MANDYLOVE_76's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MANDYLOVE%5F76 MANDYLOVE_76'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/ Control Freak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919666 Damn you food. I can't seem to control you. You have been controlling me. I want it to stop. You are the hinderance to my success. I workout everyday but you are everywhere tempting me with you chocolate and your breads. Just a fry here and a bite sized snickers here before I realize it you have taken over. <BR> <BR> It stops. Today. You are not in control of me. I am in control of you! Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:59:02 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906978 I've had several good days so I am just writing to give an update. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a Happy Easter without too much candy. <BR> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 09:59:00 EST Confession. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904487 I have to confess something that is very hard to admit. I am a binge eater. I eat without thinking. I eat until I am beyond full. I sometimes eat in secret. I guess I think I am eating in secret but truth is if you know how hard I work out then you know something isn't right because I should be losing weight but I am not. <BR> <BR> I am doing some soul searching to find out why my eating is out of control. I am going to keep a food journal with me to see what my trigger points are and lear... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 23:08:32 EST It's happening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899402 I'm officially back on track and it feels good. I got a couple of workout buddies to hold me accountable. I tracking my food and exercise. My next goal is to put my goals in writing. <BR> <BR> I want to lose 45lbs in the next six months before my trip to Hawaii. I will do this by doing weight training 3x a week and cardio 3-4x a week. I will take one day off to rest. I have reduced the number of calories eat each day. I have given up alcohol. I am not a big drinker anyway but I feel like dr... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:35:14 EST Outsmart Temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868852 TODAY IS THE DAY.... <BR> <BR> I am trying to outsmart the temptations all around me. From the candy dish at the receptionist desk to the donuts at my coworkers desk, to the vending machine downstairs. I take deep breathes and remind myself I'm in control. I got to a quite place in the office and do some push ups. <BR> <BR> I'm in what I call detox mode. I have been off the wagon for a few months now and I climbed back on today. It's hard to get back on, when you fall off but you have to d... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 17:59:02 EST Motivating Others... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865884 I just read an article on Sparkpeople about fit families and it made me think about a day a few summers ago. My wife and I were at the park with the kids, all the kids were playing and the adults were sitting on benching. Some playing on their phones others just watching. Our kids wanted me to play tag with them, I got up and played. A few minutes later my wife joined us, as our game went on I noticed more parents joining in on the fun. <BR> <BR> That day I didn't think much of but looking ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:47:03 EST Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848502 Yesterday, which I call day one, was a huge success. I'm proud that I made it through just focusing on the day. I hit my first Body Pump workout since I broke my foot almost a year ago and it felt great. Next time I will go up on weight since it I went pretty light this time. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:01:29 EST New year, new tides http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847535 I'm ready to start new. I have decided I to take it one day at a time. I cannot judge my future actions or hold on to past mistakes. I have to be thoughtful about what I do today. How I react to the challenges I face today. <BR> <BR> I want to lose another 60lbs and looking at the number is daunting but if I look at only what I need to do today to start toward my goal, I am not so overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> I have been battling my weight since I was a teenager. Over the years I have ridden th... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:48:01 EST It's a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786833 The weight is slowing coming off. The key is I quit stressing about it and just started doing, bam there it is. <BR> <BR> I still enjoy Sparkpeople and the support I get. It helps that my wife is so supportive about my lifestyle. She's lost 80lbs since we first met four years ago via Spark. <BR> <BR> I just take it one day at a time and forgive myself for silly slip ups. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:58:14 EST Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760235 I have recruited a team of people to support and challenge me in new ways. Some are cheerleaders who I barely know, some are workout partners and others are just helping holding me accountable. <BR> <BR> I have eaten clean most of this week and worked out 6 days in a row. My plan is to keep the streak going as long as I can. I won't stop. I am on fire. <BR> <BR> Thank you, all for your support! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:11:51 EST 6 O'Clock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758204 I was a the gym and doing spin at 6am this morning. I took Saturday off from workouts but I am on a 3 day streak. <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor for a check up on Thursday. She lecture for gaining 25lbs since January and having high blood pressure. So, I have to work hard this month so when I get another check up my hard work will have paid off. <BR> <BR> One step at a time. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:59:55 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752798 I had a good weekend but over ate. <BR> I did a couple hours of yard work on Saturday and played in the pool with the kids yesterday. <BR> I gained. Makes me sad but I was back at the gym this morning. <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 09:48:12 EST Day 4 & 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751118 Then I missed my alarm again on Day 4 but hit the bike for a 45 minute ride. Easy as pie. I love riding. <BR> <BR> Today I was up in time for spin class but it was a Cycle Interval Training. Which means during this indoor cycling ride you mix intervals of strength training. This is a high intensity, high caloric expenditure workout designed to challenge all levels of fitness enthusiasts. Another butt kicking workout. If I keep this up, I'll be back in shape in no time. <BR> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:50:43 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749723 I turned my alarm off yesterday morning so I didn't get up at 5:30 for body pump. That might be a good thing since my foot is sore today. I am going to hit the gym after work for an upper body work out. I am at my desk rolling my quads right now. Man, this getting back too it leaves me sore but I love it. <BR> <BR> I'm still on track! <BR> <BR> Update: <BR> I didn't get up at my 5:30 am time to hit body pump so my wife and I hit the gym after work. I had planned to do upper body workout a... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:24:32 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748829 At the gym by 6 am for a Spin Class. I kicked it in high gear and feel great. <BR> <BR> I'm on a two day streak. Let's hope I keep it up. I am not a morning person! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:57:23 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748212 I woke up at 5:30 and I hit the gym for an hour of body pump. I went light on the weights. My foot is better but I do not want to push too hard too fast. I did work up a nice sweat. I followed up with an omelet and chocolate milk for breakfast. It's only day one by it feels good to be back on track. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:45:57 EST It's time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736801 I have had a broken foot since February 1st and after 5 months I am happy to say that it is finally healing up. I even did squats a couple of days ago. The bad news is I've gained about 30lbs since I broke my foot. I was depressed and unable to exercise much. Instead of eating less I ate more. These are all excuses and I know it. None of my clothes fit me anymore and it is time to do something about it. <BR> <BR> Starting today I am taking my life back. I am getting back on my health kick. ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:29:42 EST Big Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661809 Okay so I've gain some weight, especially since I broke my foot nine weeks ago. Today I start a 60 day weight loss challenge. I understand it will be a real challenge since I am limited on what I can do exercise wise. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a lot of support in this from my SPARK family. So, any words of encouragement you can send. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:45:33 EST News is good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641507 I'm off crutches and have two weeks I lose the boot. <BR> <BR> Dr. Waugh said that I can start walking a bit this weekend without the boot. <BR> <BR> I'm excited and ready to get back in action. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:47:33 EST still hop along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639415 I'm still on crutches and with the snow it sucks. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow morning. It's only been five weeks so I do not have high hopes that I will get off crutches. <BR> <BR> The hardest part is no weight allowed so I haven't been cleared to workout. Besides my core workouts I'm pretty much not... some how I have managed to maintain my weight but I miss working out. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 10:45:52 EST Update on the ol' foot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615836 I saw my doctor yesterday. I go back one week from today and if all goes well I will get a boot. I can do upper body exercises and core exercises and that is it. My friend did bring me a walker to work. I feel silly but it's much easier than the crutches. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your sweet comments and support! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:22:21 EST It has been decided. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614858 I will not be running Cowtown. I managed to break my foot this weekend so no running for me for awhile. I will be seeing my Orthopedic doctor today since I had to go to an Urgent Care Clinic this weekend. I want to find out what exercises I can do. <BR> <BR> So far I have only fallen once on my crutches which isn't bad considering the ice and snow we are having this week. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:23:12 EST is it too late? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593387 Six weeks away from my next half and I haven't been running. I've been working out just only running once every couple of week. Should I push ahead and jump in and give it my best or "tap out"? <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts. I know I could get out right now and run 4 miles no problem. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:13:46 EST Cupid and the SPARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586950 In August of 2010 I started my Spark page. Shortly after I meet a new friend screen name Meag29 after being friends for a few months we decided to meet up. It was pretty much love at first sight but I lived in Dallas and she lived in Edmond, Oklahoma. We laugh because she asked me if I would consider moving back to OK and I replied, "I'll never move back to Oklahoma." Funny thing is we do not always get to decide our fate, a few weeks later my sisters illness brought me back to Oklahoma. <BR... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:26:13 EST Cupid and the SPARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586949 In August of 2010 I started my Spark page. Shortly after I meet a new friend screen name Meag29 after being friends for a few months we decided to meet up. It was pretty much love at first sight but I lived in Dallas and she lived in Edmond, Oklahoma. We laugh because she asked me if I would consider moving back to OK and I replied, "I'll never move back to Oklahoma." Funny thing is we do not always get to decide our fate, a few weeks later my sisters illness brought me back to Oklahoma. <BR... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:26:13 EST It's happening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513416 I have my first weigh in on the challenge. Cory (my trainer) is shooting for a 1lb a week with 3lbs a week being a bonus. So, fingers crossed. <BR> <BR> Poor Meagan hurt her back so she's not getting to workout like she would like. We are going to do some cardio together see how her back holds up. <BR> <BR> 3 days and I leave for Capital to Coast. