterday, brought her medal to work to show us. I surprised her with a congratulatory banner for her door. She loved it - left it up all day and just kept walking under it. At the end of the day, she hung it on her bulletin board.



emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes gentle jogging, 40 minutes weight training, 10 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,592.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 5.5 hours. Spark curfew - 11pm. Sleep tight!
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.


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.

  
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FREDANN 6/13/2012 10:16PM

    I love the banner, what an amazing friend you are!
30 minutes of gentle jogging?? Are you sure? Please be careful not to hurt yourself again!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/13/2012 12:17AM

    what a great treat that was for your friend! you are so sweet and thoughtful!

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DARINGR8LY 6/12/2012 10:45PM

    I love how you posted the banner. It was so clever. You are such an awesome friend. emoticon

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JANETRIS 6/12/2012 1:06PM

    How nice to recognize her hard work! You are a great friend! Looks like you had a great day!

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JOYINKY 6/12/2012 10:00AM

    Great day and I LOVE the Banner too! Recognition at work is especially sweet! WTG!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/12/2012 9:17AM

    What a nice surprise for Rebecca! She deserved it! You're a great co-worker and friend! emoticon

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THINGETTINOUT 6/12/2012 5:23AM

    Nancy that was a really great thing to do for your friend. Recognition of our achievements by others means a great deal. With all you have going on in your life you seem to have time for others. You my friend are a winner.

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