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Wk 157 Weigh In

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today, 4/12/14 marks my 3 year sparkversary, yay.

This wasn't a great week. My back has been giving me fits for the last couple of weeks and it got worse this week. I've been getting "twitchy" feelings everyday and that's not a good sign. It usually signals the the back is going to go out. So last night my best friend who now lives 8 hours away was in town and we met up at the tattoo studio he used to work for. We ended up standing around for 4 hours, just hanging out with one of the artists and an apprentice and their girlfriends.

I came home about 11:45 and my back was really twitchy. As I stepped out of my truck, I sneezed. That is not a good thing to do when you have a bad back and you're in a twisted position. I made it a few steps and then collapsed, legs totally buckling under me. Luckily I was quick enough to throw myself across the hood of a car parked beside me, which kept me from hitting the ground. I finally got back upright and walked a bit further and it hit again. This time I fell across the hood of my truck, saving me from the ground once again. Once I got stood up and started moving again it tried to go out again and I just held myself between the truck and a brick wall. I eventually made it into the house.

Anyway, on to the numbers:

Weight : 225.4
Gain : 1.8
Total : 94.6

For the record, today kind of sucks because of my back. My left leg has been real shaky all day and I'm shuffling more than actually walking.

Sorry for the rambling, I'm currently floating on Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) muscle relaxer.

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

  
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IMEMINE1 4/19/2014 8:41AM

    Oh my! I hope you are feeling better by now. emoticon

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1DERLAND14 4/19/2014 12:32AM

    Oh my goodness!!! I hope the medicine will give you some type of relief. I am always amazed at how much you've accomplished on this journey with such a horrible injury. I messed up my back for ONE WEEK from improper form while exercising and it was hard to do ANYTHING! Don't worry about the gain...rest up and take care of you. You'll be back on your feet in no time!!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 4/17/2014 8:59PM

    Ken, I'm sorry to hear about your back and your legs giving out. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you get relief SOON!!!

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-DAVE- 4/17/2014 12:27PM

    Ken, Is there anything you can do for the back? I am in a similar boat. The couch and I have our mid night rendevouz around 3am until 6 or so until it's time to get up. Not a fun way to live. MRI shows pinched nerves and doc says surgery.

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GRANDEFILLE 4/14/2014 10:01AM

    sorry to hear about your back bro. Hope you get better soon!

so you float! mmmmmm

Have a better week!

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SIMONEKP 4/13/2014 12:43PM

    Happy anniversary and sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope you feel better soon.

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TWESTEN1 4/13/2014 7:13AM

    That is suckful ~ so sorry that you have to go thru this & I wish there was a way we could take away the pain. I'm glad you have the muscle relaxers to rely on. Do hope you enjoyed your time with your friend before all this happened :)

Hang in there & take it easy. Will be thinking of you.

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CLAIREINPARIS 4/13/2014 5:37AM

    Oh Ken... I am horrified to read this. I can imagine the dreadful pain! I am glad you didn't fall though as it would have been very hard to get up again being in so much pain... I really hope you feel better today.
Take good care of yourself!
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_BABE_ 4/13/2014 12:49AM

    As anyone here I am reading your blog in horror. Ooh the first collapse....ahh ouch the second vehicle.....can anything be done?

While I complain about my knees/hip and or foot I realize a back issue is totally a game changer. Can you do anything to strengthen it or the muscles supporting your back so that this is not a problem?

The good news is that weighing almost 100 pounds less has to have improved the situation....if there is any good news. Congrats on your anniversary! emoticon

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/12/2014 11:58PM

    OMG!!! Ken! This is horrible and I hate that you are suffering this!!! I understand ONLY some of what you are dealing with - although NOT from my own experience but from two family members who have experienced nearly the same kind of episodes. From knowing what they have gone through, I could immediately predict your next words when you mentioned sneezing and my heart went out to you. And it still does! Honestly, you need to not only take care of yourself BUT you also need to have someone there taking care of you right now. The thing is, while the muscle relaxer has to be like a God send right now, (UNDERSTANDABLY SO), it might also cause you to move about more than you should. I'm sure you know not to do that -------BUT ------- please remember NOT to do that!
Let your back relax and rest your body as much as you possibly can - IT NEEDS THIS .... and know that we care about you so very much and will be sending you good thoughts daily. I truly hate that this has happened to you and wish there was more that I could do for you than just saying "take care" ... But at least for the time being I will say "float away" ... I would surely want to do the same if in your situation!

