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
    Fire up those Sneakers and Fall in Love with Walking and You Can Walk Your Way to a Healthier, Slimmer You!!
    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~BEING STRONG~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Being strong doesn’t mean you can’t express what you feel…
    it doesn’t mean you can’t cry when you really want to scream…
    it doesn’t mean you have to be strong all the time…..

    Being strong means that you can smile even when you’ve been crying…
    it means being yourself as GOD has made you….
    it means growing stronger then what we were yesterday…

    BEING STRONG MEANS NEVER GIVE UP,
    SHOW THE WORLD THE REAL YOU,
    AND BE THE ONE WHO CAN SEE EYE TO EYE
    WITH EVERY HURDLE THAT COMES YOUR WAY….
    ~Neena Gupta~

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Barb~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    “Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other,
    when we don't judge or categorize someone else,
    when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet.
    Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings;
    having patience with someone who has let us down;
    or resisting the impulse to become offended
    when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped.
    Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness
    and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us.
    Charity is expecting the best of each other."
    ~ Elder Martin J. Ashton ~

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~Barb~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~~}{~~~}{~~~ I GRIEVE TODAY~~~}{~~~}{~~~

    "I grieve today for the times I have loved so much
    ---that I forgot about myself and my own needs.
    I grieve today for giving so much and forgetting
    ---that I should keep a little bit back just for me.
    I grieve today for getting so caught up in helping others
    ---that I overlooked I needed a little help as well.
    I grieve today for thinking I could just do it all, denying
    ---that I also have my limits. And sometimes having limitations is a holy thing.
    I grieve today & pray for the ones who have lost their lives,
    ---their loved ones and those who are hurting.
    ~S. C. Lourie ~

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    9 days ago
  • v DOVESEYES
    Thanks so much for stopping by this week Ken, life is good and getting better here. Thank God.
    10 days ago
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