Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day 12- 100 Day Challenge

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)
cucumber slices
grapes (frozen)
apple slices (w/peanut butter or almond butter)
granola bars
Greek yogurt (Zoi or Fage 2% w/packet of Stevia)
rices cakes
string cheese
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 (, 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

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


~ Beth said...

I know we don't have kids yet, but I do really think it is important to teach them healthly habits young. Like not only eating sweets as dinner, or never trying vegtables...and exercise outside!! I wants our kids to be healthy and love who they are, inside and out :) I didn't take pictures yet, I will have Dane take some for me tomorrow morning before i've eaten anything!

Stephanie said...

Can I add to my goal that I want to eat a healthy amount of calories every day? I've been doing good with staying in my calorie range, even on days that I don't work out, and I want to be able to put an "x" on the graph for those days too! :)

Chelsea said...

I have a similar list taped to my fridge. Occasionally I look at it and eat a healthy(er) snack.
One snack we eat a lot--and you should add to your list-- is a hard-boiled egg. Very convenient, healthy, and cheap as well!

Erin said...

I'm really struggling with my goal right now. We just found out that my husband will be losing his job soon, but we don't know when. Because of the extra stress I have been CRAVING a soda so much! I know that if I have one I'll regret it and I don't have any at home but I need some further encouragement and need to know how other people deal with their major stresses. Maybe that could be a new question of the day. :)

sportyrls said...

I did my four workouts for the week! It was easier getting them done when I started earlier in the week : ). Now, I just need to beef up the workouts- I'm trying to focus on baby steps.