As for your weigh-in .... it is no matter right now. When you feel good again you will do what you need to do. You always do!
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BARBIEE52 4/12/2014 10:34PM

    Ken,
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So sorry to hear about your back,,take it very easy, and hope it gets better. Don't feel bad about your gain, because your back is more important. emoticon emoticon
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DOVESEYES 4/12/2014 10:08PM

    I feel your pain... it's the worst!!!
Hope the medication gives you some relief. Thinking of you.

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SKATER787 4/12/2014 9:48PM

    Good save there and you made it home. emoticon

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Wk 156 Weigh In

Saturday, April 05, 2014

This was a better week for me, not stupendous, but much better. My birthday was on Monday the 31st and I had a good sized dinner. Ribeye steak, shrimp, rice pilaf... good eats!

The weight from last week started to come off and that was a good sign. It fluttered a bit for a few days but I was still able to post a loss this week. I came up short of erasing last week's gain, but at this stage of the game any loss is worth being happy about!

So on to the numbers for the week:

Weight : 223.6
Lost : 1.8
Total : 96.4

I still have 2 lbs from last week to lose, but I'm not going to sweat it, it will come off when the time is right. I just hope that the right time is soon!!!!

That's about it for now, have a great weekend everybody :)

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

  
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MYLOVELYCURVES 4/8/2014 11:24AM

    GREAT JOB! :) I knew you'd post a loss this time! Keep up the great work!!

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SIMONEKP 4/7/2014 1:33PM

    Nice job and you have the same birthday as my DD

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/6/2014 11:01PM

    A loss during birthday week??? Whoa! That is nothing but fantastic! Congrats!!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/6/2014 10:07AM

    Happy Birthday we are just 2 days apart!! YAY for the loss..GOOD JOB!

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CLAIREINPARIS 4/6/2014 4:35AM

    Good for you for losing weight this week despite the birthday celebrations! Way to go Ken!
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BARBIEE52 4/5/2014 11:31PM

    Great job!! A loss is better than a gain.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You have so much to be proud of!! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 4/5/2014 9:54PM

    Glad you had a great birthday, and congrats on the loss. Hope this week is full of NSV as well.

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GRANDEFILLE 4/5/2014 8:47PM

    happy delayed birthday bro.
congrats on the loss and I am happy to see you sound so positive about all this

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_BABE_ 4/5/2014 6:53PM

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebrations Ken!

Hope next week carries on the momentum!

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TWESTEN1 4/5/2014 5:26PM

    Woohoo to you!

Congrats on the loss - that is awesome... you're back on a roll & going in the right direction. Keep it up!!!

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Wk 155 Weigh In

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Last week I had said that I didn't post a loss, but that there was always next week. I probably shouldn't have said that...

This week started out well enough, I was plodding along nicely. I figured I was on track for at least a small loss. Then BAM! fast food burgers and fries on Wednesday, then BAM! big breakfast for dinner on Thursday. On Friday it looked like I might still have a slim chance of at least breaking even again. So Friday, I'm busy with little things and I just didn't eat much (took in just over 800 calories and 9 glasses of water). So I thought, "well, we shall see what tomorrow brings".

Somehow I gained weight between Friday morning and Saturday morning. There was no high sodium anything eaten on Friday! So what I thought on Friday morning about having a chance to break even turned into a huge gain on Saturday.

Here's the numbers:

Weight : 225.4
Gain : 3.8
Total : 94.6

As I've said before "there's always next week"... hopefully that doesn't mean that I'll gain another 4 lbs next week!

Enjoy your weekend, I'm going to try and enjoy mine :)

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

  
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MYLOVELYCURVES 3/31/2014 4:29PM

    I'm really proud of you for posting these numbers. Too often people (myself included) feel so ashamed when things don't go as planned and they don't like to admit that they gained a little weight or had a setback. It's a shame really, because those are the things that make us human! We ALL have had these weeks along the way. We have struggled and made poor choices and I think it's so refreshing to see I'm not alone in this - so thank you for sharing your journey truthfully with us :)

AND NOW IT'S TIME TO GET BACK ON TRACK! Next week you'll post a BIG LOSS. Right? ;)

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BARBIEE52 3/30/2014 8:56PM

    We all have those ups and downs in scale weight, at least I do. But it's how you feel, and if you can make a positive out of the negative...Thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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CLAIREINPARIS 3/30/2014 3:39PM

