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Day 156 Accountability

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday --

Busy day today. I sang (in the choir) for a funeral this morning, took a walk with Harry and found a 70's chain belt at a garage sale, attended my niece's graduation party, then took an hour bike ride tonight to ride off the extra calories I ate at the graduation party!

emoticon1 - Exercise - 60 minute bike ride, 25 minute walk.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,350. Portillo's beef, fried chicken, potato salad, cupcakes, etc. at graduation party.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8 hours. Spark curfew - 11pm.
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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FREDANN 6/24/2012 10:02PM

    You know I'm reading your blogs and can't believe what a full life you have! I think it's wonderful! You get involved, you support your friends, your church, your family! You truly are a wonderful person!
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JANETRIS 6/24/2012 8:03PM

    Wow....great sleep and fitness! Your chain belt sounds totally groovy! Another fab day for you! emoticon

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Day 155 Accountability

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday --

I love my Fridays off during the summer. I spent much of the day at Centennial Beach with my friends, Cheryl and Rebecca. We chatted about the Danskin Triathlon in August, and decided to go ahead and do it. So, tonight, I signed up for the Super Sprint, which is shorter distances than the sprint race - 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike ride, and 2 mile run. I swam laps with Rebecca today. Rebecca is my friend who did the Naperville triathlon a couple of weeks ago. She swam 1/2 mile in the time that it took me to do about 1/3 mile. I completed the 1/2 mile, but I was exhausted and wondered how I would be able to bike and run after that. My friend Cheryl is a marathon runner, and she's in training for the Chicago marathon. She is on a running schedule and runs 13 miles the day before the triathlon, so we decided to do the super sprint together. I'm really excited! This has been a dream since I ran my first 5K last fall.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minutes swimming.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,084. Margaritas and nacho chips after a long day in the sun. Those 3 Margaritas really added up. Had me rather tipsy, too! But they sure tasted good going down.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8 hours. Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 0 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 6/24/2012 9:59PM

    Gosh Girl, you are piling up the good news again!!! So excited about the triathlon, you are going to do that one and we will be right here cheering you on!!
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PUDDLEBY 6/23/2012 6:32PM

    Woohoo about the triathlon. You are making quite a comeback! Good for you and the best of luck of course!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/23/2012 3:14PM

    Very nice! TI could never do a triatholon. You're amazing!

Three margaritas? WOW girl! emoticon

I signed up for WW online again. I'm making my husband do it with me. If he wants something else to eat, he's on his own. I guess if you starve, you'll lose weight, too!

Have a great weekend!!!

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JOYINKY 6/23/2012 9:42AM

    You are so blessed to have active friends to do things with. Calories were more than fine for a day like that. But, it does illustrate that when we have beverages with calories and snacks; to keep our calories inbounds we bypass healthy choices like veggies. Once in awhile, not a problem. I am in awe of your, and your friends, goals! WTG!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/23/2012 4:54AM

    Half mile swim. I would need a life jacket . You amaze me with what you do.

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LALMEIDA 6/22/2012 11:38PM

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Day 154 Accountability

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday --

We got a teeny bit of rain today; not nearly enough for this draught that we are experiencing. Harry hasn't been able to mow his grass for 3 weeks, and it hasn't needed it, either. That's how long it's been since we had significant rain. Harry's appointment with his surgeon got postponed AGAIN. Now it's scheduled for Monday. The surgeon told him 4-6 weeks recovery, so I guess he's in no rush to see Harry and release him!

emoticon1 - Exercise - 60 minutes of physical therapy exercises and foam roller therapy; 30 minute massage. Did you know that Spark counts massage as cardio? I guess it's working the muscles I just don't usually sweat during a massage.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,986. I had to have ice cream on this hot day.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 6 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 6/24/2012 9:53PM

    We finally had a little bit of rain today, a first in 2 weeks! I sure hope that's the end of that heat wave! Great job again Nancy!

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JOYINKY 6/22/2012 10:14AM

    I have the hoses running now; the predicted rains keep passing us by! You had a great day yesterday! I consider an occasional emoticona good decision. Be well.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/22/2012 9:46AM

    I hear ya on the rain! We finally had a storm Wednesday night and got a tad over 2 inches! More than we've had all year! The high on Sunday is 103! Gonna be a hot, hot, hot weekend!

So glad to hear about Harry. Sounds good. Also, you got some sleep! And some ice cream! And a massage! NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JANETRIS 6/22/2012 9:07AM

    A great day for you Nancy! I'm glad Harry is doing well. In this case it's nice not to be seen by a doc...sure beats all the tests and docs from a couple weeks ago! We haven't mowed out lawn our lawn for 2 weeks...funny it's been like August weather here! Have a great weekend...Jane

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THINGETTINOUT 6/22/2012 6:33AM

    Another great day Nancy. As for the surgeon. After my bypass he cancelled two appointments and then just said by all reports I was good and didn't need to see him.

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Day 153 Accountability

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday --

Happy Summer Solstice! It was a hot day today - 95* and 14 degrees above the average. I had my weight training class tonight. Gratefully, our teacher let us do the aerobic portion indoors, in air conditioning, but I was still sweating bullets! Burned 462 calories.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 30 minutes walk/jog; 45 minutes weight training; 5 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,511.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 6 hours. Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
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 6/24/2012 9:24PM

    Well done!! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/21/2012 10:36PM

    sounds like a great class, pumping iron and sweating bullets! yay!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/21/2012 9:24AM

    She's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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THINGETTINOUT 6/21/2012 6:20AM

    There is a lot of that bullet sweating going on my friend. Another great day in Nancy's life. Well done.

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JOYINKY 6/20/2012 11:38PM

    Another great day! Hot here too; not even a breeze for our walk tonight. Have shortened the walk for these hot evenings.

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Day 152 Accountability

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday --

Harry's appointment with the surgeon was postponed today. He was itching to drive, so he drove over to my house tonight. He hasn't driven in 2.5 weeks and said it felt weird! He's feeling much better. He took all his steri-strips off his incision. He asked me if he looked like Frankenstein! I said, "Maybe a little bit." It looks a lot better without the steri-strips on it. They drew attention to the incision. He'll be healed before long.

emoticon1 - Exercise - unplanned rest day. Went to my dad's for dinner with my sister and Harry, then watched the basketball game with Harry.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,592.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 6 hours. Spark curfew - 9pm.
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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FREDANN 6/20/2012 11:14PM

    You did great with your calories and spent time with your loved ones! I'd call this a pretty awesome day!
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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/20/2012 11:11PM

    emoticonAwesome that Harry is doing better.
Did they tell him vitamin E to speed the healing? My mother is always shoving that stuff at us. I ignored her like all stubborn, bratty daughters do...I think it would've helped witht he stretching after kidlets. I don't know if it's the same for guys though, how well it works.
145 by the end of June...YOU ROCK. You always motivate me with your example.


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JANETRIS 6/20/2012 2:11PM

    So nice to hear that Harry is doing better! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/20/2012 9:31AM

    Sounds like a great day! Glad Harry is coming along well. Dinner with your dad, too. Nice! emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/20/2012 8:44AM

    Another successful day; although it didn't go as planned---time was well spent! You're doing great!

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THINGETTINOUT 6/20/2012 5:51AM

    Good day my friend and glad harry is doing well.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/19/2012 10:16PM

    Good day. Way to stick with it!

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