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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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    Thanks Ken for your continued support hope you have a great Christmas and a happy New Year to you and your family :)
    33 days ago
    Thanks for your great blog comments Ken, hope you are well and happy.
    40 days ago
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    10 Reasons we know why Santa Claus is a man emoticon

    1...No dress sense emoticon
    2...Never replies to your letters emoticon
    3...The chances of getting what you want are nil. emoticon
    4...Beer belly emoticon
    5...Will only commit to one day a year emoticon
    6...Obsessed with stockings emoticon
    7...He never stops to ask for directions emoticon emoticon
    8...Too lazy to shave emoticon
    9...He always wears the same clothes emoticon
    10...Only will do a job where people
    leave food or booze out for him.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    And he doesn't wash the plate afterwards.
    emoticon Do you know a Santa like this?? emoticon
    ~~Enjoy your Day~~~"You might run into "Santa"~~
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    43 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by Ken, yes we too ponder the practices of power companies :), the shires have also been doing burn offs so 'go figure'. We will soldier on ...

    I have gained some movement again :), I've been so busy keeping up with the house work etc since we have got everything back where it belongs after doing the guest room.

    But still only a small loss or gain each week, I can eat about a third of what is the minimum calories and still hardly move the scale. I don't know ... I don't feel hungry though.

    I press on ... :)

    Hope you have a great Christmas and wonderful 2018, lots of hugs !!
    47 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon My Christmas Tree emoticon emoticon

    It's time to get my Christmas Tree
    I wonder what kind it will be..
    Will it be short..will it be tall?
    Will it be large, will it be small?
    It's really hard to tell..
    But it must have that evergreen smell
    I finally found the perfect one.
    So choosing my Christmas Tree was done.
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    I put on many strings of lights
    I hung colored bulbs, and candy canes.
    It really looked so bright.
    I wanted to make it look just right.
    So I knew this Christmas Tree
    Was the one that looked beautiful to me.
    Will you find your Christmas Tree
    That will be the perfect one for you?
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    49 days ago
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