Day 12, 88 days left...
The Google spreadsheet is HERE. Click on it and make sure to put an X on the days you follow through.
Better Health Article: The Best Healthy Snacks in Your Supermarket- 24 snacks that "satisfy without calorie overkill." The author writes that "these may not be "perfect" snacks, mind you. Some are a bit higher in sugar, saturated fat, or sodium than I would like. But most have:
- Enough calories to be satisfying, but not so many that the snack becomes a meal.
- Less fat and saturated fat than other similar snacks.
- Whole grain and fiber, protein, and/or other nutrients that give them staying power.
Here are my picks for healthier supermarket snacks, whether you feel like having something sweet, something cool and creamy, something crunchy, or something hot and filling."
I thought I would continue the snack theme through the weekend because we are getting a lot of good ideas and I want to hear more. I compiled a list below of ideas you have posted so far:
turkey wrapped in lettuce
mixed nuts (almonds)
apple slices (w/peanut butter or almond butter)
Greek yogurt (Zoi or Fage 2% w/packet of Stevia)
hummus w/carrots or celery
homemade whole wheat bread
celery w/peaut butter
This morning Jake got in his run with the dog, then at 11am I got my run in. It was my first post-surgery run on Bountiful Blvd, and I went 4 miles. The most I've run before today since the surgery, has been a little over 3 so today was a big milestone. I did it in 43 minutes and had to walk twice for about 30 seconds to get my breathing under control, but my goal was to just focus on the mileage not speed, so I feel good about it. I just can't remind myself that this time last year I could have run it 8+ minutes faster. I tell you, running with a good chunk of your lung gone is HARD. The hills were the worst. The last hill I reminded myself of my mom who is dealing with a knee injury right now and would love to run but can't. I'm just grateful I can get out there, despite how hard it is and how slow I am. Today is a good day.
So, my 8 year old Ben asked Jake if he was doing the 100-day challenge, and then asked him what he was doing. Ben said he could do something for the challenge, too, so we talked about his goals and he told me what he wanted to do. I'm so proud of him and am happy he understands how important exercise is. His goal is to play basketball 3 times a week and do 10 push-ups twice a week. (He also goes to taekwondo twice a week.) Ben is really obsessed with basketball right now. His great-grandparents gave him a basketball for his birthday and with the weather being nice the past week or two, he's been out almost every day. On Tuesday nights we have our "Biggest Loser Date Night." He gets to stay up with me and watch the episode. He is almost as obsessed with that show as I am, which Jake isn't so sure about. I think it's healthy to teach kids the importance of exercise and a health diet, and make them aware of what consequences they could suffer if they don't do those things. We should all take care of our bodies and children will look to their parents as examples of how to be, or not to be. Ben has told Jake and I that he wants to be our personal trainer. He says he could be better than Jillian Michaels. We might have to put that to the test someday. ;)
My Comments to You:
Crystal- You're like the 4th person on here to mention Greek yogurt. You've piqued my interest and when I'm at the store, I'm getting some. I'll have to let you all know what I think. That would be hard to have a schedule like you have, with your husband getting home so late. I just changed your goal to "workout every day and make better food choices." Hope that is alright. I want this to be attainable and not cause more stress, so just do the best you can do (and it sounds like you definitely are!)
Beth- Yoga is so good for you and I'm glad it's helping you get more flexible. By the way, you and I have similar measurements (besides my bigger hips and your bigger chest.) Sadly, since having kids my 36+ has deflated to a 34. ;) We weigh the same, too. So glad you took measurements. Now please tell me you took pictures, too?!!
Ashleigh- Glad you had a good treadmill day. How is the weather up there? Are you able to run outside at all? I know what you mean about watching the numbers turn and making the run go slower. I should bring a hand towel and drape it over so I don't look down and see it. What's your pace right now? Are you doing any speedwork during the week?
Kale- So glad this is helping you be more consistent! How much did you gain? Because I checked out your blog and you still look tiny. ;)
Traci- Way to stay strong. I thought it was interesting how many blog posts I found of people who were having a hard time giving up soda. Check out THIS person. THIS one. THIS one. THIS one. Oh, and THIS one. So just know, you're not alone!
Stephanie- Yum! I love almonds, too. That is a good list of snacks. If you think of any more, post them in your comment so we can get a longer list.
