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Day 1 accountability

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

OK, there are still left-over Christmas cookies in the house. I can see that if I go an entire week without reporting, I could get pretty far off track. So, here's the truth from yesterday. I'm coming clean.

Monday, January 7, 2013

emoticon 1 - 30 minutes on the elliptical/stair stepper combo machine followed by 5 minutes of stretching.
emoticon 2 - 2,173 calories. I indulged in the leftover Christmas cookies last night - and again this morning for breakfast. I brought them to work so they are gone now, but today's calories probably won't be any prettier than yesterday's.
emoticon 3 - I was IN bed for 5.5 hours. My cell phone, which is my alarm clock, decided to be nothing but a blank screen last evening. So my sleep was somewhat restless worrying that the alarm wouldn't go off this morning. It did go off, fortunately, and the phone is now fixed thanks to remote trouble shooting from Verizon.
emoticon 4 - Got my fruit and 4 veggies in.
emoticon 5 - Got my 8+ glasses of water in.

I'm signing up for the indoor tri as soon as I finish this blog. No more procrastinating and excuse making. Even though I don't think I'm ready for a tri (I was sick over the holidays and really didn't work out much), I'm never going to get ready by procrastinating.


January 2013 accountability goals --
emoticon 1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes/day 6 days/week. Per the book, "Younger Next Year for Women," I am going to shoot for 6 days a week of exercise - 2 days of strength training (I'm taking a strength training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly treadmill, elliptical, or online videos at this time of year.
emoticon 2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1750 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of 2013. I started 2013 at 153.8.
emoticon 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.
emoticon 4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
emoticon 5 - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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WISHICOULDFLY 1/9/2013 6:58AM

    Nice work ditching the cookies! In fact great job on everything! -Connie

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FITGRL124 1/8/2013 9:01PM

    Glad that you were able to get rid of those cookies but more importantly you got those FREGGIES in! emoticon

Well done friend! Well done!

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KARENE10 1/8/2013 8:44PM

    emoticon on signing up for the indoor tri and getting FOUR veggies in emoticon

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JOYINKY 1/8/2013 1:19PM

    I made sure all mine left with the guests; if the are here, they beg to be eaten! Discount the cookies; a temporary bump in the road, you're doing well. Start negotiating now for a healthy Valentines day. Flowers are nice. ;)

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EMILYROSEBUD 1/8/2013 1:16PM

    I took my kids old Halloween candy to work last week... I'm glad I'm not the only one who dumps their sweets off on the coworkers!! Love your blog. I ate Christmas cookies for breakfast a couple times a few weeks ago. I'd still be doing it if I had the, around! Good for you-out of sight, out of mind!
Ps: DO THE INDOOR TRI! You got this!!! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/8/2013 11:47AM

    Those holiday leftover cookies were the first thing to go. We actually had a gorging event on New Year's Eve and what didn't get eaten got tossed!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 1/8/2013 11:42AM

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ANDREWMOM 1/8/2013 11:42AM

    Threw mine out... SMART COOKIE!

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January 2013 accountability goals

Monday, January 07, 2013

I started accountability blogging last January after seeing how well my Spark Buddy FREDANN did with it. She lost 6 pounds in December of 2011 while I gained. I thought that I would start accountability blogging again. I may not do it daily. With my work and homework schedule, it got hard to do it daily last year and I just quit doing it. So, this won't necessarily be a daily blog, but I'll try to do it weekly.

January 2013 accountability goals --
emoticon 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 strength training (I'm taking a strength training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly treadmill, elliptical, or online videos at this time of year.
emoticon 2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1750 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of 2013. I started 2013 at 153.8.
emoticon 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.
emoticon 4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
emoticon 5 - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

I'm contemplating doing an indoor triathlon this weekend, but I haven't been working out regularly, so not sure how well I will do. Maybe that would be a good benchmark. They have another indoor tri in March. I could compare my progress from January to March!
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FITGRL124 1/8/2013 8:58PM

    Awesome Nancy! I cannot wait to follow you on this journey. 2013 is bright! emoticon

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JANETRIS 1/8/2013 10:03AM

    Way to go Nancy! Use what works for you!! Great goals! emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 1/8/2013 8:36AM

    AWESOME thank you Nan, I was just going to link your accountability blogs for Emily to see. I loved keeping up with you when you journied and shared this way as well.
Again, I want to do this to keep it in front of my face.

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/8/2013 6:00AM

    Sound like goals that everyone should be reaching for!!

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IUHRYTR 1/7/2013 11:22PM

    You should have no trouble reaching your goals. They are all achievable. Go for it! -- Lou

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/7/2013 9:16PM

    An indoor tri sounds fun. I did a couple of those for practice last year all by myself. Hard to believe, but I actually like the open water swim better than a pool swim. Go figure! Looking forward to reading all about it.

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LEANNROCKS 1/7/2013 5:42PM

    How inspiring! I wanna be like Nancy!

You Rock!

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JOYINKY 1/7/2013 5:35PM

    Off to a great start Nancy! Goals keep us moving in a positive direction; it's possible to change the route and still get there as long as you keep on moving! WTG!

