JELAWTON3's SparkPeople Blog JELAWTON3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Time to grow My time in the ISG "Engine Room" has come to an end and tomorrow I go back to software management in Com. I am not looking forward to this as I know there is no growth. I am not talking about financial growth I am now looking for that mental challenge I found in the ISG. I found something I enjoyed doing, I found people that pushed me to think and motivated me to grow and challenged me to make something out of nothing. People I look up to, respect and call friends. I found leaders that put ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:16:35 EST Note on today's 5k. So for my first official walking event i would say for not having the proper technique I did well. I placed 6th overall and finally got to meet some local race walkers including Bert Pickell, SA's local race walking coach. I have a new goal of reaching 11min/mi as I watched the overall winner finish with a time of 35:30.9(tag), avg pace of 11:26. I also saw some San Antonio Spark Team Team there as well. Overall it was a great morning that has me looking ahead at improvement. <BR> a few secon... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:59:03 EST Short note to end 2013 Things did not go as planned for last part of Nov and Dec. Dislocated rib is causing all kind of breathing issues and pain. for 2013 I set new highs for myself, 28 mile walk across San Antonio to thank all those who helped me get here, first century ride, back to back PR's in half-marathons and just a lot of riding, and walking with some wonderful people. Thanks to all who made this an amazing year and though I didn't reach 2400 miles, I'll take 2288.82 miles, lessons learned from everyone, f... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:51:25 EST Your help to get me there. Though I've gained some weight my overall health and fitness is good. I will be focusing on walking and T25 with a little bit of cycling as I have the marathon next month. Also need to increase water intake and get back on track with eating. I've set a new goal weight of 185 as I feel it's the best place I can be to continue riding and attempt a triathlon and ultramarathon. All I ask is you all keep me on track. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:24:18 EST Walk or bike??? Since I started walking it became my go to fitness routine. From time to time I would do a video or go to gym, but walking I could do anywhere and at anytime. My lunch hour turned into how far can I go in 50 mins, leaving time to change back into work clothes. My mornings and evenings were available as well and Saturday mornings turned into, how far can I go after, when I wanted to push myself after group walks. While I am not a racer I see distance as a true test and if I am able to push mys... Mon, 27 May 2013 07:42:41 EST Thanks to all those who inspire, motivate and support me. This was the walk I had promised to do as a thank you to all those who have inspired and motivated me to get to where I am and to push me to reach my goals. <BR> <BR> Distance: 28.15 mi <BR> Time: 6:42:25 <BR> Avg Pace: 14:18 min/mi <BR> Elevation Gain: 854 ft <BR> Calories: 3,416 C <BR> Timing <BR> Time: 6:42:25 <BR> Moving Time: 6:27:38 <BR> Elapsed Time: 7:22:20 <BR> Avg Pace: 14:18 min/mi <BR> Avg Moving Pace: 13:46 min/mi <BR> Best Pace: 5:00 min/mi <BR> Speed <BR> Pace <BR> Elevation <... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:42:23 EST You walk to much... "You walk to much", again you? "you already walked once today", "be careful and don't over do it", are said to me by many to include my wife. I don't mind it I understand the concern and surprise, at one time I myself use to call people to ran marathons and across states crazy. As humans we don't find excuses, we just make them and convince ourselves of things we can't do. Truth is we can just not at the level we see someone else doing it. This was the best thing I heard anyone say to me an... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:54:25 EST Great weekend of walking. While I was a bit worried about how I would do in my 10K after walking 15 miles the day before, I did better then I expected. 