100 Day Challenge
List of 75 Participants & Their Goals
4myFLF- Exercise 1hr/day, 6 days/week, and at least 1 day running outside
Abby Cherry- Continue my cycling training, compete in 2 "Century" bike races this summer, feed my body well, and maybe do the calorie tracker
Adrienne Yancey- Lose 15 lbs, continue training for 2 half marathons (April 30th and May 22nd) and the Little Red Riding Hood bike ride for cancer research on June 5th (36 miles, maybe 50), start tracking what I eat
Amber Vester- Limiting sugar to 1 day/week, watching calories and keeping under 1500
Angela- 40 minutes/day, 5 days/week I want to write my book
Anna Zobell- Continue working out 6 days/week and writing down what I eat (and the calories), reach and maintain my high school weight (I actually only have 1.5 lbs to go, I've already lost 21 lbs since last Feb, but I want to reach my goal weight and maintain it)
Annie McDonald- Train for a triathlon
April Appah- Exercising at the gym 3 days/week for 60 minutes each workout, losing 2 lbs/week (28 lbs in 100 days), doing the S diet
April Smith- Get up the same time every weekday, try to get sufficient sleep, make more meals from scratch
Ashleigh Thornock- Sweets one day/week, run 3 times/week to train for the Hood to Coast relay (be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes)
Becky- Sleep at least 8 hours each night, and get up at the same time each morning
Ben Schip- Play basketball 3 times/week, and do 10 push-ups 2 times/week
Beth Binks- No sugar/treats for 100 days
Beth Redmond- 20 minutes of exercise every weekday, and to keep healthy and eat right
Bethany (betnotbe on BBC)- Exercise 4 days/week, not make treats every day, only eat when I'm hungry, take care of my body during my pregnancy (due June 10th), start posting on my weight loss blog again (www.betnotbe.blogspot.com), I am 26 weeks pregnant and by 40 weeks I want to be in better shape than I am now
Brooke McLane- Shed 25 pounds, eat healthier snacks, plan healthier family meals, make exercising part of our weekly activities
Camille Duckworth- Continue to eat healthy, exercise, drink my water, start tracking my progress (weigh ins, measurements, and exercise ability), have my baby and work back up
Celeste Stanger- Get to the weight where I feel happy and comfortable with myself. That means I need to lose 11 lbs. and maintain it
Chelsea Whitney- Plan my meals and stick to the plan, exercise 5x/week
Crystal (BBC)- Workout every day and make better food choices
Cyd McBride- Turn off the tv, the computer, my cell phone, and my iPad at 11pm and go to sleep earlier (I am addicted to staying up until 1 or 2am every night)
Dane Redmond- Ride 1000 miles on my bike from March 1-June 8
Darren Johnson- No soda
Debbie Tripp- No sugar for 100 days
Deborah Hill- Exercise at least 3 times/week (try for 5), focus on what I put in my mouth
Elle H-T- Ride a "Century" (100 miles) in a bike race on June 4th
Emily Gray- Train for a 60 mile bike race in June
Erin Smith- Not drink any soda for 100 days
Hailey Scarbrough- Lose 10 lbs (112 and a size 2), exercise 5 days/week, run 8.5 minute miles in the Hood to Coast
Heidi Vawdrey (BBC)- Lose 5 lbs and be down to 137 by Jamie's birthday, do weights 2x/week
Iliana Gardner- 45 mins 5x/week on the treadmill
Jaci Inman- No eating late, not giving into my sugar cravings, and working out daily
Jake Schip- Get up at 7am during the week and run with the dog
Jamie Schip- Be a size 4, lift weights 3x/week and continue working out 5-6x/week, run the Fight for Air 10K on June 4th
Janica (BBC)- Be active 5 days/week, be better about portion control and making good choices, run a 5K in April and maybe a 10K, continue to lose the 20 lbs left of baby weight by June 23rd (my daughter's first birthday)
Jenni (BBC)- Run a 30 minute 5K by my birthday (July 11th)
Julie Greenberg- Exercise 3x/week, track my calories in an attempt to eat healthier, and lose some weight
Justin Call- Workout 5x/week from 7-8am, be in bed by 10pm and wakeup at 6am, continue training for the New England Ragnar Relay in May with Collette
Kale Cloward- Workout 5 days/week (burning 500 calories each time)
