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
KING_SLAYER is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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!
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 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
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.
I have a weakness for Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccinos!
Secrets of Success
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| current weight: 271.0
"""8th Day of Christmas"""
Because we're are down to eight,
some Christmas cookies I'll bake.
Of course I'll be sure to decorate
All the ones that I will make.
I'll shake some sprinkes of green & red.
Then go onto baking my bread.
There will have to be some gingerbread,
We can't forget the fruit cake.
That people insist I make.
I use my Grandma's recipe.
It's the best, and can't be beat.
And people absolutely love to eat!!
The last thing I bake is of course the pie..
I'll be so happy to be done,
But it sure was a lot of fun!
Whatever you do today, be sure to have a lot of fun
""""Written by Barb""""
32 days ago
~~~~9th Day of Christmas~~~~
Do you have time to finish your shopping, baking cookies, candy, and bread?
Will you have time for your gift wrapping, and your decorating?
Do you have time to write & send out your cards?
Can you believe there are only 9 days, yes I said 9, till Christmas
(actually 8 days, & a few hours)
Do you think you'll have time to get it all done?
~~Written by Barb~~
33 days ago
~~ ~~10th Day of Christmas~~ ~~
With only 10 Days left, we need to stop, take a deep breath, sit back,
relax, and take a few minutes to read what a boy & girl want for Christmas.
What A Boy Wants For Christmas
Darren remembers accompanying his father out shopping
in the toy department of Macy's one Christmas Eve.
Dad said, 'What a marvelous train set. I'll buy it.'
The girl behind the counter looked pleased and murmured,
'Great, I'm sure your son will really love it.'
Dad replied with a glint in his eye, 'Maybe you're right. In that case I'll take two.'
What A Girl Wants For Christmas
The Santa Claus at the shopping mall was very surprised when Emily,
a young lady aged about 20 years old walked up and sat on his lap.
Now, we all know that Santa doesn't usually take requests from adults,
She smiled very nicely at him, so he asked her,
'What do you want for Christmas?'
'Something for my mother, please,' replied Emily sweetly.
'Something for your mother? Well, that's very loving and thoughtful of you,'
smiled Santa. 'What would you like me to bring her?
Without turning a hair Emily answered quickly, 'A son-in-law.'
What would YOU want for Christmas? Do you have it on YOUR list?
~~If not...spend time today making YOUR list~~
34 days ago
Hi, Ken! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're doing well!
35 days ago
~~ 11th Day of Christmas~ ~ ~~~
Time to get gifts in the mail.
It's the busiest day of the year.
So get them on their way.
They need to be packed & stuffed
Full of gifts & goodies you'll send.
Wrap them so pretty, with ribbons & bows
Don't forget to include the tags that say
""Don't open till Christmas Day.""
~~Written by Barb~~
Will you get yours wrapped & sent?
For the time gets shorter after today!!
Enjoy the 11th Day of Christmas
35 days ago