M3NOMOFAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=M3NOMOFAT M3NOMOFAT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Duathlete on deck!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428520 I finished my first duathlon July 4th!!! How fitting to have declared independence over a sedentary lifestyle, obesity and yo-yo dieting. I am free by GOD's power and living a healthy life of fitness, healthy eating and better BMI!! Independence Day 2013 and my first duathlon--run/bike/run!! I'm on my way by the grace of GOD!!! Black Girls Run! and Sparkpeople have been excellent tools for my journey!!! I'm a lifer!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1020651060.jpg"> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:39:23 EST 6.5 miles with Black Girls Run!! Pre-dawn Divas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382509 6.5 miles of pavement for pre-dawn double with Black Girls Run!! I am loving running and what an experience!! From 50 years of battling obesity to running for the first time in my life!!! Fitness is my witness!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l167962204.jpg"> Sat, 8 Jun 2013 14:19:42 EST Duathlon Training on my way to a Triathlon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376886 <em>332</em> 10 miles! <BR> then... <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> uh...not so fast, maybe <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> better yet... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> I'm done!!! Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:40:57 EST Back to basics Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373125 I am back on task: <BR> Nutrition: tracking and watching my intake. Water: working toward 1/2 body weight <BR> Veggies, fruit, protein, limiting sweets. Drinking green tea 2xdaily working toward goal of 3xdaily. <BR> <BR> Strength: upper body: Thurs a.m.--crunches 50; Burpees (modified) 10; plank 60 secs. Cute booty: 20+20reverse leg lifts <BR> <BR> Running: rainy week <em>216</em> <BR> 3.5 miles intervals in 19 mph wind! (HBB location) Tues <BR> Sparking: daily! Thu, 30 May 2013 23:56:31 EST I am a SParker for life!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371384 Jan 18, 2013, I weighed 151---today (5/29/13) my weight is 164. <BR> <BR> I got discouraged because I trained so hard for a half marathon to lower my time, and fell short miserably! My previous time of 2:31:14 was matched with a new time of 2:46:31!! I was horrified as I watched my goal fade from view. Then I just resolved to enjoy the run but I really only masked my diappointment. I gave up my goal and returned to running enough to maintain some level of fitness. I quit putting up the mile... Wed, 29 May 2013 11:07:29 EST Getting back to the Bridge that brought me over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371376 I recently discussed with a friend that we all know how to lose weight but we need to master keeping it off. I am back to losing after gaining 13 lbs. I am soo grateful to GOD that it wasn't more! <BR> I visited a fellow Black girls Run! sister's page and it inspired me not only to lose the 13lbs but to go to goal weight which is -26lbs. I am tracking my food (which we all KNOW works), praying over everything ingested (which I KNOW works), adding meatless Tues (Mondays didn't work for me) and... Wed, 29 May 2013 10:55:25 EST Move that clock!! Half Marathon times! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212365 Key Biscayne Half -- April 28, 2011 <BR> 2:53 <BR> <BR> 13.1 FTL -- 11/11/12 <BR> 2:36:57 <BR> <BR> Weston Rotary Run for Tomorrow Half Marathon -- 12/9/12 <BR> 2:31:14 <BR> <BR> ING Miami Half Marathon -- 1/26/13 <BR> TBD <BR> <BR> I have to lose 0:1:14 !!! My date with destiny! Coming Soon... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:24:11 EST 2013---My Commitment!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210247 Keep GOD first!!! <BR> <BR> Sub-30 5K <BR> <BR> Sub 2:30--Half Marathon <BR> <BR> Qualify for Half Maniacs <BR> <BR> Complete my first 10K <BR> <BR> Finish my first Triathlon <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:15:13 EST BGR August birthday Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955598 My birthday is in August so I challenge myself to: <BR> !!! <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> Lose eight (8) lbs <BR> <BR> I <BR> Drink at least eight (8) glasses of water daily <BR> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Go meatless eight (8) days <BR> <BR> Anyone wanna join me? You can add challenges of your own!! Wed, 4 Jul 2012 21:19:31 EST Key Biscayne Half marathon--4/29/12. I DID IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858383 I got up before 4am to make it thru the traffic and across the bridge easily. The forecast was 40% chance of rain, some heavy downpours expected. It was raining as I drove to the site. I sat in my truck not wanting to get wet early. The day prior, I ran a 5K with a few sprinkles prior to the race so I was in no mood to get wet. There would be no way around that. It rained the entire race. From the gun until I crossed the finish line. <BR> <BR> I meet my blackgirlsrun! (BGR) sisters and we ... