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Week Ending 2-10-2013 Accountability Blog

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

On Sunday, February 10, I participated in my 3rd indoor triathlon. I have 2 more indoor triathlons to go. My totals were very close to the last race, but not better. My distance for race #2 was 8.733 miles. The distance for race #3 was 8.552. Since this is a triathlon series, they combine the scores. I'm not doing bad for an old lady - still beating the distances for women a few decades younger than me. But, I'm not in the top 3 for the money. This particular series only pays out for the top 3 overall - regardless of age. Where is the respect for the elderly these days?

As you can see from my Weekly Progress food log below, I carbo loaded the night before the race -- and it looks like I was carbo loading before that, too. Gotta get a grip on my food. I ate garlic bread as part of my carbo load along with my pasta - and I kept burping garlic during the race. Note to self - no garlic bread the night before a race.



Not surprising, my weight went up a bit this week - 152.0 -- up 0.4 pounds. Thank goodness for Lent and fasting! Since my New Year's resolution to get 6 hours of sleep nightly isn't happening often enough, I set my intention for Lent to get offline at 10pm and spend some time in prayer and meditation before bed. That should get me closer to getting 6 hours of sleep.

Enjoy your week.
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February 2013 accountability goals --
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.
2) - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of 2013. I started 2013 at 153.8.
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.
5) - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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LEANNROCKS 2/19/2013 12:41AM

    I just wanna punch anyone who labels you as old! Of course, I'd be punching them for calling me old as well, but it sounds much more righteous to be defending anothers integrity!

You are so amazing!

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IUHRYTR 2/17/2013 11:26PM

    I admire you for all the training you have put in and for your determination and positive attitude. I'm looking forward to reading of your successes in the upcoming competitions. -- Lou

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JANETRIS 2/17/2013 8:34PM

    Who figured out how to give out the prizes??? That is so unfair! You deserve a prize just for doing it! emoticon or emoticon emoticon Way to work hard Nancy!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 2/14/2013 12:11AM

    Well, if it was up to me, I would give you all the money! You are doing great! So proud of you and your great physical accomplishment. Don't make me call you! Lol. I already broke my first day of lent, a friend texted me when we were traveling today and by the time I got Tim he was already in church, so I had NO choice but to text the reply back. I'll do better. I am sure that you will too!
Have a Blessed week!

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JOYINKY 2/13/2013 9:15PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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NMSUSTUDENT 2/13/2013 7:57PM

    Quote: "People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine."─Brian Tracy


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Week Ending 2-3-2013 Accountability Blog

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Kind of a crazy week last week. I was over my calorie allotment about half of the days, but lost 1 pound in spite of that. I weighed in at 151.6 this morning. I have been working out daily, so that helps burn up the extra calories. I ate pizza and ice cream while watching the Super Bowl. I'm back on track now.
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Here's my Weekly Progress report --


I have indoor triathlon #3 this weekend - and then two more after that over the next 3 weeks. What was I thinking? Remind me next year if I say I'm going to sign up for that many races. They've been fun, but my knees felt it for several days after triathlon #2. I think I need more rest in between.
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I'm keeping the same accountability goals for February. I'm doing well with these, and I want to make them life habits. Except for the sleep thing - I am still struggling to get 6+ hours of sleep. I did not do as I said I would this past week - get off the computer at 10pm. That will be my goal this next week. If you see me on Spark or Facebook after 10pm, I give you permission to call me out on it! Thanks.

Have a great week.
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February 2013 accountability goals --
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.
2) - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of 2013. I started 2013 at 153.8.
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.
5) - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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JANETRIS 2/6/2013 7:55PM

    Great accountability Nancy! I have faith you will get that sleep in some how!! emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 2/5/2013 10:59PM

    Don't know if you are asleep yet, but I just texted sweet dreams to you. Hope you have all your required hours of dreams in!

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CATHEMARIE 2/5/2013 9:52PM

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LINDA! 2/5/2013 9:23PM

    Very good! emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/5/2013 8:34PM

    emoticon Keep doing what you're doing!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 2/5/2013 5:37PM

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Hooe you enjoy your tri this weekend & then get the emoticon you need. ;)


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Week Ending 1-27-2013 Accountability Blog

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'm a couple of days late with my weekly accountability blog. It was a wild weekend, so I just got my food log caught up. I participated in the 2nd of 4 indoor triathlons on Sunday. I finished 1st in my division, but there was only 1 other athlete in my division! I should have kept that little tid bit to myself! Overall, I finished 29th out of 63 female athletes. There were only 3 or 4 athletes that were my age or older, so at 59 going on 60 years old, I beat out a lot of 20 - 40 year olds!
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Here's my food log for the week. A couple of days were over my calorie limit. Saturday, I carbo loaded for my triathlon.


I weighed in on Tuesday at 152.8, so I'm down a pound. I'm doing well with working out almost every day. On the days where I was pressed for time and didn't have a class or couldn't get to the health club, I did some of the Spark videos. They are pretty good!
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Sleep continues to elude me. I have to start getting ready for bed at 10pm. That's the only way I'm going to get close to 6 hours of sleep. I get up at 5:15 to go to the health club before work. I just get to reading and writing on Spark and Facebook, and time slips away from me! Some nights, it's 1am before I start getting ready for bed.
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Wishing you a fabulous week!
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January 2013 accountability goals --
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.
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.
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.
5) - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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IUHRYTR 2/2/2013 6:43PM

    emoticon with the workouts. emoticon -- Lou

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JANETRIS 2/1/2013 3:42PM

    Way to show those younguns'! You ROCK!! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/31/2013 9:53PM

    Awesomeness all wrapped up in a pretty little package! ! thats you! Congratulations on kicking some kiddo behineys! what a great feeling that must be!
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LEANNROCKS 1/31/2013 1:54PM

    I am so inspired to be a machine just like you. You are wonderful, regardless of age.

