Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 29- 100 Day Challenge

Day 29, 71 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: 10 Worst Supermarket Foods- Yikes!  We've had #6, 9, and 10 in our house recently.  Time to make some changes!

QOTD: How do you maintain and keep the weight off once it's gone?  (This question is for my friend, Shana, who just met her weight loss goal last week.  WOO HOO!  She is wanting some advice.)  Ideas?

When I was in my best shape 2 years ago, and just trying to maintain, it was tough.  Mentally it's easier to slip because you are at your goal and you figure it won't kill you to be lax once in awhile.  I agree that you can be lax sometimes, but you have to draw the line.  Keep monitoring what you eat, keep exercising.  What helps me to continue to push hard is to set goals for myself.  Sign up for a half marathon or a triathlon.  Having something to look forward to will help you stay motivated.  I'm interested to hear what others have to say about this, too.

My Daily Update: I met with my trainer, Christine, and we worked my legs and butt.  Holy cow!  At the end the session I honestly could not walk straight.  It was awesome!  I was sweating all over the machines, grunting, giving everything I had.  I love days like these.  Christine pushed me hard, adding more weights and more reps, more than I would have done if I had been on my own.  I felt strong, something I really needed to feel after a bad lung week.  I have my bi-annual ct scan on Friday and then will be meeting with my doctor on the 11th to discuss the scan and I want to bring up my rib pain and see what he says about it.  Praying everything looks good.     

My Comments to You:

Tiffany- Glad you took the pics and wrote down your measurements.  I don't need them now, but it would be great for you to share at the end of the challenge if you feel comfortable.  Seeing results is a huge motivator.  For yourself, and everyone else.  Glad you're still sticking to it and working hard!

April- Sorry you haven't been feeling well.  Glad this week is going better.  We all have bad days and weeks, but like I've said, the important thing is you get recommitted and jump back in.

Mom- YAY!!!! True inspiration there.  Even being injured with a torn meniscus (knee), you've still been able to lose 5 lbs.  You probably weight less than I do now.  What's your goal weight?
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 73 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 

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

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 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...

so I don't know how to mark my progress on the spreadsheet. We had a crappy cruise with the kids puking in the cabin almost the whole time so I didn't exercise much. I took the stairs instead of the elevator (we were on the 2nd floor and the food was on the 9th) to count as working out but that's about it.

I also had a couple shots of sprite while on the ship when we had sea days since I get crazy seasick and needed something to keep me from puking.

I never did eat after 8:30pm though even though the food was available 24/7.

I don't really feel like I cheated but I didn't technically stick strictly to my goals. Darren did awesome and had absolutely no soda!

sportyrls said...

Just had to give you the update that I am back on the bandwagon and have two workouts done this week so far. I took Dallin for our first big jog around the lake- 5 miles. It was probably a bit too long for both of us : ). He started crying and I had to get him out and walk with him for awhile, but we made it!!

Ashleigh said...

For me I work out until I'm happy with where I'm at. I know that my body is pretty happy around 115 lbs. and I'm happy when I'm there. I get there and continue to workout, but not as hard. I let myself have more wiggle room and just make sure I get in a certain amount of enjoyable exercise each week. I also don't go crazy with my food. That's got to be a complete lifestyle change. You can't keep weight off if you're constantly eating crap. I also set a goal where if I gain more than 5 lbs., I HAVE to go back and work my butt off again until I'm back at around 115 lbs (or wherever I was at and happy with). When I start creeping up with my weight, I know it's not going to be fun, so I start watching what I'm doing.

To answer your comment question, I am still feeling bloaty, but that's nothing new for me. I've struggled with this weird bloaty issue for years. I have no started my period yet and I'm not eating gross foods that would cause the bloat. I am also getting LOTS of fiber, so that isn't the issue. I struggled with this before I got pregnant with Ryleigh and it was REALLY depressing and frustrating. I was eating extremely healthy and working out on a regular basis and I ended up gaining almost 10 lbs. My doctor told me to eat more fiber, which didn't help. Then I got pregnant with Ryleigh and the bloatiness went away after a few months and stayed away until about 2 or 3 months after I had her. Then it came back. The same thing happened this time where I was feeling bloaty all of the time, tried to just deal with it, then got pregnant and it went away and it just started coming back about a month or so ago. My doctor suggested that I get an ultrasound of my gallbladder because there might be something there causing it. Who knows? That's the most frustrating part is not knowing what is causing it so I don't know how to avoid it. Ugh. Anyway, I'm dealing with it, whatever.

I've been so excited about my food this week. I've been cooking every night (which is big for me) and it's all been healthy, delicious food. I really love the recipes on www.ohsheglows.com because she is a vegan and has great, healthy recipes. I am okay with dairy, so I will sometimes change her recipes to allow some cheese or milk and it's been great. I have been eating "good" treats lately. It like the vegan chocolate chip cookie dough which is basically a ton of pitted dates, plain rolled oats, raw cashews, whole wheat flour, some maple syrup and a small handful of chopped chocolate chips. I should see how many calories are in each one, because they are so tasty and they totally make me feel like I'm splurging on rich cookie dough. Mmmmm!