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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 ...
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!
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Member Since: 4/12/2011

SparkPoints: 85,023

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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BARBIEE52
6/27/2015 12:49:28 AM

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It will hurt..it will take time..it will take dedication..
it will require willpower.
You will need to make healthy decisions!
It requires sacrifice!
You will need to push your body to it's MAX!!
There will be lots of temptations!
But..I promise you that when
you reach your goal,
It's worth it!!

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BARBIEE52
6/25/2015 3:46:32 PM

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Happy are they who take life day by day
complain very little, and are thankful
for the little things in life.

So, for one minute, walk outside,
stand there in silence,
Look up at the sky, and contemplate
just how amazing life is.
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What are you thankful for?
emoticon Have a very Thankful Thursday emoticon ~()-Barb-()~()~ emoticon

Ken..Thanks for always dropping by my "feed"
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Here are a few things to do when you are tempted to visit Starbucks.. emoticon



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JULIAMOONCHILD
6/25/2015 1:43:06 PM

Hey "Hillbilly" - - - I knew we had some kinda connection! emoticon

My drink is a bit more processed, too ..... but in the long ago past I wud go into the mountains to seek the REAL hard cider on occasion. Some real old dudes used to make some mighty fine stuff. Anyway, not shine, fer sure, but the old time cider had some real kick to it - let me tell ya .... And I don't even like cider - but theirs was a totally different animal. emoticon



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GRANDEFILLE
6/25/2015 7:42:30 AM

Than you bro. It is true we were luky he stayed around so long and was trully sick only for a period. He was a very special man. He made us who we are today. And with all he did for the community I expect a lot of people will come to pay their respect. Friday and Saturday will be 2 very long days with lots of tissues...
He will always be in my heart



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JULIAMOONCHILD
6/24/2015 2:46:47 PM

Hey! I live in the mountains of WV, so watcha expect from a hillbilly??? emoticon

Oh, and jes fer the record, I believe my Granny was a bootlegger.

Drink more - and eat less! emoticon
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