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Day 163 Accountability

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Saturday --

We got a ittle bit of rain Saturday morning, but it cleared up quickly so I could swim some laps. I had lunch with Dad,and made a big veggie wrap for dinner with all the CSA veggies we picked up on Friday. Then we attended a chairty fundraiser at Zanies Comedy Club.

I did not make my goal weight of 145 in June. I looked back at my Spark page and realized that I had written that as my goal by December 2012, not June. I guess I thought that training for the tri, it would happen faster. But, I also have more of an appetite as my exercise increases. I am weight training now. My clothes are getting looser on me, I'm losing inches, but not as many pounds. I'm not disappoined. I think that I'll make my July goal to lose 2 pounds. I weighed in at 150.0 on Thursday, so my July 31 goal weight is 148.0 pounds.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 35 minute swim.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,002. I was doing good until the 2 Margaritas at the Comedy Club. There was a 2 drink minimum. Never dawned on me that the drinks could be diet soda!
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8 hours. Spark curfew - 5pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 5 veggies.


July 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. I'm also taking a golf class in July.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1700 per day. Goal weight is 148 pounds by end of July.
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.
4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.

  
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FREDANN 7/2/2012 9:58PM

    OMG!! You are doing so well! You are patient and consistent, and the results are showing! Who cares about the scale! What's important is that your looking and feeling great! I believe a big WOOHOO is in order!!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 7/1/2012 9:25PM

    Inches are better than pounds!!!! It's how the clothes feel. I hate the scale, but I too get on it every day to keep on track. My goal is to lose 2 lbs. a week. We can do it!!!
Good job on the sleep! I'm so very proud of you!!!


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JOYINKY 7/1/2012 8:42PM

    Nan, You are doing much better on the sleep! Calories need tweaking to lose; but you know that. Glad to see sensible goals for July. Having a good social life is a blessing, but challenging. Have a great July!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/1/2012 5:55PM

    You are doing fantastic! Way to go

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Day 162 Accountabiity

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday --

Today was the first pickup of our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA). We got all kinds of interesting veggies - Swiss chard, bok choy, Komatsuna, kale, garlic scapes, Hakurei turnips, sage, scallions, snap peas, broccoli, zuccini, and summer squash. I made a whole wheat veggie pizza tonight using a lot of the veggies - except for the leafy ones. The pizza was awesome! I'm making a crock pot of beef barley/veggie soup tonight, too. That will be lunch tomorrow. Have you ever had kale chips? That was one of the recipes they gave us. They said kids love it! So, I'm going to try making that, too. I'm enjoying trying new veggies that I don't usually buy.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minute bike ride; 35 minute walk.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,930. I was over calories for the day, but they were healthy calories, no refined carbs. I had hunger pangs today, but I attributed them to the exercise that I did. The sugary or salty foods didn't call me today, thank goodness.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 8.5 hours. Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 7 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 6/30/2012 8:46PM

    What a great day you had, sleep and everything!! Well done! I've never had kale, not the kale chips either. It will be interesting to read your comments on it!
Happy cooking my friend!

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JANETRIS 6/30/2012 5:34PM

    Great job on the sleep! Love the kale chips and the veggie soup! You are making veggies sound chic!! Have fun in the kitchen! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/30/2012 1:30PM

    I made kale chips last year, too. Not interested in making them again. Nuff said. Glad to hear all the other yummies you go. We love swiss chard, scallions, snap peas, broccoli, zuccini, and summer squash. We made a frittata with whatever we could find in the fridge this am for breakfast. Delish! Enjoy your weekend, darlin'! I'm off to clean the upstairs since it's so darned HOT outside!!! 105 today. 100s all next week. WTH??? emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/30/2012 12:32PM

    Great on the sleep and a definite boost in veggies! Good things! Enjoy exploring new things with the less traditional veggies; sounds like you're off to a good start! I did the Kale chips once, but since it was once, I guess they were OK but I didn't feel they were worth the bother. I will be interested in knowing what you think.

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Day 161 Accountability

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday --

I should know better. After Wednesday's refined carb overload from attending 3 retirement parties, I craved carbs all day Thursday. We went to a Mexican restaurant for a board luncheon and started in on the nacho chips before my meal arrived. All afternoon, I craved something sweet. I went to Harry's for dinner and made us big chef's salads. But after dinner, I told him I felt like being really bad. I ate Special K cracker chips, reduced fat Nilla wafers, and an ice cream sandwich. I spent the rest of the evening in a food coma - passed out in the reclining chair. I hate that feeling. I resolve to do better today.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minutes physical therapy and foam roller exercises.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,588.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 6 hours. Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 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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JOYINKY 6/29/2012 9:43PM

    I think to do all that and still be under 3000 calories is pretty amazing. But you don't want to link many days like that together. Best time to get back on track is now; and I know you will! Be well.