Kameron Dill- Continue training for a 1/2 marathon in June, commit to being in the word 4 times/week for the 100 days
Karyn Tripp- Try to get to my pre-baby weight, start running again
Kim Johnson- Rev up my metabolism by eating smaller healthy meals, exercising 4x/week, increasing my hours of sleep, and dropping 15 lbs in 100 days
Kristine Stecker- Be more fitness oriented post pregnancy
Kristy Crane- Exercise 4 times/week (one day of swimming), eat only 100 calories after dinner, continue training for the Bear Lake Brawl sprint triathlon in August
Lisa Betts- Go to the gym 2-3x/week, tone & lift weights 2x/week... and I will get on the floor and play with my kids, I want to feel strong again and lose 4-6 inches in all my saggy areas, (I'll try to be in bed before midnight, and snack on healthy food, maybe work up to doing P90X)
Liz Olsen- Exercise 3-5 times/week, continue taking my vitamins and calcium, schedule my yearly physical with my doc, and to be able to play soccer with my girl's team during the spring and fall
Lynnae Hahn- Exercise and keep moving using the Xbox Kinect and my gym membership
Mallory Schip- Continue working out 5x/week, lose 18 lbs, run a 5K, train for a 10K in July, and continue not eating any meat
Marci Garland- Exercise daily, have better eating habits, restart my weight loss journey (lost 30 lbs. 2 summers ago but gained it all back, this time I want to lose it and keep it off), run parts of a 5K race I'm doing in May and a 5 mile race in June
Matthew Powell- Workout every day except Sunday
Meighan Smith- Run 3-4 times/week to train for the Wasatch Back, lose 10 lbs, and get up at 5am and do Body Combat every Monday with Jamie ;)
Melanie Fida- Lose 8 lbs by June 8th, continue not eating french fries and in 100 days be down to 1 Dr. Pepper/week, continue tracking my calories and exercise on myfitnesspal.com
Naomi Forsyth- ??
Naomi Nicholes- Train for a 5K on April 23, maybe do the Starlight run in May, lose 10 lbs (1lb every 10 days), get to bed by or before midnight
Nicole Keller- Get in shape for the San Diego Half Marathon, and run it on June 5th
Nicole- Run the Shamrock Run on March 13th, lose 40 lbs by my 11th wedding anniversary (May 27th), start the S diet, workout at least 5 times/week
Polly Tribe- Exercising one day/week with Elle
Rebecca Stephens- Workout 4x/week to help train for 3 triathlons I'm doing this year (the 1st being June 18th)
Robin Saeva- Getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night, eating one less sweet treat each day
Selena Berg- Exercise 3 days/week, eat less junk food
Shana Mollerup- Workout 5x/week, stay within my calorie limit, reach my desired weight by June 8th
Sharie Giles- Commit to a healthier lifestyle by preparing healthy meals for my family, continue spinning 3 days/week to get myself in shape for Little Red Riding Hood on June 4th, and try to sleep 8 hours
Sonja Call- Weight training 5 days/week
Steph Burdick- Go to bed before midnight, eat five small meals/day
Steph Dewey- Go to bed before or at 10pm each week night and wake up before or at 6am, get my left leg back to full strength (just had surgery to repair my achilles tendon), and continue to follow the S diet (no Sweets, Snacks, or Seconds except on days that start with S)
Steph Tagge- Lose 20 lbs. or 1-2 lbs/week, continue to workout every morning and do weight training 3 times/week, continue training for three bike races, and train for Ragnar (assuming my knee cooperates)
Stephanie (BBC)- Exercise on the treadmill at least 30 minutes 3x/week to lose my baby weight
Susi Mabey- ??
Tammy Brown- Sweets once/week, exercise at least once/week
Tiffany Precissi- Exercise each day no matter how minute it is, track what I eat
Tina Ponder- Go back on a 6-day/week fitness plan, and to find greater worth in my role as mom (do a little better, get more creative, more quality me invested in what and where I am now)
Tonya Tripp- No sugar for 100 days, train for the Utah Valley Marathon and hopefully qualify for Boston
Traci Johnson- No soda, workout 3x/week, no eating after 8:30pm
Verenice Powell- Personally read the scriptures and pray for the next 100 days
Whitney Call- Run every week