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:55:47 EST Key Biscayne Half Marathon done!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857576 On a soggy, rainy SoFL day AND after yesterday's 5K PR and 1st place in my age group, I FINISHED MY FIRST HALF Marathon!!! <BR> <BR> m3 <BR> <em>216</em> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:40:14 EST This weekend: my first half marathon and my first medal!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856870 This morning in the Run To Remember 5K, I PRed my time and won first place in my age group. In the morning, I'm running my first half. To GOD be the glory!! From 223 lbs 9 months ago to this...!!! GOD is awesome!!! Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:36:29 EST RunnIng goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852440 Finish one 5K per month for the first year on the pavement. <BR> <BR> Begin " Big Three/FL Four" half marathon quest to lead me into the second year. <BR> <BR> Become a "Half Fanatic." <BR> <BR> Recruit 10 active members to BGR in 2012!! <BR> <BR> Sub 30-- 5K <BR> <BR> Sub 3:00:00 Half Mary <BR> <BR> Develop a plan for young girls to get active. <BR> <BR> Keep the faith. <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> . <em>182</em> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:17:31 EST 1st year running---progress and goals!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852422 Dec 2011---joined Black Girls Run!!! A fitness and health National track club that is bringing awareness to the African American community regarding exercise, running and fitness! <BR> <BR> Jan 2012---1st 5K --- Mayor's 5K Miami Gardens -- no timing :( <BR> <BR> Feb 19, 2012-- 2nd 5K---Feeding South FL--33:26 <BR> <BR> Mar 3, 2012--3rd 5K--March Against Hunger--33:36 <BR> <BR> Mar 31, 2012--Women's Wellness 5K--31:00:6 <BR> <BR> Apr 28, 2012--Run For Remembrance 5k-- <BR> <BR> Goals: <B... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:08:43 EST Goodbye 160's!!! Hello sub 30--5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841105 Goodbye 160's!! I know I will need to lose some lbs to lower my speed so that's my focus. More mileage, more cardio, 6 meals a day within calorie range equals weight loss and sub 30 5K!!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:06:26 EST Fri-7 miles and 55 mins Aqua Aerobics... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834954 Sat.--3 mile walk+3 mile jog 3:1 intervals. #thatisall #weekendofrunning <BR> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:04:11 EST April 2012 Goals (late) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822766 1. Remember to prioritize family while increasing cardio mins. I do not want to neglect the things that are most important. There is room in my life for faith, family, friends AND fitness. <BR> 2. Increase weekly miles to 20- 25 with interval runs, long runs and tempo runs. <BR> 3. 2 days week strength training for core, arms and abs. <BR> 4. Get my weight loss steady at 1 lb per week by adding meatless day and no fried foods week! <BR> 5. Continue Aqua aerobics and add lap swimming for cro... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 03:05:15 EST Women's Wellness 5K-- 3/31/12 31:00:6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822757 Glory to GOD who causes me to triumph! I ran an average of 10:00 mile!! It was HOT, HOT, HOT!!! I sprinted through the finish line and shaved 2:25 mins off my time!! Huh?? Nothing to say but GLORY TO GOD!!! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Apr 2012 02:22:30 EST 7 miles!! My longest run... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807415 Saturday, BGR's scheduled run was the 17th ST causeway. I decided to join the early runners and try for a long run. They asked me several times how many miles I was doing and I repeated said, "as many as I can and then I'll turn back, just do whatever you are doing, I'm gonna stick as long as I can." <BR> <BR> The pacer started at around 11:24 and I thought, "the program said I should do 10% over my usual 5K time which would put me at around 13:xx but oh well." So I kept running. Next time... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:55:03 EST Hot YOGA!! #namesaysitall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756717 Wow! First class 90 mins!! Oh Em Gee! I can't believe how hard it was! I thought yoga was easy...boy, was I wrong! I stretched EVERY part of my body. Unreal. Since it has been a few hours since the class...I think I enjoyed it and maybe I'll go again. Right after the class there was no doubt...I ALMOST DIED! IT WAS HARD! I DIDN'T EVEN SPEAK I WAS SO HOT AND EXHAUSTED!! You gotta try it!!! <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> <em>401</em> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:26:47 EST Wanna improve your speed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751343 Some tips I will incorporate as I continue my running lifestyle!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.blackgirlsrun.com/2011/06/guest-<BR>post-from-tortoise-to-hare-3-ways-to-i<BR>ncrease-your-speed/#more-1775 </link> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:21:40 EST I care I cure 5K 33:26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4739023 I'm soo awed by my 1st official chip time I cried! Sparkpeople and my track club made this 50 year old believe in herself enough to try and I ran the entire 3.1!!! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:38:41 EST I'm 5k ready!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4687113 I'm registered for my first 5 k this Saturday and I'm ready!! Woohoo!!! <em>216</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:03:34 EST 4 miles done!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4685477 ran 3.5 and walked last .5!!! <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:25:47 EST 36.53 Minus a Minute!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678172 I'm working on my 5k time before my 1st scheduled upcoming race and I'm down a minute!! <BR> <em>216</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:30:37 EST 37.53 I'm improving :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670719 Last night on the treadmill, I jogged 3.1 miles to see how I am doing as I prepare for my first EVER 5k. I alternated between 5.0 and 4.8. The first mile was at 5.0. I reduced to 4.9, alternating between there and 4.8. The last mile I increased to 5.0 randomly and back to 4.8. I did really well breathing. I prayed a lot and repeated Phil 4:13. I even smiled a few times!!! Thank YOU GOD for transforming me!! I"M A RUNNER!!! LOL!!! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:36:51 EST I'm in training :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627794 I'm gonna be the prettiest Diva on the track!! Lol!!! I've just gotta get 5K ready first!! Thanks SP!! I'm so excited about a great week of cardio and I'm officially in training!!! Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:45:43 EST Transforming... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4621509 I was in TAMPA and away from my regular cardio facilities so I decided to walk/jog in the community I was visiting. I set the timer on my phone for 30 mins and began. I figured that wherever I was when the 30 mins was up, I would just retrace the route and end at the house. <BR> I got started and walked, jogged, walked, jogged creating an interval workout as I praised and talked to GOD concerning the community I was in. I walked, jogged and praised enjoying the time, scenery and presence of ... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 15:57:53 EST Left the 180's!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4614503 <em>91</em> Drinking 8 glasses a day!! <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> Abs video <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> cardio, cardio, CARDIO!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>288</em> Acknowledge HIM in all my ways... <BR> <BR> equals Weight loss!! <BR> <BR> GLORY TO GOD!! Thank you SParkpeople!! <BR> Tue, 6 Dec 2011 08:37:11 EST December 2011 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604053 * Give thanks to GOD daily <BR> <BR> **Drink all 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> ***cardio 60 mins 4x a week <BR> <BR> ****Increase speed .5 on two of my running intervals <BR> <BR> *****abs 10 min workout 3x weekly <BR> <BR> ******5 mins backwards 2.0 on treadmill for back health <BR> <BR> *******Spark 3x a week AT LEAST!!! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:11:14 EST Spreading the Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604037 I got a message on facebook from someone who saw me at my family's Thanksgiving celebration and wanted some weight loss tips. She said I need help and you look fantastic! Thanks SP for this site and all the benefits of sparking!! I'm spreading the spark!!! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:03:32 EST My Thankful Thanksgiving!