    Hmmmm it looks so strange I think it will all be gone next week, I am not worried! All gone + a loss too! I might give you some boxing gloves again if it helps!
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JULIAMOONCHILD 3/30/2014 3:25PM

    I'm just not completely sold on the belief of that 3.8 gain - Believing, instead, that this figure is actually less, but due to whatever forces are at work, the universal God of scales, perhaps, you are given this cruel bucket of cold water over your head in order to shock you into better behavior. emoticon

Still, by going with that figure of 3.8, and especially if it is wrong, which I believe that it is, your next weigh-in, provided that you are good each day this week, will most like be a great moral booster, since you will have lost more than you typically lose in a GOOD week.

OK, done analyzing. Just get yourself back to the business at hand. emoticon

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GRANDEFILLE 3/30/2014 9:30AM

    you do know I hope that it sometimes take 48 hours to get the full impact of what we've done? That and I'm starting to think that weighting too often seems to be dangerous. I notice that it sometimes make me cocky and I end up gaining instead of at least stalling. Somewhere in my head I "know" I can bring it down in one day... I don't think it works that way.....
You can do better I know it and you know it. we just need to want it bad enough I guess

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SIMONEKP 3/29/2014 10:28PM

    4 lbs in a week is most likely not a true gain, chin up.

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DOVESEYES 3/29/2014 9:43PM

    As long as you post I don't care if it's up or down:)


It's like your posts are 'true and honorable and sometimes fun and others painful' and it helps to know there are people who are just doing their best every day and taking the numbers in their stride.

Birthdays are "get out of jail free cards!!!" hope yours is great.


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_BABE_ 3/29/2014 9:33PM

    Before I become a best selling author with my 3.6.9 diet you can get it here first right at the source! lol It's not a proven winner YET but I think I found my calling...writing diet books. emoticon

Earth hour is the hour once a year you go and return all your Scotch bottles to the recycling plant. emoticon

That being said I need to stop being so saucy and tell you I hope you don't gain again next week but since there will be BIRTHDAY celebrations...I think you have to be extra good.

I noticed you said that some days you eat really late and 800 calories...my diet book editor and I think that might be the problem. emoticon





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FRANCIEVW 3/29/2014 9:21PM

    Keep rollin'

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/29/2014 9:02PM

    Yep you are as bad as me with those freaking gains!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/29/2014 7:31PM

    those breakfasts and burgers and fries can really get you huh? Hang in....spring is coming...

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Wk 154 Weigh In

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy Spring everyone :)

Not much to report this week, I didn't gain or lose any weight, stayed exactly the same. Which I believe would technically be more difficult to do! But that's where I'm at this week, maintenance.

I thought for sure I was going to post a loss this week, but for some reason everything just stalled the last couple of days and it didn't happen. Oh well, there's always next week!

:)

Here's the numbers for the week:

Weight : 221.6
Lost : 0.0
Total : 98.4

I did something on Friday afternoon that I have never done before. I don't want to go into it much right now because I want to work on some things and see how things pan out for a while. But what I did should turn out to be very good for me and involved being very relaxed.

With that being said, I hope you all have a great weekend!

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

  
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SIMONEKP 3/24/2014 1:30PM

    oohhh mysterious!

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GRANDEFILLE 3/24/2014 8:33AM

    Very good! nice to see you're doing good!

Spring??? I don't know how it is down there, but here this morning it was -18C or 0F if you prefer.... I call that Winter! lol Someday maybe we'll finaly get to Spring!

Have a great week!

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-DAVE- 3/23/2014 4:14PM

    Good for maintaining. I may have to move to boulder if this pain keeps up. Thanks for the idea Colette...

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JULIAMOONCHILD 3/23/2014 11:58AM

    I am excited to hear more whenever the mood strikes you or whenever the timing is right. Timing, I know, can be everything.

Well if there's no loss but also no gain, it's OK. Now, I understand that OK sucks. emoticon And I just hate "OK", cause I know I will have an OK week every now and then, myself, and I wouldn't want anyone to commend me for it. So that's about all I can say on that subject .......except that I commend you for your attitude about it and hope that I will be as graceful when it comes to my own occasional OK.
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HAPPY SPRING TO YOU, TOO!!!!!!


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/22/2014 11:17PM

    That's great!! And now my curiosity is piqued--I could use some relax!!

