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Wk 60 Weigh In - Time to turn it around

Saturday, June 02, 2012

This was a pretty good week for me, not spectacular, but pretty good still. I ate fairly decently, and got a decent amount of gym time in this week. I always feel like I could do more in the gym, but these torn up old joints sometimes make life difficult, especially when I'm really trying to push myself. Weight lifting has always been enjoyable for me, but now it's more painful for me. My muscles are willing to do more work, to lift heavier, but the joints just yell "NO!". So I do what I can do, making much slower gains than I am used to (from previous gym experience). I knew it would be terrible to get old, I just didn't think it would this bad at 42!!

Diet wise, I still have not achieved a 100% clean week. I don't know if I've ever had a 75% clean week come to think about it. But what I've done these past 60 weeks has worked much more than it hasn't worked so I'm not going to try and reinvent the wheel here. I will however keep trying to be a little cleaner with my diet and avoid gorging myself when I come across cookies :)

That's about enough jawing for now, let's get to the reason why you are all here, to see the numbers.

Weight : 233.8
Lost : 1.6
Total : 83.4

Yay! down 1.6lbs for the week. However I don't feel like this is that much of a victory after gaining 1lb last week. If this had been 2+ lbs lost for the week, I would feel better. But I guess if I ate better and worked a little harder, it could have been 2+ lbs! So it's my fault and I need to increase my fortitude if I'm going to continue to lose this weight.

On to the next week!

"There are brave men knocking at our door, let's go out there and kill them" - Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones. Season 2, Episode 9 "Blackwater"

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SANTOREONE 6/6/2012 8:05PM

    Amazing Work, pain can be difficult. Getting old isn't any fun, but it beats the alternative. I love Game of Thrones. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 6/4/2012 4:12PM

    Awesome Job Ken... You have erased last weeks gain and are down from there!!! That is something to be happy about it. Yeah getting old sucks!!! But what we have to hold on to is we are in better shape now then when we were younger and heavier!

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MARYDSAN 6/2/2012 5:57PM

    Congrats on the weight loss this week-keep up the great work!

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Wk 59 Weigh In- The wheels come off

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I had a bad feeling about this week almost from the beginning. I felt kind of bloated most of the week and I know that I ate too much bad stuff. A large package of chocolate chip cookies made its way into my house and, well, I think you know what happened to them. Needless to say, those cookies will not be getting in my way next week! I also had pizza on thursday night, I wasn't going to have any, but it smelled sooo good, so I had just a few slices (doggone it anyway).

Oh well, I can't change what I have done, I can only plan on doing better this week. I plan on avoiding chocolate chip cookies and pizza, that's for darn sure!

I had good gym time this week, lifted hard and sweated hard. Good thing too, if I had half assed it in the gym I would probably be worse off than I am now!

On to the bad news.

Weight : 235.4
GAIN : 1.0
Total : 81.8

So I gained 1 lb this week. Could have been a lot worse honestly. It might not even have been the cookies and pizza (although I'm sure those didn't help). My body just didn't feel right this week, like I said earlier, I felt bloated for some reason and my, ahem, 'movements' weren't up to par (probably why I felt bloated). Anyway, this week is behind me so I shall begin to look forward to next week.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and don't forget to remember the fallen service members while you are enjoying your bbq.

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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CLPURNELL 5/31/2012 11:38AM

    I know you will make up for it this week Ken!!! You have been killing it!!! This is just a blip!!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/28/2012 9:39AM

    Good for you for a couple things!!
1. you realized your body needed something different.
2. you are now back on track
3. you only gained a pound, which in my book says alot!! it could have been much, much KNOW you will lose that right off.

Bravo, my friend!!!

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MARYDSAN 5/26/2012 8:45PM

    There's always next week! You've been doing so well.

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BLUE42DOWN 5/26/2012 8:44PM


Here's to a good week to make up for this past one.

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Wk 58 Weigh In - Ssssmokin'

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Another good week is in the books. I am feeling blessed right now as we head into summer. My son has just one week left in his sophomore year and he got his first driving lesson today from yours truly. He talked a lot of big talk until I made him get behind the wheel, then he was terrified, scared to death. We spent about 45 minutes with him driving in his school parking lot, around and around and around. I made him slow down for the speed bumps, speed up a bit between them, stay on his side while taking the corners, stop when he came to the driveway to make sure there were no cars that were going to turn into the lot. Then I made him scoot close to the sidewalks to try and avoid the speed bumps, he didn't like that! Too close to the sidewalk for his liking :) It was a fairly successful lesson, after all I made it home to type this. He didn't hit anything, although he did get a little too close to a light pole which made my voice go really high yelling "TURN, TURN", lol.

All of that aside I had a good week. Made it to the gym everyday, worked pretty hard while I was there too. My food choices were not as good as last week, a little too much snacking on the wrong things. I swear someday I'm going to nail diet, exercise, stress and mindset and have one helluva week!

Anyway, onto the numbers:

Weight : 234.4
Lost : 1.8
Total : 82.8

A 1.8lb loss for the week is awesome. However I do see that my losses are less each week, I hope to reverse that trend and post a bigger number next week. That would great :)

Today's quote is in honor of my son's driving lesson.

"I'm not sure... about automobiles.... With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization - that is, in spiritual civilization. It may be that they will not add to the beauty of the world, nor to the life of men's souls. I am not sure. But automobiles have come, and they bring a greater change in our life than most of us suspect. They are here, and almost all outward things are going to be different because of what they bring. They are going to alter war, and they are going to alter peace. I think men's minds are going to be changed in subtle ways because of automobiles; just how, though, I could hardly guess. But you can't have the immense outward changes that they will cause without some inward ones, and it may be that... the spiritual alteration will be bad for us. Perhaps, ten or twenty years from now, if we can see the inward change in men by that time, I shouldn't be able to defend the gasoline engine, but would have to agree... that automobiles 'had no business to be invented.' " ~Eugene, from Booth Tarkington's The Magnificent Ambersons, 1918

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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SAZZLERAZZLE 5/24/2012 5:54PM

    Hey Ken, long time since i posted on your page and so glad to see you are doing well and slaying the scales!

