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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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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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Day 143 Accountability

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday --

What a difference a day makes. Each day, Harry is getting better. Thank you for prayers and well wishes. This morning, I left him and went to watch my girlfriends participate in the Naperville SheROX triathlon - the one that I was training for when I injured my knee. I wanted to make sure Harry was set with everything he needed before I left for several hours, so I didn't get there until the bike portion. I didn't find my friends, but got to talking to one of the race crew who was going to open up the roads to traffic after the last biker went by. He told me that I could go ahead and bike the route, so I did -- just in front of the police escort that was protecting the last biker. It was a blast! Then I rode the 5K run route backward and found my friends around mile marker 1. I rode along side them as they walked/jogged to the finish. Snapped a couple of pictures of them, and cried when they crossed the finish line. I don't know why that was so emotional for me, but it was! I see it as such a huge accomplishment - one that I still dream of completing.




emoticon1 - Exercise - 15 mile bike ride to and from, as well as on the bike race course of the SheROX triathlon.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,900. I burned a lot of calories today.
emoticon3 - Sleep - at least 5, plus a couple of hour nap after the bike ride. Spark curfew - 11pm. Night-night.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 6 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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FREDANN 6/13/2012 10:13PM

    I totally understand the emotion of your friends crossing the finish line! And may I add, you are one wonderful friend for accompanying and supporting them the way you did!
I'm so glad Harry continues to feel better!

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DARINGR8LY 6/12/2012 10:43PM

    I can so understand you being emotional. I'm glad you were able to see your friends finish the race.

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MSANITAL 6/12/2012 8:41AM

    Nancy so glad he is on the mend. and congrats on the Tri.. you rocked it..
keep up the good work I have always said you inspire me

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JANETRIS 6/11/2012 10:33PM

    Nancy...I am so glad to hear that Harry is getting better! That is great news. Thanks for posting the tri pics. Oh I cry like a baby at every race at some point. I just thank God that I can move! Congrats to your friends! I bought a new tri suit on clearance at REI this spring...the same one your friends are wearring...LOL!!

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IUHRYTR 6/11/2012 10:31PM

    That was so nice that you could take part unofficially and enjoy seeing your friends finish. Keep that picture in mind as you heal and believe that one day you, too, will join them crossing the finish line, feeling proud of having been dedicated, determined, focused and positive. Good news about Harry. Hoping his healing continues. -- Lou

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PUDDLEBY 6/11/2012 11:37AM

    I'm glad that you got to share in part of that triathlon. It sounds like you had a great day and got lots of exercise in too! Glad to hear that Harry is recovering so well too.
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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/11/2012 11:23AM

    i probably would have cried too. usually at some point during my events i get emotional. must be a girl thing, right? and that is good!

I am so glad that Harry is doing better. i am so glad that you were there the day that Harry got sick! what a blessing!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/11/2012 9:28AM

    Good to hear! I hope each day is better and better. Yeah for your buddies! They rock! I can't imagine doing a triathlon. I could do the running and biking, but no swimming for me. You're such an inspiration. I will do better because of YOU! emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/11/2012 8:14AM

    Glad Harry is on the mend! You are both an admirable person and a great friend! You made the best of your day. WTG!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/11/2012 5:26AM

    Great day my friend and so very happy Harry is coming along. Nineteen mile bike ride. How many kilometers is that? I am going to have to ride so far to catch up lol. Well done and I am just about finished the book.

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REGINACOLEMAN 6/11/2012 12:16AM

  I enjoyed reading your post. I also have a bad right knee; it keeps me from doing a lot of things. I wish it wasn't such a problem b/c I would love to have the motivation to get moving at least 6 days a week. emoticon

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