(You're gonna have to tell me how you put your nutrition table in a blog!)

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JOYFULMOMTO5 1/30/2013 11:43PM

    emoticon great goals! emoticon

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JOYINKY 1/30/2013 11:23PM

    emoticon Congratulations on the triatholon! You are doing great overall; BUT, you know as well as I do that sleep is important! You need to find a way to shut down earlier. I know it's hard. Love being retired! Isn't it fun being "in shape"??! Keep up the good choices! emoticon

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Life from the seat of a tractorů.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I got the following in an email today and thought I'd share it with you. Some great wisdom here! Which one is your favorite?

Life from the seat of a tractorů.
An old farmer's Words of Wisdom we could all live by....
The last quote fits everyone...whoever you are!



A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered....not yelled.

Meanness don't just happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about, ain't never gonna happen anyway.

Don't judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

Timin' has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with,
watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

Live simply, love generously, care deeply,

Speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.

Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

And finally, know that God cares 'bout you and so do I....have a good one!

  
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IUHRYTR 1/25/2013 8:16PM

    Words of wisdom indeed spiced with humor. -- Lou

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MCSNYDER1 1/25/2013 3:19PM

    Oh, Nancy! Thank you for sharing this. I love it!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/25/2013 12:57PM

    Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
That one really hits home since we have had a lot of escapees on the farm the past few weeks.

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LEANNROCKS 1/25/2013 11:40AM

    Nancy, great blog. My fav?

Words that soak into your ears are whispered....not yelled.

Thanks for sharing.

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JOYINKY 1/24/2013 8:40PM

    I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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JANETRIS 1/24/2013 7:24PM

    Good reading! Lots to think about....thanks! emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 1/24/2013 4:06PM

    The are all great, I will copy them and share along the way. Thanks

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JOYFULMOMTO5 1/24/2013 12:50PM

    Love this emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 1/24/2013 12:44PM

    I love your blog. My friend just got married and moved to Wisconsin and now her husband has her driving the tractor. I will send this to her.

Thank you.

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MIATIA1 1/24/2013 12:08PM

    Oh my there are to many that hit a spot for a favorite on any given day. Today
"Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer" would best fit my mood. I think I'll just copy and paste and enjoy them all. THANKS........

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ALICIA214 1/24/2013 11:32AM

 

Beautiful words Thank you for sharing!!

And god words to live by!!!

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Week Ending 1-20-2013 Accountability Blog

Monday, January 21, 2013

It was a good week. School is back in session. I'm taking Strength Training and Gentle Yoga classes this semester, so getting daily exercise has been going well. Last Sunday, I participated in an indoor triathlon - my first indoor tri. I rocked the spin bike, did pretty well on the treadmill, but tanked in the pool. My overall finish was 10th place out of all female athletes - regardless of age.

It was a good week food-wise. With the exception of Friday, I was below my calorie goal of 1750 calories. I had friends over on Friday night and ate dessert with them. Below is my food log for the past week --


I'm following the Shaklee 180 fat loss program, so have been blending my fruit in my Smoothees daily - YUM! I'm also eating plenty of veggies.

My downfall is still getting 6+ hours of sleep. The weekends are no problem - I got 8 hours each night over the weekend. But weeknights, I'm only getting about 5 hours. I need to give myself a bedtime curfew.

Here's to another good week!
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January 2013 accountability goals --
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.
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.
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.
5) - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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LEANNROCKS 1/24/2013 7:06PM

    How cool that you posted your nutrition for the week inside your blog! I am especially impressed with the amount of fiber you get.

Now, about that bedtime . . .

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MSANITAL 1/23/2013 6:24PM

    wow Nan way to go.. emoticon sounds like you did great with the indoor tri..
and sounds like your right on track.

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JANETRIS 1/23/2013 4:56PM

    Way to work at it and change it up a bit! Love that you are getting that yoga in...you will be a bendable pretzel from it!! Nice working staying accountable! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/22/2013 7:39PM

    Great job on being accountable. Your fitness classes sound great, sometimes I wish I lived in town so I could participate in more classes and such. Keep up the good work! I am using shakeology. It's pretty good stuff.!

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IUHRYTR 1/21/2013 2:03PM

    Good going on your race. emoticon emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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JOYFULMOMTO5 1/21/2013 10:10AM

    emoticon work! Way to go on the tri! I have no doubt your swimming skills will get to where you want them to be in no time at all. I think these accountability blogs are great. You have inspired me to start blogging mine. emoticon emoticon
Hope you have another awesome week of reaching your goals! The future looks so bright!! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 1/21/2013 9:48AM

    emoticon A great week Nancy! Solid, admirable goals and you are following through! Success will be yours, you're walking the walk! WTG on the indoor tri, I'm sure you had a lot of younger competition! No separation of times by age?? Regardless, definitely a personal victory!

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GEORGIAGIRL26 1/21/2013 8:42AM

    emoticon Sounds like you are doing in the right direction.
Don't worry about over on Friday it happens on occasion.
Just keep exercise and doing what you are doing.
Hope that you have a great day! Holly emoticon

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QUEENMOXIE 1/21/2013 8:36AM

    Sounds like you are doing great. You look fantastic. emoticon on the triathlon...and you look like you have a plan that is doable...I cut back on fruit, too. emoticon

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