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Week 1 Weigh In

Monday, April 18, 2011

So today was the first weigh in for my Biggest Loser contest. I wasn't dreading it, I was looking forward to seeing some pounds come off. This was also my first week on SparkPeople.com so I am still learning how to use all of the available tools.

I know I can watch my caloric intake better, cut out some small things, try new recipes, etc. My water intake has been good, only one day did I not get at least 8 glasses. As for exercise, as I get stronger I will be able to do more and push myself harder.

Now onto the weigh in...

Starting Weight: 317.2
Current Weight : 311.8

A loss of -5.4 lbs!

Yay me!

  
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CERRAPHEEN 4/18/2011 8:49PM

  Congrats on your 5.4 lbs lost!

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My "About Me", very first, kickoff blog post.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I turned 41 on March 31, 2011. I signed up for a local Biggest Loser contest on April 11, 2011 and learned about SparkPeople.com from the contest literature. So, here I am and I find it to be very helpful. I used to be a gym rat, ate all the right foods, took supplements and spent 10-15 hours in the gym each week. But then I got injured at work and life went down hill as my weight went uphill.

Reasons why I can't lose weight:
9 knee dislocations
3 shoulder dislocations
2 herniated discs
depression
being a student
lost my business in '08 due to recession
full time single dad to 14 year old son
having psoriasis

Reasons why none of that matters:
When everything in life is going wrong, the one thing you can control is how you treat your body. Feed it properly and exercise it and it will respond. Once you are in control of that one thing, you have the strength and confidence to tackle something else.
So start off easy, but get started!

Ken Heaston
being me since 1970

  
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KING_SLAYER 4/17/2011 9:22PM

    Thanks for all of the nice comments, they are appreciated :)

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 4/17/2011 6:42PM

    Hello Ken and Welcome!!! Nice introduction. I read your blog and loved the attitude and I love the line, "start off easy, but get started".

That is a great mantra in the making. Good luck with your journey to a happy healthy you!

Terri =)

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IMIN2GENES 4/17/2011 6:26PM

    Welcome! Thanks for the introduction. Sounds like you've got a great attitude to get started. SP has been a huge help for me. Love the trackers! I hope you find it just as helpful to you!
Chris
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KIYOSHI04 4/17/2011 6:17PM

    welcome. glad to see you here & know you can meet every single one of your goals.

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BUTEAFULL 4/17/2011 5:59PM

    you certainly have a good foundation to draw from between your past, and all the resources at Sparks
and it's always best to start slow and build on that, good luck Ken
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