Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 17- 100 Day Challenge

Day 17, 83 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: 8 Astonishing Benefits of Walking: I know that walking is good for you, but I didn't think about some of these benefits.  The great thing about walking is that ANYONE can do it!  So what are you waiting for?!!

QOTD Thursday: What is your favorite restaurant and favorite dish?

I'm not sure I have a "favorite".  I do like Italian food and Mexican food (as long as it's not too spicy.)  When it comes to fast food, I will choose Subway hands down.  I like the sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich.  It's under 400 calories and so yummy!

My Daily Update: Today was Body Combat.  I felt the rib pain doing triple elbows so went a little easy on that, but overall it was a good workout.  It's my time of the month (TMI for you all) and I feel bloaty and a tad sluggish.  I also decided today and I looked in the mirror during my workout, that I NEED new workout clothes.  Most of my tops are a little short so when I do kicks and jumps you see my belly.  Don't like that, so I'm on the hunt for a top or two.  Hopefully I can find something I like and that's cheap.

So, I have something on my wishlist.  I want THIS.  It's the BodyBugg.  I would love to know how many calories I'm burning throughout the day, compared to what I'm putting into my body, and see my sleep pattern, etc.  Technology is so amazing.  I'm still loving my Garmin Forerunner that Jake bought me 2 Christmases ago.  LOVE it!  I love on my long runs how I can look down and see exactly how far I've gone, what my pace is, how many calories I'm burning, etc.  

Yesterday I ate around 1250 calories and I was never hungry the entire day.  Banana for breakfast, sushi and Greek yogurt for lunch, watermelon and 1/2 of a Fiber One bar for snacks, and for dinner I ate 2 california rolls, a Healthy Choice 300 cal pasta dish, and some Greek yogurt for dessert.  I burned around 620 calories at the gym.  I wanted to mention that when I workout, I don't account for those calories I burn and add them to the amount of calories I eat that day.  (For example, I ate 1250 but worked out 620, so making my total calories for the day 1870.  I DON'T do that!)  On Saturdays when I do my long runs, I might add an extra 100-200 cals but that's it.  I had a friend who asked and thought that was a good question and should address that on here.

My Comments to You:

Ash- I could relate to everything you wrote about your Whittle My Middle blog.  And YES, I will be posting your pics at the end of this, although, you will have to take new pics because I'm sure you will be even more toned than you are now, especially with all the running you are going to be doing.

Annie- SO glad to hear of your success!  I know what you mean about feeling crappy after eating crappy.  I hate that.  I couldn't imagine eating like that every day and yet, people do.  I also have never tried apple slices with the Laughing Cow swiss cheese.  I'm definitely going to try it!  Sounds yummy!

Marci- You're right to jump back in and just forget about a bad week.  We all have them, and the important thing is to get back to a good routine and recommit, and it sounds like you're doing that.  We are all counting down to warmer weather over here, too!  On Monday it was 60 degrees and my kids and I were outside playing basketball until 7:30pm.  It was great, and I can't wait until summer so we can keep doing stuff like that!  Biking with your son will be a great workout, pulling the trailer.  Great exercise for your butt and legs.  Sounds like your husband is noticing your changes and that's good.  
Our Snack List

turkey wrapped in lettuce
mixed nuts (almonds)
cucumber slices
grapes (frozen)
apple slices (w/peanut butter, almond butter, or dipped in one Light Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese wedge)
granola bars
Greek yogurt (Zoi or Fage 2% w/packet of Stevia)
rice cakes
string cheese
hummus w/carrots or celery
homemade whole wheat bread
celery w/peanut butter
hard-boiled egg
Extra Sugar-free gum
Fiber One bars
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- Train for the Fight for Air 10K on June 4th

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


Darren and Traci said...

sounds like you're doing great with your goals.

We still haven't touched soda! We leave to go on our cruise this weekend and I think a 10 hr car drive to get there without coke and 3 kids sounds pretty dreadful. But we're planning on sticking to our goal and have already bought our drink alternatives; lemonade, mineral water and Sobe Lifewater.

I haven't been doing too great about my "workouts" I put it off all day and then I pass it off saying working on push ups, lunges, squats and jumping jacks count haha totally lame on my part. I just haven't tried hard in that department.

I've also had 2 days that I had to eat dinner at 8:45pm but I've still counted that as sticking to my goal since sometimes you just can't control those types of things and I'm not doing it on purpose, but a prego has to eat. I would think skipping dinner would be a less healthy option.

Oh and favorite place to eat and what, I've got too many to think of but one place I always crave is a little mexican place in Orem that has amazing giant quesadillas, they are filled with such yummy red, orange and green peppers, onions and of course cheese

Kale and Rowdy said...

My favorites are all bad for you! I totally go for big burgers and greasy fries. I'm learning to like Subway though. I'm curious as to why you don't make up the calories you burn. I did that the first week of working out, trying to stick to 1200-1300 calories a day. But I started getting really light headed while I was on the treadmill, so I upped my calories quite a bit and also upped my workout a bit and I feel lots better. How do you keep up your energy?

~ Beth said...

I salced M-W this week after some crappy news...BUT I came back today and kicked butt!!! I actually ran a whole mile today, 3/4 of it straight!! I have been doing a 1 1/4 too practice with and went 1.75 today in the same time I had done the 1.25 last week!! I'm so excited to see and feel the difference in running. Thanks for all the inspiration guys :)

PS I took pictures!

Ashleigh said...

Ummmm, there is no way that I could only eat that many calories. Seriously, I have to constantly snack all day long and even when I think I'm doing good, it ends up being more than I probably should. Of course, I'm breastfeeding right now, so it's not a problem, but once I stop I will be in a world of hurt.

I don't think I really have any favorite restaurants. I thought I liked Olive Garden but now I've realized that their food is WAY to heavy for me and it's just too much! I like the salad, bread sticks and soup, but anymore than that and I'm sick. I do really enjoy Quizno's as far as "fast food" goes. OH, and I love myself some Mongolian Grill. Ohhhh, yeah. Oh, oh and I LOVE Panera! I always get their veggie sandwich with a small cup of broccoli cheddar soup and a baguette. I guess I do have a few favorite restaurants.

peter said...

Just wanted to post some progress...I was doing well, but this last week didn't excercise enough since we are putting our house on the market tomorrow and I've been cleaning and organizing. That burns some calories, right?

Also, I had cut my calories to about 1800 and my milk started to drop so I've had to add on a healthy snack in the afternoon and eat some slightly larger portions, but I'm still doing great on the evening snack (100 calories or less) and I'm excited to finish breastfeeding so that I will actually be able to make real progress instead of just one calorie drop/week. But he's worth it (the baby.) :)