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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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Christmas Tree

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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
    With Valentine's Day only a few days away, I am dedicating them to Chocolate,
    there's nothing better than sharing with a friend..especially a friend with chocolate.

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    ~~~~TOP 10 Reasons I Love Chocolate~~~~
    10. Better than sex...most of the time.
    9. Always more at the store.
    8. Makes my mouth happy.
    7. Something fun to do alone.
    6. Cheaper than Prozac.
    5. Surprise centers.
    4. Hides easily in my pocket.
    3. Two words - mood swings.
    2. Comes in pretty boxes.
    Being addicted won't get you arrested.

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    emoticon Maybe you can share your chocolate with a friend, only if you want to emoticon
    11 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~A Hug Just In Case~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

    We read about all sorts of hugs. Great big hugs, or mousey ones
    Of gentle touch, or hearty fun... all are only for the love
    Mama, Papa, baby hugs, sisters, brothers, playful shoves!
    For the lonely, or the busy...each one needs a hug of love.

    Cutie girls, or naughty pups...little boys and big ones too.
    Spontaneous, is sure the best...anytime we're feeling blue
    Now just in case, you haven't been hugged today,
    here's one from me to you.

    emoticon emoticon ~~~Give Someone a HUG Today~~~ emoticon emoticon
    14 days ago
    I know, I see the joeys trying to follow Mum over the fences and want to help them over. :). I don't understand. We would need to feed out our animals any way at this time of year. Hubby turned on the outside light and there they were... at least 50... the males are so big wow, the females take care of the joeys it is so cool.
    Thanks for taking time to stop by... it's been awhile since you blogged ... you got any news ?
    17 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    A Mom is driving her little girl to a friend’s house for a play date.
    “Mommy,” the little girl asks, “how old are you?”
    “Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age,” the mother warns. “It is not polite.”
    “Ok,” the little girl says. “How much do you weigh?”
    “Now really,” the mother says, “these are personal questions,
    and really none of your business.”

    Undaunted, the little girl asks, “Why did you and daddy get a divorce?”
    “That is enough questions, honestly!”
    The exasperated mother drives away as the two friends begin to play.
    “My Mom wouldn’t tell me anything,” the little girl says to her friend.
    “Well,” said the friend, “all you need to do is look at her drivers license.
    It is like a report card—it has everything on it.”

    Later that night, the little girl says to her mother, “I know how old you are. You are 32.”
    The mother is surprised and asks, “How did you find that out?”
    “I also know that you weigh 140 pounds.” The mother is past surprise and shocked now.
    “How in heaven’s name did you find that out?”

    “And,” the little girl says triumphantly, “I know why you and daddy got a divorce.”
    “Oh really?” the mother asks. “And why’s that?”
    “Because you got an F in sex.”
    - Unknown

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a Terrific Thursday emoticon emoticon emoticon
    20 days ago
    Hey you, thanks for dropping by. Glad to see you still kicking around.
    22 days ago
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