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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 ...
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!
Read More About KING_SLAYER (Updated December 12)


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KING_SLAYER is thinking a loss won't happen this week. Dinner was just too good!
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Member Since: 4/12/2011

SparkPoints: 63,425

Fitness Minutes: 18,940

My Goals:
My eventual goal weight is between 200 and 215 lbs.
Starting at 317, 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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BARBIEE52
11/28/2014 12:48:42 AM

Ken,
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“Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.” ~Robert M. Hutchins

“I consider exercise vulgar. It makes people smell.” ~Alec Yuill Thornton

“I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.” ~Mark Twain

“Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.” ~Unknown
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TIME-4-TINA
11/27/2014 7:23:44 AM

Hi Ken,
thanks for reading my blog and for your comments. So, you are a harsh critic too??? I would not have guessed that about you!! ha ha!

I knew you'd get it!

I'm not kidding though. It is unnerving to look at this before photo of me when I go on my page. Maybe I should print out copies of it and put them everywhere. The refrig., bathroom, car. Instead of Big Brother watching me it could be Big Tina watching me!



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11/27/2014 12:37:08 AM

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---~~~ I am Thankful for ~~~---

**The taxes I pay because it means
I am employed.
**The clothes that fit a little too snug
because it means I have enough food to eat.
**My shadow who watches me work,
because it means I am out in the sunshine
**A lawn that needs to be mowed,
windows that have to be washed
and gutters that need fixing because
it means I have a home
**The spot I have found at the end
of a parking lot, because it means
I am capable of walking.
**All the complaining I hear about
our government, because it means
we have freedom of speech.
** The lady in church who sings off-key
because it means that I can hear.
**The huge piles of laundry and ironing
because it means my loved ones are near.
**The alarm that goes off in the early
morning hours because it
means that I am alive.
~~~~~~Unknown~~~~~~~

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~~~***~~~HAPPY THANKSGIVING~~~***~~~
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~~~~~*****Barb*****~~~~~



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BARBIEE52
11/24/2014 11:41:48 PM

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Never look for a good face; emoticon
it will turn old one day. emoticon
Never look for a good skin,
it will wrinkle one day. emoticon
Never look for a hot body,
it will change one day. emoticon
Never look for nice hair,
it will turn white one day. emoticon
Instead, look for a loyal heart
that will love every day. emoticon
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~~~^^~~~***~~~Barb~~~***~~~^^^~~~
~~**~~Have a Terrific Tuesday~~**~~
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BARBIEE52
11/23/2014 8:40:59 PM

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Just stopping by
To wish you a Motivating Monday!!
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