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The importance of water

Friday, January 04, 2013

For those who are tracking water to make sure they are getting enough, thought that I'd share a couple of photos to encourage you.



  
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EMILYROSEBUD 1/8/2013 10:22AM

    Thanks, Nan! What great reminders!! Yesterday was a good day, and today is going to be good too! I'll drink lotsa water and report back! emoticon emoticon

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LEANNROCKS 1/6/2013 8:19AM

    Plus, think of all the steps you log with all those bathroom trips!

win-win!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 1/6/2013 7:18AM

    SO true (it keeps ya regular too).
I'm trying harder to get it today. It works so well.
Thank you, Nan! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/5/2013 9:26PM

    We need to post those in the kitchen!

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CLWALDRO 1/5/2013 8:06PM

    I have no problem with getting enough water. I know this helps me keep my body in the best shape it can be and I get to use the extra calories saved on good food emoticon

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IUHRYTR 1/5/2013 4:37PM

    Drinking enough water throughout the day is hard for me because it tastes so plain to me. When I add water flavorings, it gets easier. -- Lou

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/5/2013 9:50AM

    It is true. I need to remind myself of this DAILY.

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KITKAT717 1/5/2013 8:16AM

    Great blog!!! Thanks for the motivation!!

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JOYINKY 1/4/2013 10:51PM

    emoticon Early on I had to break habits that triggered me to eat. Silly games but they worked. One of my habits when bored was to sigh take a deep breath and exhale "I'm hungry"Didn't take long to break that! For every "I'm hungry" I had to immediately say: "I'm thirsty!", "I'm thirsty!", "I'm thirsty!" Yep, 3 for one and it worked! My other nemisis was "I'm tired!" had to replace that with 3 "I'm energized!'s" That worked too, silly; but definitely an attention getter. Break the habit of mindless habits and mindless eating! emoticon

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JANETRIS 1/4/2013 9:31PM

    I can so relate to the second poster! Thanks Nancy emoticon

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SEESKO 1/4/2013 9:24PM

    Been drinking a gallon of water daily for the last four days. I think it makes a big diffrence.

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Why do I workout?

Friday, January 04, 2013

  
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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/5/2013 9:26PM

    Amen Sister!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/4/2013 9:28AM

    Me too!!! I haven't broken my resolution yet and today is day 4! Yippee!

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GOLFGMA 1/4/2013 7:05AM

    Thanks for all the reminders. emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/4/2013 6:32AM

    Definitely stress relief!

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ABC's about me

Monday, December 31, 2012

From my friend Sheila (LuckyDogFarm) via her friend NatPlummer.

A - Available or married: Available, but in a serious relationship, so not really available but not yet married either.
B - Book: "Younger Next Year for Women" by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD. I need to reread it every January to get my year off on the right foot.
C - Cake or pie: Cake and pie - can't I have both?
D - Drink of choice: Water - love it!
E - Essential item: hate to say it buy my cell phone
F - Favorite color: Teal
G - Game to play or watch: Yahtzee and puzzles lately
H - Hometown: Lombard, IL
I - Indulgence: Chocolate
J - Job: administrative assistant to Dean or Learning Resources and Shaklee distributor
K - Kids and names: no children of my own, but 15 nieces & nephews and 11 great-nieces & nephews!
L - Life is incomplete without: God (gotta agree with Sheila on this one)
M - Music group : Trans Siberian Orchestra - just saw their concert last night - amazing!
N - Number of siblings: 5 brothers and 3 sisters
O - Oranges or apples: Both, but if I had to put them in order of preference, probably apple first.
P - Phobias/fears: death by fire
Q - Favorite quote: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." ~ Philippians 4:8
R - Reason to smile: I am loved. (Stealing Sheila's answer, because it's true!)
S - Season: Spring - the promise of new life
T - Tattoos: No way, too chicken! I saw my friend get one. She was in pain during and after.
U - Unknown fact about me: I'm a hopeless romantic.
V - Vegetable you love: zucchini
W - Worst habit: procrastinating
X - X-rays: arms, legs, fingers, wrists, toes, chest, Dexascan... need I go on?
Y - Your favorite food: Shaklee 180 smoothies nancyhaines.myshaklee180.com/us/en/
Z - Zodiac sign: Aries, but I don't do the horoscope thing

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 1/2/2013 12:15PM

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/2/2013 9:48AM

    So glad I caught this blog! You're an amazing woman! emoticon

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LEANNROCKS 1/2/2013 4:39AM

    You are the only person I've ever known that shares my favorite color!

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JOYINKY 12/31/2012 9:52PM

    Fun. Thanks for sharing!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/31/2012 9:23PM

    Never would have dreamed that you were a hopeless romantic, said no one ever! Hahaha!!! Death by fire, oh my. That does sound bad. Shadrach and all lived through it. Bet you will too.

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BARBANNA 12/31/2012 7:38PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/31/2012 6:01PM

    emoticon ...hopeless romantic? Ya, I guessed that one. I really feel like we're related.

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