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Me on my room's balcony. First day on cruise. 8/12/12

An old pic from around '93 before I put on a lot of weight

Me in '99 approximately 270lbs


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Update 9/13/12: As many of you know the last few weeks have been rough for me. I hit the 100lbs lost mark on 8/11/12 and left for a week long Alaskan cruise the next day. I walked a ton but came home 12 lbs up! My grandmother passed away while I was on vacation and once I was home I was busy clearing out her apartment. I lost 5 lbs that first week back a couple more the next week. But I was hit with some depression and stress issues and my weight went back up to 226. I'm pretty much over the depression, but on 9/5/12 my mom had a full hip replacement and came home 3 days later. So I am now acting as caretaker for her for a while. Getting in my fitness minutes while helping my mom and trying to finish 3 classes for school has been difficult. I'm finding it hard to get myself motivated to do anything. I'm trying to just let it roll off of my back but it's not so easy.

Update 3/25/12: Been pretty stagnant for the last 3 months, with only minor losses. The last 3 weeks have been rough, scale not working and life just feeling messed up, I know I've gained weight, I can feel it. So it's time for changes. I've changed my name to King_Slayer, I'm on a mission to slay the kings of Apathy, Lethargy, Poor Nutrition and Weakness. Changed my ticker as well to reflect my new starting point. My blog post titled WK 50 has more details.

My original About Me:
My name is Ken. I am a 41 year old single father who has let himself go. I was an athlete in my 20's until I herniated 2 discs in my lower back. Within a year I had put on 60 lbs. and in the subsequent 15 years I have added almost 40 more.
I am using the site to help me track my diet and keep me focused.
UPDATE: 12/31/2011 38 weeks in and I'm down 68.4 lbs.
UPDATE: 6/25/2011---11 weeks in and I'm down 31 lbs!

Member Since: 4/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 19,060

My Goals:
My eventual goal weight is between 200 and 215 lbs.
Starting at 320, I have my work cut out for me.

I did the NorCal Tough Mudder in Sept. 2012

My Program:
My program is all over the place. Still somewhat following the 4Hour Body eating plan (not strictly enough). Since both of my gym partners dropped off (June 2012)
I haven't been doing hardly any weight lifting.

Starting Weight: 320
Weigh in barriers to cross:
310# - Done 4/27/11
300# - Done 5/30/11
290# - Done 6/25/11
280# - Done 7/23/11
270# - Done 9/4/11
260# - Done 10/15/11
250# - Done 12/24/11
240# - Done 5/5/12 finally!
230# - Done 6/23/12
220# - Done 7/28/12
210# - Done 6/29/13 About time! 11 months to lose 10 lbs! lol

Personal Information:
I was a gym rat in my early 20's. Spent approximately 10-15 hours a week in a local Gold's Gym. I weighed a solid 220 back then. Played some semi pro football and a lot of pick-up basketball.

Other Information:
I have a weakness for Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccinos!

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    Thanks for your comments Ken, Hubby is not pleased as he feels it will impact badly on the Platypus. We will see :) Have a great week !!
    19 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon FOUR LEAF CLOVER emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I know a place where the sun is like gold,
    And the cherry blooms burst with snow,
    And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
    Where the four-leaf clovers grow.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
    And one is for love, you know,
    And God put another in for luck—
    If you search, you will find where they grow.
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    But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
    You must love and be strong – and so—
    If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
    Where the four-leaf clovers grow.
    ~~Ella Higginson~~
    emoticon Will You Find The Place Where 4 Leaf Clovers Grow? emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~}{~~Barb~~}{~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
    Thanks Ken for stopping by, have a great week. Spring must be in the air over there :)
    7 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon ARE YOU A SEEN-AGER emoticon emoticon
    I JUST discovered my age group! I am a Seenager (Senior teenager).

    If life begins at 40, so Teenager years begins at 60.
    I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 55-60 years later.
    I don't have to go to school or work.
    I get an allowance every month.
    I have my own pad.
    I don't have a curfew.
    I have a driver's license and my own car.
    I have an ID that gets me into bars and the wine store. I like the wine store best.
    The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant, they aren't scared of anything, they have been blessed to live this long, why be scared?
    And I don't have acne.
    Life is Good!
    Also, you will feel much more intelligent after reading this, if you are a Seenager:
    Brains of older people are slow because they know so much.
    People do not decline mentally with age; it just takes them longer to recall facts
    because they have more information in their brains, so scientists believe this
    also makes you hard of hearing as it puts pressure on your inner ear.
    Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there,
    they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem;
    it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.
    emoticon ~~~SO THERE!!~~~ emoticon
    12 days ago
    Yeah, it was a rough second half of 2016 and all of 2017 from a weight and fitness perspective but I'm back and working hard on both.
    12 days ago
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