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Week Ending 2-17-2013 Accountability Blog

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I would like a do-over for last week. Between Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day parties at work, and Valentine's celebrating with Harry and my dad over the weekend, it was not a good food week, as my Weekly Progress food log shows...

I weighed in at 152.6 - up 0.6 pounds from all the partying. The good news is that for Lent, I have decided to get off the computer at 10pm and spend some time in prayer and meditation before falling asleep instead of falling asleep at the computer. So, I have been getting 6 hours of sleep nightly - if not more.

This weekend I will participate in indoor triathlon #4. I signed up with the Experience Triathlon race director/triathlon coach to take a "Run to Become" class. We meet at 5:30 am on Thursday mornings. I'm learning a lot from him -- and I'm forced to go to bed especially early on Wednesday nights so that I can make the 4:30am alarm! One of the ladies from the class shared a great quote today --
"If you're not standing on the edge, you're taking up too much space." What a cool thought to live by!

Wishing you all a fabulous week and weekend. Stand on the edge this 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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    Great Blog.
    1913 days ago
    Great work Nancy.. your on top.. emoticon
    1915 days ago
    All great goals--you can do it! I also have noticed a lot of time slip away from being on the computer. One of my new year's resolutions was to not spend as much time on the computer. Great to get more sleep, too! I like that you're reflecting on last week (wasn't great for me either) and learning from it and moving on! emoticon emoticon
    1918 days ago
    Wishing you much success. Keep inspiring us with your determination and positive attitude. -- Lou
    1918 days ago
    I also love that quote...think I'll use that on some friends at work!! Way to keep at it inspire me to keep at it even when things don't go our way for the week! emoticon
    1918 days ago
    For all you had going on; .6 is not bad. This journey doesn't go in a straight line as long as the path continues down; you're good. Takes serious planning ahead for those bumps in the road but sometimes; they are just worth it! You're still on track with great goals and consistent action. WTG!
    1918 days ago
    Love that quote. Life on the edge is a good thing. Instead of the overstuffed comfy life that is usually in high demand....
    1919 days ago
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