You sound very positive and seem to be enjoying the driving lessons(!!) so good for you!

Keep at it and good luck for next weeks big number! Though 1.8 is awesome!


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CLPURNELL 5/21/2012 4:36PM

    Awesome Job Ken!!!!!!!!!!! You are really killing it!!!!!!!!! I am teaching my 16 year old Daughter to drive too! So I definitely know what you are going through!!! Hang in there!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/20/2012 10:14AM

    WOW thats FANTASTIC!!! heading for my own weigh in now...i KNOW i did well. i'm sure most of it was water but hopefully a little was fat
I remember those car driving days. i taught all of mine in my f-150 5 speed. and when they were all done i had my clutch replaced. and went for counselling (just kidding on the counselling). they are all great drivers now, though..and prefer standards to automatic like their mama!!

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Wk 57 Weigh In-Keep it Rollin'

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Another week passes, seems like it was only a week ago that I was sitting here writing a blog post...

So this week wasn't too bad. Between Sunday and Friday I did 4 math assignments to finish an 8 unit math class. Fun stuff, converting word problems to algebraic equations, then solving those algebraic equations using different numbers to come up with a series of correct answers than inputting those answers into an excel spreadsheet and creating a coordinate plane graph showing all work. Yeah, I'm damn glad to be done with that class :) Next month I get to write a paper comparing and contrasting different periods of art and different styles; i.e. Renaissance painting, classical music and modern motion pictures. This should be a hoot as well!

Anyway, I didn't get to the gym as much this week, stayed up too late and slept too long :( but still it wasn't a bad week overall. Plus, I was kind of stressed about getting the math done and spent a good amount of hours just working on that stuff. But I did eat pretty well and when I did get to the gym, I worked hard. So all was not lost! Let's have a look at the numbers, shall we?

Weight : 236.2
Lost : 2.4
Total : 81

Yes, another 2+ lbs lost and I crossed the 80 lb mark finally! An excellent week for me in the weight loss category as well as the school work category. I need to do better at getting into the gym though. Must get more gym time!

Happy Mother's day to all of my spark friends who happen to be mothers :) Have a great weekend and be ready to hit it again next week!

"Chicks dig scars" Keanu Reeves in "The Replacements"

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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GRANDEFILLE 5/16/2012 4:00PM

    Way to go! You are an inspiration! Glad to see you doing so well

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CLPURNELL 5/14/2012 5:56PM

    Ken that is awesome Bro you are really killing it in the classroom and on the scale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CLHENDY1 5/14/2012 1:05PM

    Congrats on your loss!! 80+ pounds is awesome!! Keep it up! emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/14/2012 9:50AM

    woo hoo thats FANTASTIC!!! i did NOT do well. at all. in fact, i'm horrified. so i'm back on it. with a vengeance. now.

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MARYDSAN 5/13/2012 1:21AM

    Congratulations on another successful week and your weight loss. Keep up the good work!

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Week 56 Weigh In-Hell Yeah!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

What a week. I've been fighting my way through a tough math class the last few weeks so my focus feels like it's going a bunch of different directions. Get through this class, eat clean, get to the gym and work hard, rinse, repeat. But I seemed to make it all the way to Saturday, the day that I can rest and relax. I had hoped for at least a small loss this week, after all I did make it to the gym and I did work hard. My eating was also fairly good, no big mistakes were made in that department this week. So this morning I got up and shuffled down the hall to my bathroom and got on the scale. It said that I had lost weight. I like this new scale of mine, it keeps telling me that I'm lighter each time I step on it :)

Here's the numbers for the week:

Weight : 238.6
Lost : 2.8
Total : 78.6

Hooray!!!! I finally made it out of the 240's!! I crossed into the 240's on Christmas Eve 2011, almost 4 1/2 months ago. 18 weeks to lose 10 lbs... thank God those 10 lbs are now behind me! Time to move on and conquer another 10!

This is going to be a short blog today, I'm in too good a mood to sit at the computer and type words :)

"Happiness depends upon ourselves" Aristotle

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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SAZZLERAZZLE 5/12/2012 4:07PM

    Woohoo! nice one mate!


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PENDULA 5/9/2012 4:14PM

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/9/2012 12:25PM

    woo hoo Ken thats FANTASTIC!!! YOU ROCK!!

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CLPURNELL 5/8/2012 1:29PM

    Awesome job Ken!!!! Toldya you would be there in no time and BAMM!!! Looks like you are finding your groove again!!!! Way to go brother!!!!!!!!!

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GRANDEFILLE 5/8/2012 5:35AM

    Congratulations! maybe we could switch scales for a bit. My new one keeps telling me I'm heavier all the time! lol

Keep it up buddy you're doing fantastic!

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MARYDSAN 5/6/2012 1:46AM

    Way to go-I want one of those scales! Mine is fairly new, less than a year; and it did register almost a pound loss this week, but nothing as consistent as yours!

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    Great news! Congratulations!


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ME_FIRST 5/5/2012 6:14PM

    Fantastic!!! It's not the new scale. It's good old perserverance! Keep going! I have 3 lbs to get out of the 240s. emoticon

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NADJAZZ 5/5/2012 4:29PM

    Congratulations! If you could patent a scale like that, you would be rich! LOL I know this is the result of YOUR hard work, no magic scale.

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