KING_SLAYER   69,272
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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: 69,272

Fitness Minutes: 19,000

My Goals:
My eventual goal weight is between 200 and 215 lbs.
Starting at 317, 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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DOVESEYES
1/24/2015 10:15:27 PM

Thanks for the blog comment, it was sure easier to get to 'sweat' last week and this week promises higher.

I've still got my 'fire' bags packed, not liking being home alone on the hottest day Tuesday.



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BOSS61
1/24/2015 10:02:30 PM

I know who the VP is - Agnew!



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BARBIEE52
1/23/2015 11:26:16 AM

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"""It's finally Friday..it took long enough and it felt like a week to get here."""

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Ken..I think we all get caught up in the "what ifs", so thanks for stopping by!!!
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JULIA211X
1/23/2015 5:01:48 AM

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, Ken!

That's messed up-about Dr. Suess! Reminds me of what I read about A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, the son hated being used as the Christopher Robin character, said he was mocked in school for it. He didn't get a long with his father and hardly spent time with him. Ironic!

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BARBIEE52
1/22/2015 11:31:36 AM

emoticon Ken,
Most of the problems are because of two reasons:
We act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.
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Life is good when we think its good.
Life is bad when we don't think.
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Positive something is better than negative nothing ..Elbert Hubbard
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""""""""""""Have a Terrific, Thinking Thursday"""""""""""




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