KING_SLAYER
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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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  • v SURVIVOR61
    emoticon Don’t completely eliminate foods that you actually LOVE.

    Chances are that if you completely cut out foods you absolutely love, you’ll spring back into old eating habits pretty quickly. Unless your doctor informs you of a health condition that requires food elimination, or unless you choose to eliminate a food for personal reasons, let go of the idea of “bad” foods and learn to enjoy them in moderation instead. Pasta? Rice? A piece of chocolate cake? Enjoying these once in a while won’t derail all of your hard work and they aren’t “unhealthy” in proper portions. It is all about portion control...

    Things do get a bit tricky with this “don’t” though. You have to figure out the best method of non-elimination for you. For example, if you keep your favorite food in the house and know you aren’t able to control how much you eat, then don’t keep it in the house. Instead, enjoy it only when you go out.
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  • v BARBIEE52
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    ""If you actually want something, make an effort. Everything isn't just going to come to you.""
    (UNKNOWN)

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    Do you need to wait to feel hungry before eating? Worst Diet Advice: 'Only Eat When Hungry'

    Why you shouldn’t let hunger drive your dietary decisions . Don't believe it? What happens when you go to the supermarket hungry? Well you shop differently, of course, coming home with items you'd have never purchased on a full stomach. And what happens when you sit down to a meal hungry? Well you're still shopping of course, only this time you're shopping from your plate, your fridge, your cupboards, your freezer, or worst of all, from a menu. emoticon
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    You are not born a winner; you are not born a loser. You are born a chooser.
    I do.. but I don't.. and I want to.. but I won't..
    I am.. but I'm not.. & I could.. but I just can't..
    it feels right.. but its wrong.. and I've hurt for way too long,
    so when you ask me if I know what I want.. I do.. but I don't..
    ~Unknown~

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    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~~~}{~~~~LIFE IS LIKE~~~~}{~~~~
    Life is like a coin
    You can spend it any way you want.
    But...you can only spend it once.
    Life is like a mirror.
    It'll smile at you, if you smile at it.
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    Life is like a piece of string.
    For some reason it gets tangled,
    so it's your job to untangle it.
    Life is like a piano.
    The white keys represent happiness, and black keys show sadness.
    But as you go through life's journey, remember the black keys also make music.
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    Life is like a movie.
    If you are sad........DRAMA
    If you are afraid...SUSPENSE
    If you are angry....ACTION
    When you look at the mirror...HORROR
    Now you're smiling...That's COMEDY
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    Life is like a book.
    Some chapters are sad, and some are happy,
    and some are very exciting, but if you never turn the page,
    you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.
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    3 days ago
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