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DOVESEYES 3/22/2014 8:09PM

    Yay maintainence Happy Spring to you too

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TWESTEN1 3/22/2014 6:17PM

    Yay for maintaining... and for leaving us guessing! Colette has some fun ideas ~ will wait to see if it's not R rated :) Congrats though. We're proud of you!!!

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_BABE_ 3/22/2014 5:54PM

    It's something you have never done...huh? Well since I don't really know you I can only guess.... emoticon

I am going to throw out there...yoga? meditation? massage? hypnotherapy? clairvoyance? medical marijuana? emoticon

I will think of more later....some I am just not saying emoticon

...glad you are in a better place!


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CLAIREINPARIS 3/22/2014 5:18PM

    Ohhhh I love reading about things that sound so positive! I can't wait to hear more at some point!
... And maintenance is good! Happy Spring Ken!

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Wk 153 Weigh In

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I'm going to make this blog post short because I'm a little tired. After lunch today my son and I went and visited the Castle Air Museum, at what used to be Castle Air Force Base (until Clinton shut it down in the 90's). It is one of the top air museums in the nation and is visited by people from around the world.

Well today it was about 80 degrees and we were walking around for more than an hour with very little shade. 80 isn't real hot for here, but it should only be about 64 right now, so 80 is scorching (and it's still technically Winter!)

Anyway, on to the numbers for this week:

Weight : 221.6
Lost : 1.8
Total : 98.4

After last weeks soul crushing gain of 1.0 lb I was able to turn things around and lose 1.8 lbs. Makes it a lot easier to move ahead after posting a nice loss this week.

Have a great weekend :)

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

  
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SIMONEKP 3/24/2014 1:29PM

    Nice job Ken

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Great Job Bro!!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/19/2014 2:54PM

    woo hoo great job!!!

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-DAVE- 3/16/2014 9:55PM

    Nice loss. Sounds like you had a great day with your son.



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GUNNSGIRL91303 3/16/2014 4:30PM

    Any loss is worthy of celebration! You are moving in the right direction. Even maintenance is good. Shows consistency. Keep up the good work!

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CLAIREINPARIS 3/16/2014 4:08PM

    WOOHOO!!!! I just said it out loud actually! emoticon You did it, I knew you could! Yay! Now I might need to think about making it a regular habit, sending you boxing gloves from time to time!!!!!
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GRANDEFILLE 3/16/2014 10:49AM

    I knew you could turn this thing around.. You haven't gotten there by quitting.
But we all need our moments for ranting and self-pitying.

this whole thing is like a very long treck. Some days all is well and we can do lots of terrain. Somedays the terrain is rough and take all of our energy and some days, the road ahead is smooth and flat, but we are just so tired of the whole thing that we just crash down and feel like we'll never get there... we aren't good enough.

then someone, something or ourselves will let us see all that we have achieved, that we are worth it, and also that it is ok and normal to fall down, Then after thinking about it, we get up and start moving again.

We all have a right to our own emotions. Not letting them out is, for a lot of us, how we got here in the first place. So live them, own them and then move on... that is what I have to say.


Congratulations bro! I knew you were going to bounce back when you were ready.

Have a great day! a great week and a great life!

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ZUMBAOBSESSED 3/16/2014 7:46AM

    What a difference a week makes! congrats on your loss. I swear, I feel like I am doomed to live in this plateau the rest of my life. So, I am "jealous" of your loss!! Sounds like a nice day with your son.

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1DERLAND14 3/16/2014 3:15AM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew ya had it in ya, kid! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

& 80 degrees sounds PERFECT!!!

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DOVESEYES 3/15/2014 10:45PM

    Fantastic so proud of you. Glad you got a n outing too. Happy week

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JULIAMOONCHILD 3/15/2014 10:31PM

    That was one great come back! emoticon
I took back that weight watcher's bathroom scale. It just kept changing it's reading every time I stepped on - like every second. Got another brand but haven't tried it out yet. Will see how it works this week.

80 degrees! WOW, and we are getting over 4 inches of snow tonight! Burrrrrrr!

The museum visit sounded like a fun time spent with your son. Glad you got to do this and glad you had such a good weigh-in. I hope I can do likewise on my next. emoticon

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SKATER787 3/15/2014 9:47PM

    Have you quit the grains yet?

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TWESTEN1 3/15/2014 9:33PM

    Fabulous - sounds like a great day all around... I can't wait til we have 80 degree weather again :)
Congrats on the loss!!!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/15/2014 9:18PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!! Keep pushing!!

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