Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 14- 100 Day Challenge

Day 14, 86 days left...

The Google spreadsheet is HERE.  Click on it and make sure to put an X on the days you follow through.  

TOMORROW is the last day to sign up for the 10K race with me on June 4th, and still get the 20% discount on the registration (use the code EarlyBird20).  (They have a walk, 5K, 10K, and half marathon so there is an option for any level.)  For all the race info go HERE.  I have created a Team Jamie, so if you want to join go HERE.  I'm trying to convince Jake to join me and I think two of my friends are doing it as well.  Any other takers?

Better Health Article: 8 Reasons Why People Drink Soda & 16 Reasons to Give Up Soda Drinking- This was just another little reminder and push of encouragement for those of you giving up soda for this challenge.

QOTD Monday: This is for my friend, Erin, who just found out her husband is losing his job soon.  She is stressed out and her goal for this challenge has been to not drink any soda for 100 days.  Because of the stress she has been feeling, her first thought is to drink soda.  She doesn't want to and has done well so far in this challenge, but now she is really having a rough time not giving in.  So, here is her question for us: How do you cope with major stresses while not giving in to your cravings (soda, binge, sweets, whatever.)

Here is what I wrote yesterday: I am SO sorry about your husband's job.  We went through something similar nearly 2 years ago and it was devastating.  I gained 5 lbs and wasn't as good about sticking with my goals.  At least for you it's not happening right away.  Hopefully he has a little time to start looking for something else and you can help the family by trying to save money and cut out whatever you can, etc.  If you can physically prepare for it, then the mental part will eventually come.  Don't give in, even though your body is screaming for it.  Can you substitute it for your favorite juice, gatorade, crystal light?  Something else I do when I have a major craving but don't want to give in, I pop in a stick of my favorite gum (Extra Polar Ice).  It gives my brain something to think about (chewing), instead of focusing on my craving.

I also wanted to add that you need to find one thing that makes you extremely happy, something easy and doable, that can help you better mentally prepare for what is to come.  For me, working out is my stress reliever.  If I don't work out, everyone around me knows it.  Think about what that one thing is for you.  Going on walks, taking your kids to the park, meeting up with your girlfriends, popping in your favorite chick flick, soaking in a warm bubble bath, whatever.  Taking time out of to do something you love and enjoy will help you feel happier, and hopefully help you deal with the reality of your stresses in a more healthy way.  Good luck, and please keep us updated.  You can come here for support any time!

I'll leave the snack list up one more day so hopefully we can get a few more ideas.

Snack List

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/peanut butter
hard-boiled egg

So, I'm trying the Kroger brand of Greek yogurt.  It's the Vanilla flavor and says it's sweetened with Stevia.  110 calories, fat-free, and 14 grams of protein.  Again, there is a different consistency here than regular yogurt.  It's thicker, and it tastes different, too, but I like it.  This one doesn't have as much flavor as the other I had yesterday with little strawberry chunks in it, but I still think it tastes good and I would buy it again.  Now I'm on the hunt for other brands.  I have to hit up Target and Walmart this week so I'll look then and give another report if I can find some more brands.

I went to Body Combat this morning with my friend, Meighan.  Spring daylight savings stinks when you're going to a 5:30am class.  I climbed into Jake's car to get Meighan and the clock in the car read 4:10am.  Ouch.  I quickly pushed the "Hour" button ahead one so my brain didn't have too much time to process what was going on.  I was pleasantly surprised that I felt pretty good energy-wise this morning.  I thought for sure I would have been dragging most of the class, but no.  I did, however, somehow hurt my right rib area.  Not sure how.  It feels like it did a month after my surgery last summer, exact same sore spot and all. Must have pulled something.  Frustrating.  Hopefully it will heal quickly.  

My Comments to You:

Erin- See up above. 

100 Day Challenge
List of 75 Participants & Their Goals
(Click "Read more")
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 Fischer- 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, eat a healthy amount of calories every day

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


Kale and Rowdy said...

Hey, Jamie! I'm sure I still look about the same to people. I've gained around 5 pounds, but my main concern is how much muscle tone I've lost. I haven't worked out consistently since high school and it's starting to catch up with me. I feel like I'm the walking definition of "skinny fat." So my goal is to hopefully drop a few pounds, but more importantly, I want to SEE a difference in my body. And feeling good is an added bonus.

Chandra said...

Jamie, I just wanted to say that a great snack alternative is Extra sugar free gum. If you are in a snacky mood, reach for a piece of gum (they come in many great flavors)and your snacky mood goes away. So if any of you have snack cravings like I will snack less if you chew gum.