1:24:02.5 Avg. pace time of 13:31 <link><BR>htm </link> <img src=""> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:23:05 EST Ending 2012 I am glad I came back to SP and met some wonderful people in the San Antonio Spark Team who have help motivate and help me get through the tough times. Looking forward to 2013 and working with all to accomplish our goals. <BR> <BR> Stats for 2012. <BR> Total workouts: 121 <BR> Total duration: 10d:01h:52m <BR> Total distance: 613.7 mi <BR> Trips around the world: 0.025 <BR> Trips to the Moon: 0.003 <BR> Average speed: 2.54 mph <BR> Average pace: 23m:39s <BR> Calories burned: 135056 kc... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:01:43 EST The dreaded plateau. After three weeks and no change in weight I'm going to say I've hit the first plateau. While I feel better and can see some changes I was hoping this wouldn't have happened until dropping 10 more pounds. While I'm still positive about what I am doing and what drives me, hurdles like this and my high cholesterol tend to bring my spirits down. The fight with cholesterol was what drove me to give up on everything I was doing last year, change in diet and fitness spiked it above 250 and I was doi... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:23:00 EST Not sure but after a slow start my best times walking to date. I'm still at it and now with our new pal Salado. <BR> <BR> Start Time Oct 13, 2012 6:49 AM <BR> Distance 8.00 miles <BR> Duration 2h:00m:00s <BR> Avg Speed 4.0 mph <BR> Max Speed 6.2 mph <BR> Calories 1703 kcal <BR> Altitude 636 ft / 961 ft <BR> Elevation 531 ft ª / 289 ft « <BR> -------------------------------------- <BR> One hour 6.98 km <BR> 1 km 8m:05s <BR> 1 mile1 3m:07s <BR> 3 miles 40m:33s <BR> 5 km 41m:59s <BR> 10 km 1h:28m:13s <BR> -------------------------- <BR> Lap times <BR> 18... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:58:34 EST Good day even though I was upset with missing a day of walking. While I am a bit upset with missing a day of walking, overall it has been a good week. <BR> Mon I weighed in and had lost 22lbs! 274(29/5/12) to 252.4(25/8/12) <BR> Body Fat% 33.7(25.6.12) to 32.0(20/8/12) <BR> BMI 38.2(25.6.12) to 36.2(20/8/12) <BR> And today I reached my goal of completing three miles in 45mins or less! 3mile time 44m:38s <BR> Sport Walking <BR> Start Time Aug 24, 2012 9:59 AM <BR> Distance 3.25 miles <BR> Duration 48m:37s <BR> Avg Speed 4.0 mph <BR> Max Speed 4.3 mph <BR> ... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:37:12 EST Diet plan ideas Meal plans Male <BR> <BR> The following are sample meal plans for a variety of goals. For each plan there is both a male and female version. We all know how important lifting is to our physique, but proper nutrition and diet is equally vital. <BR> Meal plans from: <BR> Please note that "MRP" stands for meal replacement. Examples include MyoLean, Myoplex, and Met-Rx. Use your favorite brand or even substitute with protein powder. Choose the sample diet below that corr... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:04:28 EST Recipes I like --Roasted brussels sprouts. <BR> Cut in half and lay on baking sheet then with brush olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and bake at 375 for 25 to 35 mins. You're going to want to see them browned around the edges. It won't hurt if they even look a little burnt. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Baked tilapia, steamed broccoli, and white rice for lunch. <BR> Place tilapia on baking dish and brush lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle Ms. Dash's lemon peper and Zatarani's Creole Seasoning to your liking. Pour ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 14:49:37 EST 28-7-12 Walk Sport Walking <BR> Start Time Jul 28, 2012 6:08 AM <BR> Distance 15.01 miles <BR> Duration 4h:11m:41s <BR> Avg Speed 3.6 mph <BR> Max Speed 9.4 mph <BR> Calories 3116 kcal <BR> Altitude 581 ft / 794 ft <BR> Elevation 946 ft ª / 1076 ft « <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:30:05 EST The desire to keep going. I enjoy walking with the team it helps me stay at a good pace to prevent early burnout which is what I am afraid of as I get ready for the Rock n Roll half-marathon. After finishing with the group I have an urge to go farther and faster and this Saturday I added another 6 miles to my walk. I have been overweight for so long and I have had enough. I am not walking to impress but to defeat what has had me living in shame of how I look. Each day, each mile, each meal and life choice(positive and... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 06:24:04 EST