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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 BARBIEE52

    emoticon emoticon emoticon CRAZY "OLD LADY" QUOTES emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I believe my house is haunted.
    Every time I look in my mirror, a crazy old lady
    stands in front of me, so I can't see my reflection.

    Actually you can have a healthy sex life well into your later years
    assuming you can stand the sight of someone your age naked.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Don't think of them as hot flashes,
    think of it as your inner child playing with matches.

    "And another thing Francis, all this fuss about Same Sex marriage.
    I just don't see what the big deal is.
    Harvey and I have been having the same sex for 54 years.
    and to tell you the truth, it isn't worth getting all upset over."
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    When I get old, I'm not going to sit around knitting.
    I'm going to be clicking my "Life Alert" button
    to see how many hot firefighters show up

    "What kind of tea is that?"
    "I don't know, but I found it in my grandson's room.".
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Here's to Getting Older~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    10 days ago
    Thanks for the update. It's good you are keeping your logs up. Your motivation will come back. Just know you have always help motivate the masses here. Hugs my friend. :)
    11 days ago
    Hi Ken,
    Just dropping in to wish you a great week!
    I hope things are going along okay and you're continuing to heal and have mobility!
    Anything new? Miss your blog updates!
    11 days ago
    Thanks for your comments Ken, some of the quilts were massive, they had them 'strung up' so we could see them, wow, they must have huge tables to rest them on when doing the sewing.
    It must have been a logistical 'nightmare' for you to get yours displayed properly.

    I'm feeling really great lately, I've 'entered into rest' it's so nice.

    Thinking of you and your physio, do you have any more movement with the exercises?

    Bec has been sending home her Christmas presents and I've been wrapping them up, saves postage and makes it a lot of fun,helping her. I bought a portacot for Annabelle and a bouncinette, for her visit at Christmas.

    Have a happy week Ken :)
    12 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    My Journey Hasn't Been Easy, But I'm Still....
    ---Standing, emoticon
    -----Laughing, emoticon
    -------Forgiving, emoticon
    ---Loving, emoticon
    -----Learning emoticon
    -------& Living. emoticon
    ---I'm Perfectly Imperfect emoticon
    -----& Unapologetically Me. emoticon

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Enjoy your Journey this Weekend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Barb emoticon emoticon emoticon
    13 days ago
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