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598263 <em>345</em> ate healthy today!! <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> feels so good about my victory over food!! <BR> <BR> <em>288</em> Thank YOU GOD!! Never could have done it w/o YOU!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> #focused50!!! Losing and lovin' it!!! Thu, 24 Nov 2011 20:14:25 EST Loves the support on SP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561403 I'm so glad to be a part of this healthier living community!! I love that there are people with the same struggles helping one another to overcome. I'm encouraged everytime I come to the site!! <BR> <BR> When my ticker moves, signifying my weight loss victories, people always encourage me to keep up the good work. When I stall, sparkers stop by my page and encourage me to get loosing! Thanks SP for the dynamite <BR> <em>283</em> <BR> job you're doing for people like me who needed the com... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:44:46 EST Motivator Of The Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560315 Motivator of the Day!! Saturday October 29, 2011 has meant such a big deal to me as I again conquer the mountains of fitness, healthy eating and a healthier life! Thank you SP for making my day and encouraging me to go the distance! Thanks to all my sisters and brother who took the time to come and congratulate me. My love for this site has soared and my journey will never be the same!! I am humbled and elated! Thank You all the way from South Fl to your part of the world!!! GLORY TO GOD!!! Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:41:45 EST I have to fast forward to squeeze in cardio today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4552682 I am running.... <BR> rushing.... <BR> hurrying.... <BR> Qucik, Quick!!! <BR> I gotta get my cardio!!! <BR> <BR> I am managing my time <BR> maximizing the minutes <BR> CARDIO is calling me!!! <BR> <BR> what a change has come over meeeee! Thank YOU GOD!! Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:24:15 EST Pushing myself!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535010 I am increasing my workouts and finding out that I can really do this! I have committed to at least 4x a week cardio and I am maintaining it because of the accountability I feel with my cardio buddies. I do not want to have to say that I skipped my workout!! So no matter what, I make it a priority and I'm doing it!!! <BR> <em>248</em> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:37:36 EST Saving my past and remembering it so I will not repeat it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505296 I'm here!!! July 2011--No Words...I have almost gained back every lb! I know what to do...Pray with me...My plan works and so does Sparkpeople.com <BR> <BR> May 2010-- I am 40 lbs from goal and more determined than ever to reach the weight loss goal, but just as determined to adopt a permanent healthy lifestyle. I am committed to walking at least 30 mins 3x a week. I will continue a low carb, low fat diet and drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. I'm loving it!!! Keep praying for me beca... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:02:58 EST Goal line!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505253 I keep my weight loss goals in 15#increments so I don't get overwhelmed or discouraged when I see my goal looking so far away. Well I am on course for my 1st goal of -20 lbs by Sept 30! I have lost 19 lbs!! Next goal: -15 by Dec. 30!!! <BR> <em>216</em> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:38:45 EST 2-Month Update!! -13.5 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4472039 WOW! I'm dedicated to a healthier me!! I'm averaging 4 days of Cardio. My low carb diet is satisfying AND working!! September goals-- Cardio 4x a week, NO FRIED FOODS THIS MONTH! add abdominal exercises to my workouts! Awesome results to come! I love SP!! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 17:15:20 EST Sparkpeople.com works! I have to apply the knowledge provided! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4353437 I'm back after losing and regaining almost all I had lost. I needed to learn that this is a permanent plan!! I know it works because I lost the weight. I regained it because I left the plan I learned here. Now I know that I'VE GOT TO SPARK!!! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 16:39:01 EST Work it out!