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:20:17 EST All Messed Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510889 I'm finally working out really well and I've been eating good. Today I hit a wall I'm starving and craving junk food. I'm trying to drink lots of water and eat good stuff. Any suggestions? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:18:34 EST Two is better than ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510065 Hello all, it's been a long time since my last blog and my life has changed a lot. I'm in a great place in life, if you ask me. Well all except one thing. I've gained 20lbs in the last year. <BR> See I used to be chubby, you know the word used to make people feel better about being what I really was FAT. I was fat, unhealthy and very unhappy. One day I just decided I was going to do something about it. In a year I lost 80lbs. Yes, you read that right 80lbs in a year. <BR> It is always in... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:37:51 EST Two is better than ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510064 Hello all, it's been a long time since my last blog and my life has changed a lot. I'm in a great place in life, if you ask me. Well all except one thing. I've gained 20lbs in the last year. <BR> See I used to be chubby, you know the word used to make people feel better about being what I really was FAT. I was fat, unhealthy and very unhappy. One day I just decided I was going to do something about it. In a year I lost 80lbs. Yes, you read that right 80lbs in a year. <BR> It is always in... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:37:50 EST Now is the Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414095 It might be a new fitness program, maybe you will start eating healthy or chase some other big dream, tomorrow. I have to tell you... tomorrow never comes because tomorrow becomes today and you end up chasing what doesn't really exist. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is an excuse, it gives us the idea that what we choose not to do today, we can do tomorrow. I say make today the day. So, you had a donuts for breakfast. You can start at lunch, eat a salad with grilled chicken. You missed your morning work... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:26:11 EST Tiny Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317010 I've been slacking so far this year. Yes, I got a half under my belt but I've been working full-time and going to school full time so sometimes fitting in workouts are hard. I need to get up in the mornings and do them but I hate mornings. <BR> <BR> I know it only takes a Tiny Spark and that's what I have but I know with a little help that tiny spark can become a full blaze in not time. <BR> <BR> So, here is to holding myself accountable from here out! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:49:16 EST 10 down 60 to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274073 I ran 10 on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Hurt my ankle playing tag with the kids on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I'm running 2 today. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 09:52:10 EST Run Empty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267081 My goal in the month of March is to run a total of 70 miles. I also am going to keep my food journal so that I keep my calories at 1300 a day. <BR> <BR> Will you help me reach my goals? Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:34:54 EST do life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263725 Is a book by Ben Davis. It's about his journey to losing 120lbs. It very inspiring. He talks a lot about food addiction which I can relate. I have no problems with working out, as matter of fact I love working out. It's eating that I have a the biggest problem. I am a total emotional eater. Especially when I'm stressed out. It's always nice to know you are not alone in your problems. I recommend you check it out. So far It's a great book and I'm only to chapter 3. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:41:53 EST it's the most wonderful time of the year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170039 It's the most wonderful time of the year to struggle :) <BR> <BR> Man, I need to get back on track I have good days and bad days but lately it's been more bad than good. I know I just need to focus and dig deep. I always knew this journey wouldn't be easy but man its really hard some days. <BR> <BR> I guess I'm saying I need support. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:45:52 EST Broken Bird http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133974 I'm preparing for my half marathon this Sunday. The problem is I've been out several weeks with an ankle injury. So, since I've been released to run I haven't gotten in more than a 4 mile run. I am still prepared to conquer this half and get my medal. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:05:37 EST Creative Genius http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044166 This blog isn't about my health but it is about help from my Spark community. <BR> <BR> I'm a graphic designer by day and a photographer by night. I have entered a hipstamatic photo contest and thought I'd get you my Spark family to help me by voting. Just click on the link and post to facebook, twitter or both. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>community.hipstamatic.com/submission<BR>s/233566 </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you~ Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:03:36 EST Time up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891114 Okay so I've lost 81lbs, that's great I know but what about my last 20lbs? I've been "stuck" in a rut so after some recommendations and some research I have decided to fast one day every other week. I'm starting with today. I'm going to do a light workout today but try to get at least 30 mins in. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on this? Mon, 21 May 2012 11:11:31 EST Dirty Little Secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881169 Dirty 30 was perhaps the funniest race to date. I will be running it again next year. <BR> <BR> Just to prove I got dirty! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l156090106.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l457400913.