Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 77 Hot 100 Update and Three Things Thursday

Howdy folks! I am in such a good mood, which is probably directly related to the fact that Thursday is my Friday! I love the option of not working on Fridays!! I also love getting my walk on an extra session on Thursdays too. It kinda kicks my butt but it also gives me Fridays to get my legs rested up and I think my legs like that.

So the Hot 100 is going along pretty well for me. I had to amend my bread goal to exclude only white bread and the white bread they dye to look like wheat bread. I really only eat the pitas for bread for the most part. I don't have to worry about Subway now that I know that they have salads. So in its amended form, I am good on the bread goal! I plan on working on the sub 40 minute 5k this weekend by trying to get below 45 minutes on saturday, so more on that one next week. I have successfully been able to add vegetables to my diet, with a minimum of 4 servings a day. And to round out the list, I don't weigh until next Friday, so I can't report on the get to 240 goal until then. I feel thinner I know that!

I am going to try a little gimmick here and see if it sticks. I thought about putting it out there each Thursday that I ask my bloggy buddies to create a list that includes three items. I am not sure if I want to keep the criteria the same or change it up every week. I will work on that, but for this week, here is your challenge folks.

Leave in my comments a list of 3 things that you can do now that you couldn't do before your started on this journey of ours. It don't have to be a huge, oh wow kind of thing. Maybe you couldn't go 10 minutes without somehow thinking about food before. I couldn't. So if you can now, throw that on the list! Maybe you couldn't squat down and get up without putting your hand on something to help you up, I couldn't! Now I can. Maybe you always thought that personal or "me" time only involved being sedentary and not activity. I did! Now I consider my walk around Wal Mart and the block my me time. I get so much thinking and rah rah'ing done So there is my three things for this Thursday. Tell me yours!!

Oh and a couple of side notes here. First, I did get my jump rope workout in and I have determined I have muscles just below my neck that I was unaware of that just keep on hurting from jumping rope! And as far as doing the comparison pics, I honestly have not been able to find a shirt that doesn't poof out at the bottom and make me look fatter than I really am and I will not post a shirt off pick yet!! I need to buy some more shirts apparently!


17 comments:

  1. I came by from Steve's challenge participants page. Sounds like you are doing well:) I just amended my own goals to cut out all bread for a while; I binge even on the healthy kind. Sigh.

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  2. 3 things:
    1. I can fit into my favorite jeans.
    2. I can sit in the floor and play with the children in my life, then get right up without having to roll over on all-fours first.
    3. I can run again!

    No one is cheering for you to make your 5K below 45 louder than me, buddy!

    Have a great weekend.

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  3. Three things:
    1.) I can jog without wearing a knee brace.
    2.) I can go clothes shopping without crying.
    3.) My knees can touch themselves easily.

    I was thinking about your dillema the other day, about wanting to run on your lunch break but lamenting the fact that you can run at Walmart. I don't think you are going to have any other choice than to try jogging in the morning or afternoon after work. Unless you can get access to an indoor track (at a high school or something) or you are willing to jog outside, then I think your options are pretty limited. What is the weather like by you, during the day?

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  4. Congrats on doing so well. Just wait until I get better though. I'm gonna kick your butt in this challenge.
    Three things:
    1) I can wear a size 16 jean, not done that since college.
    2) I can run 1.5 miles.
    3) I can fit in a folding chair with extra room
    4) I can wear everything in my closet.
    5) I'm not afraid to exercise in public.
    6) I can do 25 pushups in a row
    7)

    Oh, sorry. You said THREE not Thirty! Ha ha.

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  5. Way to go Shane, great start. Adding fruits and veggies to my daily intake is going to be challenging. Goof for you for making it work. I look forward to seeing the weight loss next week.

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  6. You've had a great week!
    Three things:
    1. I can tie my shoes without sitting down
    2. I no longer pray for a red light when walking so i can get a break
    3. I can enjoy very healthy foods and love them :)

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  7. Shane, your blog is my favorite place to go when I need a pick-me-up when I need one.

    My three things could be a list of 100 things..I love this idea, but I'll do 3 for now. :)

    1) I can walk at the same pace as my friends..I no longer stroll or waddle, I just walk confidently like a normal person.

    2) I'm not afraid that I'll get kicked off the plane for being too overweight tomorrow even though I have to sit directly next to someone. My anxiety level used to be SOOOOO HIGH!

    3) I no longer stress about walking up and down stairs. A flight of stairs used to mean that I'd be winded and sweaty. Now I can take a few in stride before I get even slightly winded.

    Thank you for this post. It makes me think that I should post all of the reasons I can think of on my own blog because focusing on the positive makes our lives so much better!

    You are a gem Shane! Thank you for being such a wonderful person!

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  8. I found you through the challenge. I love what your mission statement says at the top of the page.

    Good job on a great first week!

    Three things I can do now that I couldn't do before, walk 3 miles in 40 minutes,pass up dessert,lift a case of water with little effort!

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  9. Great job on the Hot 100 kickoff week!

    My three things (love that idea, btw):
    1. I might get out of breath walking up the stairs, but I recover in a matter of seconds, not minutes now!
    2. I'm exercising in public and not worrying about it anymore.
    3. I can feel the difference in what I eat - good food makes me feel better, binge stuff gives me stomach aches!

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  10. Love the idea of the three thing list:
    1. I can ride 8 miles on my bike in 45 minutes.
    2. I can smooth down my shirts over my big butt instead of them bunching up.
    3. I can pass on sweet treats, and easily.

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  11. Hello Shane, another Hottie here!
    1. I can polish my toenails without becoming a contortionist.
    2. I can curl up in the fetal position.
    3. I can feel bones that I haven't felt in years.
    Great idea for a post!
    Have a great week!
    CathyB

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  12. "Three Things Thursday"...I like it...catchy!!!

    1.) Run for more than 30 seconds at a time without feeling like I'm dying.
    2.) Go throughout the day without snacking.
    3.) I no longer feel like I have to reward myself with food.

    Keep doing what you do Shane...you're an inspiration!

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  14. Hello Shane, another Hot 100 here!

    Thanks for the motivation today!

    1) I can go on the elliptical machine for 8 minutes!! yeahhhh!
    2) I can walk up a flight of stairs and only be slightly out of breath!!!! double yeahhhh!
    3) I have more confidence about working out at the gym!! Can't wait for more confidence so that i workout at a co-ed gym and be comfortable with it!

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  15. Sounds like your doing great with the challenge, keep it up!

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  16. 1. I can buy clothes in a store instead of making my own.
    2. I can get my seatbelt on. When I started my program, NO car seatbelt fit.
    3. I can go somewhere and not ALWAYS be the fattest person in the room.

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