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3240774 Gave it over to the LORD, HE worked it out oh Yeaaaaaaaaa!! <BR> <BR> I went to get my cardio done today and it began to rain. I sat there for quite a while (25 mins) and the rain stopped and started a few times. I drove away and saw the prettiest rainbow arcing across the sky. I stopped to take a pic of it for my facebook page and noticed the rain had stopped. I turned around and went back, got my 30 mins and a cool down done and missed the rain. Just what the rainbow represents, GOD's prom... Mon, 17 May 2010 22:44:21 EST Adding weights to my weekly workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2889380 I am already walking 45 min 3x a week. I am losing steadily and I feel great!!! I am adding squats, and an arm-weight workout to sculpt my arms and lower body. I will do this 2x a week for 30 mins. I will work my arms with an 8 lbs dumbell 10 mins 5x a week to carve some Michelle Obama arms!!! Lol!!! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:06:26 EST Sparked!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2858431 <em>311</em> A.M. 3.25 miles <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> P.M. 4 miles <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I'm grateful to GOD that I am healthy enough to walk and that I am committed to do this!! Thanks sparkpeople.com for being my spark!!!!! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:00:38 EST B.M.I. 29.9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2841289 Over l Obese <BR> 29.9 l 30 <BR> <BR> My B.M.I is 29.9. I am overweight and just a hair under obese. This is good and bad news. Good, because I am down from 221 lbs in Oct. 2009 after regaining the weight I lost. Bad, because this is a serious health risk. I must never do this to my body again. I want to see my baby live her destiny. I gotta stay around... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 16:21:04 EST I have been changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2797198 <em>104</em> <BR> It rained the whole way home from work and by the time I got there it stopped. I raced to put on my gear and walked my three miles!!! I know a time when the rain would have deterred me and been my excuse not to go. I am learning to make the sacrifice because I'm the winner...or the loser! Today I won!!!! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:46:48 EST Family Fitness Challenge--Fit and Fine in the Year of the Dime :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2765202 My family is doing a group challenge where we will text or post our workouts (at least 30 mins x 3 days per week) to each other for encouragement. We will also... <BR> *Eat healthy <BR> **Get proper rest <BR> ***Drink 8-8oz glasses of water daily <BR> ****Save $.50 for each completed workout <BR> *****Treat ourselves to a new outfit or healthy lunch out together every *****10 weeks til Labor Day. <BR> ******Photo shoot and awards at the Labor Day reveal!! <BR> <BR> I'll keep you pos... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:55:03 EST Sciatica!!! Ouch*!**!*! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2750863 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/1/b910537789.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Excruciating pain!!! My back has been hurting for the whole week. I have missed all of my workouts. And...the Dr. prescribed a corticosteroid that has a side effect of ...weight gain!!! Gimme a break!! For real!! <BR> Incredibly, I am still hyped about the journey and excited about the change GOD has made in me. <BR> Whenever I return to workouts... <BR> <BR> I'm ready!!! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> Ready!!! <... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:32:06 EST My Back Hurts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2727960 I hope I am better for my 3pm workout! This is a bummer. I have enjoyed being back and now...a setback. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:02:02 EST My Name is Victory!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2725244 I am learning how to process the difficulty in life and not allow destructive behavior to enter as a result. So... as I navigate the rough waters of this economy, family, work and health, I will win because I choose to fight. <BR> I am determined to wake up with GOD, Be on time, eat healthy, exercise for my health and not just for weight loss, de-stress through faith and prayer and get the proper rest for my body. <BR> I am living a new life!!! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:21:06 EST Walking is tough in this South Florida c-o-l-d!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2710537 I know you all in really cold places are rolling your eyes, but it IS cold here!!! In the 50s yesterday when I finally broke down and went for my 3.25mi walk. The park is windy and although it was sunny, it was still cold. A cami, t-shirt, long sleeved shirt and sweat shirt together and still I didn't break a sweat. 3 miles in 44:26:98. I'm working hard Y'all!!!! <BR> <em>216</em> <BR> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 15:55:43 EST