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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 for your blog comments on the baby blanket Ken, :)
    45 days ago
    Thanks Ken for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I've not much to say these days, sometimes it's better to not speak and hope for change :)
    thinking of you hope your days are getting cooler :)
    46 days ago
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    emoticon ~~~Ideas for Having a Wonderful Weekend~~~ emoticon
    Friday---Go fishing with friends, fix yourself something special, fly a kite, enjoy fresh fruit
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    Saturday--Sleep in, sit in the park, sing, smile, swim, shop till you drop
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    Sunday--Go sailing, roller skating, stick to your goals, send someone good wishes, sit and relax, share something special, seek new things
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    Hope you have a Fantastic Friday, a Super Saturday, and a Sensational Sunday!!! Hope you enjoy it in whatever you do!!!!

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    Thanks so much for the comment!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    47 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    There are two food groups in this world:
    The one you put cheese on and the one you put chocolate on.

    People who shop in health food stores never look healthy.

    The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
    By the second day, you're off it.
    ~~Jackie Gleason~~

    The only reason I'm fat is because a tiny body couldn't store all this personality.

    Losing weight means you'll look good in clothing.
    Exercising means you will look good naked.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~)(~Barb~)(~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    51 days ago
    Hi Ken, yes it was sad, they had tried to make a go of it, the meals were amazing too :) but just could not keep up with all the overheads. They had such a great attitude, learning from it and one day having another go. The wife will get a job and the Hubby will do up a truck over a few months and travel around show days etc maybe next year.
    Hope it works out for them :)

    Thanks for your good wishes !!
    53 days ago
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