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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The 365-mile Challenge and Anniversary recap

First and foremost, a huge thank you to each and everyone one of you who participated in the 365-mile Challenge:

My family and friends - Aimee and all of her cousins, An, Akoni, Aunty Eileen, Chad Y., Chris H., Mom, Dad, Mark C., Patrick, Grandpa Oshiro, Lance M., Lawrence, Lindi, Tim, Tina and her cousins, and Uncle Bruce.

My MFD family - Becky, Bobbi, Christina, Diane, Jennifer, Katie, Mark, Robyn, Terri, Helj, and pawpaw

My blogger friends - Alan, Amy, Annalisa, Betty, C, Christine, Continuous Changes, Croughwell, Dana, Dani, EM, Erin, Hadley, Jeff, Josh, Kate, Keeven, Laurie, Lisa J., Lisa, Lori-Ann and her husband, MackAttack, Mandie, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Missresa, Mommy2Joe, Mrs. Sheila, Nancy, Raj, Shelly, Tammy, and Will.

You guys KILLED this challenge and here's the proof:

My Personal Miles
(last updated: Tuesday, 8:15a)
28.95 miles (umm... so you guys spanked me!)

Top 5 Mile Holders
(last updated: Tuesday, 8:15a)
  1. Mark (longrun) - 80.40
  2. Jeff (http://danglethecarrot.blogspot.com) - 62.00
  3. Amy (http://amykins514.blogspot.com) - 54.00
  4. Maxine (http://tminus37.blogspot.com) - 51.74
  5. Dani (http://dani31608.blogspot.com) - 51.00

The 365-mile Challenge Miles
(last updated: Tuesday, 8:15a)
YES!!! That is not a mistake: 1100+ miles so far and I'm still waiting on several late posters!

I can't believe how successful this challenge was! Don't get me wrong, I had total faith in all of us, but you guys blew my expectations away! THANK YOU so much for making my One Year Annie-versary such a success and so much fun!

Mark (aka longrun) from my MFD family won the prize which was a gift card of his choice.
Enjoy, Mark!

So you all did awesome, but how did I do? Here is a recap of my weekend, starting from Thursday, the actual day of my one year anniversary.

This was my plan for Thursday:

"Instead of a normal celebratory anniversary (eating out, taking it easy, relaxing), I'm having a Non-celebration Celebration and I've decided to be spot-on with diet and exercise today! And I want you to join me!! Diet-wise, I'm gonna eat clean, clean, clean, loading up on fruits/veggies/lean proteins/whole grains. Exercise-wise I'm gonna get my butt moving. Normally Thursdays are my days off from exercise but there's no way I'm not going to do anything today."

Diet was the cleanest I've eaten EVER (I had broccoli with my breakfast!) and I got in 45 minutes of cardio plus a 2.5 mile walk.

Breakfast: steel-cut oats, honey, flaxseeds, natural peanut butter, broccoli, natural protein powder
Snack 1: sweet potato and cinnamon
Lunch: mixed greens, dried cranberries, chicken breast, balsamic vinegar, crumbled feta
Snack 3: apple and natural almond butter
Dinner: one slice whole grain bread, one egg, 3 egg whites, greek yogurt, chicken breast

60 min PT session = 4 miles
treadmill run = 5.25 miles
TOTAL: 9.25 miles

3.25 mile hike = 3.25 miles
treadmill run = 5.75 miles
TOTAL: 9.00 miles

3.00 mile hike = 3.00 miles
walk home = 4.70 miles
45 mins on elliptical = 3 miles
TOTAL: 10.70 miles

Last but not least, I have to give a big shout out to my mom. Not only did she contribute miles, but she wanted to help me with the diet part and provided me with a bunch of fruits and veggies (sweet potato, soy beans, and carrots). Look how cute she made everything!

She even put cute little messages! Moms - gotta love them!

This is her handy work - melon balls and star and heart watermelon cut-outs.

My bag of sweet potato, flower-cut carrots and soy beans.



MAJL said...

Woohoo! Your mom is definitely cute and made some yummy looking healthy stuff. My 3 year anniversary is coming up on December 24th!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Everyone rocked the challenge. So glad that everyone helped you meet your goal! Your mom is waaay cute with her watermelon hearts!

Annalisa201 said...

Awwww, think I'm gonna cry! I miss my mom! Congrats Annie. You've inspired so many, and completely inspired me. Way to go!

sarah said...

Congrats on all your hard work and happy anniversary! You have done so well! I had planned on getting in one day to help you out but I had so much to do to get ready for our camping trip and never had the chance. But everyone did a great job!! Keep up the great work girl!! You are are awesome!!

Ladybug said...

I'm with Annalisa... This too made me want to cry. That is just so sweet that your mom went the extra mile in support of your weigtloss journey. She deserves and extra special prize! Way to Go MOM!

Congrats on your year of healthy eating & weight loss successes! Keep up the awesome job!

Amy said...

Ohmigosh, what your mom did is so sweet!! It's great having people supporting you like that, isn't it? I love it.

Great job and congrats again, Annie. You are an inspiration! :)

dani31608 said...

Happy Annie-versary! And congrats to the winner!

You have an amazing mom. Seriously, I love the stars and hearts! Simply too cute.

Great job ... and thank you so much for the inspiration you've given me! I wish you many blessings as you begin a new year of healthy habits! =)

Dana (www.eatsleepgetfit.com) said...

This is so amazing! Congrats on being so successful with the challenge! I was glad to contribute!