Well, I guess I have conquered running in the cold. I did 4 miles today in 18 degree weather. It was pretty sucky, but I did it. I ran at a decent clip too. My 4 miles splits were roughly, 8:00, 7:20, 7:50, and 7:50. I started off way too fast, probably because I was cold. I then forced myself to do 4 miles. I usually run at least 5 miles and I never go less than 4, it's just an unwritten thing I have. Today, after seriously contemplating a 3 miler, I told myself to suck it up and do my lower limit of 4 miles.
The only part of my body that was suffering were my thumbs, until I tucked them into my mitten flaps of my Gatorade gloves. I was fine after that.
I jumped on the scale this AM and on the 7th day of eating healthy again, I began at 162. I am as happy as I could possibly be. Since last Tuesday morning, I have dropped 6.5 lbs. Continuing on the healthy eating and exercising is becoming contagious for me now that I am seeing results repeatedly. Tomorrow, I run and workout.