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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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    Hi Ken!
    Just stopping in to say Hello and to wish you a good weekend!
    I do miss your blogs...please consider blogging again, my friend!
    Hope this year brings happier days!
    Big Hugs,
    16 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Repeat after me.......

    I am no longer going to live in fear,
    speak negatively about myself and others,
    blame myself for past mistakes,
    downplay my abilities & talents,
    cheat myself, lie to myself, live in denial,
    feel guilty for things that are not my fault,
    procrastinate, worry about things that I cannot control,
    suffocate my feelings & emotions,
    put roadblocks in my path, make excuses, and put myself down.
    Instead I am going to love myself unconditionally and
    treat myself with the utmost respect because I deserve it.

    """"""""""""""""""""Only you can do this for yourself.""""""""""""""""""""
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    2 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    emoticon Ken,

    I so miss your blogs. I see you're doing good in the fitness minutes. Keep up the good work!
    6 days ago
    Thanks Ken for stopping by to read this weeks blog, I'm sure she'll fit in well as it's a day care close to the hospital :) so lots of medical kids :).

    Have a great week Ken :)
    7 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Ideas for your Weekend emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Friday---Call a friend you haven't talked to in awhile, see a movie, make some hot chocolate (don't forget marshmallows & a dab of whip cream!)play a board game, go ice skating, order a pizza

    Saturday--Sleep in, go shopping at the mall, shop till you drop, have lunch with a friend, bake some cookies, sing in the shower, go sledding, make a snow angel, dress up & go to a party

    Sunday--Make a Snow man, go roller skating, feed the birds, dance to your favorite music,, rest & relax, put a puzzle together, make some popcorn, make a special meal of some of your favorite foods, read a book

    Hope you have a Fantastic Friday, a Super Saturday, and a Sensational Sunday!!!
    emoticon emoticon Enjoy Your Weekend, no matter what you do!! emoticon emoticon

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Barb emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    8 days ago
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