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775439166.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l310290942.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31201281.jpg"> <BR> <B... Mon, 14 May 2012 15:39:17 EST Breathe Deep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856218 Tomorrow is the big day. <BR> <BR> My first half marathon. Got my bib #19988. <BR> <BR> Today am running a short two miles just to keep my legs warmed up. I'm excited and scared all at the same time but I know I can do it! Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:30:57 EST Careful... or not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848320 <BR> This is one of my new favorite pictures of me.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l778074586.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was taken Easter at the park with my step kids. Man have I come a long way. Keep in mind, I'm not done, but I'm so much closer to my goal and I love the way I'm looking. I love how much stronger I have become. I'm not longer scared of what the future holds. I know that whatever comes my way I will conquer. When I jumped off the steps I wasn't w... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:37:44 EST Luck of the Irish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796822 <BR> <BR> This year was the first year in my adult life that I had absolutely no booze on St. Patrick's Day. Instead I woke up, had a light breakfast and headed out to Lake Hefner for the St. Paddy's Day 8k. Now not only did I run my first 8k race but after that race was over I ran an additional 4 miles get to my 9 miles needed for my half marathon race. While most racers hit the green beer and the free pizza I went with the Honey Stinger gel, water and four more miles. I will admit it was ... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:43:44 EST Run for your life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761417 I did it. I ran 8 miles. It was a slower pace than I'd like, just under 13 min per mile but I did it. I know now I will be able to run the half marathon and maybe just maybe I'll be faster than I am today. I have 7 weeks of training left and it will be race day. <BR> <BR> I have noticed that even though the scale hasn't moved my clothes are getting looser and I feel great. I feel strong. Every now and then I do have to fight my sweet tooth but I feel like this running is getting my back on ... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:10:31 EST Head games... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4703547 How do you overcome mental blocks? <BR> <BR> In my adult life I have never been below 194lbs. I'm right on the cusp of breaking that but it's been over a month that I have been there. I can't seem to break the barrier. <BR> <BR> I'm also having blocks in my running game. I can't get my speed past 13min miles. I've ran faster than this in the past but now that I have decided to run a half marathon I can't break that. One of the biggest problems with running outdoors is my allergies cause ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:29:15 EST I’m starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686687 Today I had someone telling me how motivating my SPARK page is but after months of hovering at my current weight I don't feel very motivating. It's time to start over. I'm gonna start a new plan. So, today and everyday out I will start counting every single calorie that goes in my body. I won't guess how many I've eaten I will actually count them. <BR> <BR> I am also going to increase the intensity of my current workouts. <BR> <BR> After running four miles on Saturday I did something to ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:55:03 EST Run, Fat Girl, Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4660534 Okay so yeah, yeah I lost 75 pounds in a year and a half but now it's time for more. So, to start I am going to update my goals for 2012. <BR> <BR> Goals for 2012 <BR> <BR> run my first half marathon - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on April 29, 2012 <BR> lose 15lbs by April 29, 2012 <BR> lose 30lbs by October 1, 2012 <BR> do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio 6x a week. <BR> get perfect attendance on Sparkpeople each month <BR> <BR> These are the goals I plan to meet. I know that 80% o... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:08:41 EST SPARKPEOPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4587959 I was doing my daily SPARKing when I clicked on read a daily blog and what do you know, there is the face of my good friend Jerome. See I didn't know Jerome before SPARK but he befriended me anyway. And what a friend he is... <BR> <BR> If I'm having a bad day I can text and he reminds me I can do this. I see him post challenges for himself and I think, dang if he can do it, so can I. <BR> <BR> I don't think Jerome ever knew he was going to be such an inspiration or mentor to me but that is... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:44:58 EST Let It Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568005 Every think your doing everything right in life only to find out your doing it all wrong? <BR> <BR> What can you do? I guess all you can do is let it go. Try again. Hope you learned from you mistakes. <BR> <BR> I'm looking in the mirror wondering where I went wrong. I don't have anyone to blame but myself. So, all I can do is try to shake it off and try again. Hope this time I can get it right. Fri, 4 Nov 2011 10:01:33 EST Burn it down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543747 Cardio, Cardio, Cardio. <BR> <BR> I need to find more time to fit more in. <BR> <BR> I know strength training is important but so is cardio. It's what it truly burns fat. <BR> <BR> I just got make myself do it. I feel better when I do but my knees have been hurting a lot lately so that leaves me with not a lot of options for cardio. Kinda of a bummer. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:31:57 EST No news is good news? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488271 <BR> Most of the time no news means good news but I guess on spark not so much. Why? Well, I know we all use spark as a way to motivate one another. <BR> <BR> I'm doing well in weight loss. I'm not dropping big numbers but I'm pretty steady. I work out most days. I eat well and drink a ton of water. I know it's a lifestyle change and I'll just keep chugging along. <BR> <BR> How are you staying in the zone? <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:52:30 EST