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FREDANN 6/29/2012 4:32PM

    Now you know how I've been feeling lately! I can't seem to be able to stop eating, and refined carbs are what I crave! It's so hard to come out of that phase once I fall into it! But if the past months proved anything is that you are a champion at getting back on track. So I have complete faith in you, I know you'll do better today!
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PUDDLEBY 6/29/2012 12:23PM

    Hi Nancy I have had the same experience. Once I have a high carb day, or a high calorie day, the next day that I have set my mind to being back on track is like my body is in withdrawal. I really have to fight my cravings. But then it gets back to normal after that. And yes, I do get very sleepy if I have a lot of carbs. Horrible feeling (you would think I would learn.....)


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Day 160 Accountability

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday --

I got the book "Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond" in the mail today. I'm so excited! This book is awesome. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it. My Spark friend Peter and I were reading the men's version of the book at the same time. It took me a few chapters to realize that the book was written for men and that there was a women's version available. But I was on my storm chasing trip at the time, so I finished reading the men's version. Now I know everything to expect to happen to a man as he ages! I bought a used women's book on Amazon for $1.99, but it's a brand new book! Cost $3.99 to ship it to me - still cheaper than buying it new. I couldn't put the men's version down. It's very easy and entertaining reading. And it really made me more committed to my healthy lifestyle. If you need a kick in the pants to stay on track, this book just might do it for you!

June 30 is the end of the fiscal year and the end of a four-year contract at school. Under the new contract, retirement benefits have been reduced. So there are a lot of people retiring under the current contract. Today, there were 3 retirement parties to go to. Refined carbs were abundant at all 3 parties. Veggies were not.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 25 minutes aerobic drills; 40 minutes strength training; 5 minutes stretching.
emoticon2 - Calories - 2,133.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 6 hours. Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 2 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 6/29/2012 4:27PM

    Great day you party gal!! You did great again, I love how commited you are!
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JANETRIS 6/28/2012 9:31PM

    I know what you mean about the party food! The healthy choices sometimes aren't there... I kinda want to add that book to my reading list. Gosh I have so many now....it's crazy! Another great day for you Nancy...WTG!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/28/2012 12:02PM

    I'm getting the book today! Thanks, Nancy! I'll read over my long weekend and while on the treadmill. emoticon Have a carrot for me.

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JOYINKY 6/28/2012 8:41AM

    Even with the parties you had a good day; definitely not a "gain" day. I often take veggies, and or deviled eggs to parties if it's where everyone brings something. Gives me something with protein and munchies. Oh, the temptations! Had a piece of butterfinger pie at my daughters Tues. night that was so good! One piece is not a problem anymore. All the more enjoyable but doesn't knock me out of wack. Nothing forbidden. Life is good. Be well.

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Day 159 Accountability

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday --

I had a chat with my physical therapist today. I told her some of the things that I've been doing in my weight training class - like running stadium stairs. She put a stop to that. She said that if I'm going to do this tri, then no stair running, no squats, and no lunges. I'll gladly gives those up! They are not my favorites.

Harry and I had our pictures taken for our church's 50th anniversary yearbook. Here's the photo we had taken together. We had separate portraits taken for the church directory, since we're not an "official" married couple yet. But I wanted a nice portrait of us, which the photographers were more than willing to do.


emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minutes physical therapy exercises and massage; 30 minute bike ride.
emoticon2 - Calories - 1,615.
emoticon3 - Sleep - 4 hours. Spark curfew - 10:30pm. Gotta catch up after the short night last night.
emoticon4 - Freggies - 1 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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IUHRYTR 6/27/2012 11:11PM

    Beautiful picture! Sounds like the therapist is worried about your knees. Be careful as you heal. -- Lou

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JANETRIS 6/27/2012 12:23PM

    I kinda wondered about the stadium stairs. Glad she put a stop to it! What a lovely pic of you and Harry! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/27/2012 9:39AM

    I emoticon the picture of you and Harry!!! You two look so happy!!!

Wow! No squats or lunges? Whatever the physical therapist says! Dang. I need to get on your massage schedule. Someday.

Looks like you didn't get your emoticon. You need to catch up tonight sweetie!

Have a great Wednesday! It's my Friday. Looks like I will have two whole days to myself. Don't worry. I have plans for ME!!! emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/27/2012 7:46AM

    Good advice from the PT. Great picture. Be sure to get some sleep; it's what makes all the rest work! Be well.

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FREDANN 6/26/2012 11:39PM

    It sounds like your physical therapist gave you some good advice!
Oh my goodness!!! You and Harry look amazing together!! And you, my dear, are beautiful!!
Now get some sleep, you deserve it!!
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JC____ 6/26/2012 11:24PM

    I like your accountability goals for June. Sounds like you are doing great!
-Joyce
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