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Week 101 Weigh in 3/16/13

Saturday, March 16, 2013

So after a really good week 100, I rebounded to a sub par week 101 :( All my fault, my diet has been all over the place, been distracted by what seems to be a thousand other things and overall just not been happy. Truth be told, I haven't been happy for a very long time, I've just gotten real good at faking it so people won't constantly ask me "what's wrong?".

Please don't take what I've written here as me crying out for help, it's just a factual admission, I'm not a happy person. I am pleasant enough, I have friends and I can have a good time, I just don't remember the last time that I was filled with happiness, warmed with good feelings, etc.

Anyway. So yeah, this week pretty much sucked. On to the numbers.

Weight : 214.8
Gain : 1.6
Total : 102.4

Yep, up 1.6 lbs, almost entirely wiping out last weeks loss of 2 pounds. Such is life. No big meals planned for today either. Usually head out and have a big lunch with my son, but we had a funeral to go to at 11 am and I had a small sandwich afterward with some fruit. At least by not having the big lunch I may give myself a small head start for next week.

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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1DERLAND14 3/26/2013 6:09AM

    I can really relate to what you're saying because too often I feel that way. I hope that you are able to search and find what truly makes you happy. You have done so well on your journey! I started out only working on the outside and got to where I was still miserable 80lbs down... I had to back up and figure out what it is that I want out of life. I still dont have the answers, but I closer than I was a few months ago. :) I have hope that if you spend some time on YOU that you will be able to find it. I am not sure if you are like me, but you fill your time up with so many other things that you don't spend a lot of time on you at the end of the day? You deserve every great thing life has to offer. Keep your head up :) emoticon

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NEWNIKKI50 3/22/2013 9:06AM

    The first step toward anything healthy is awareness.
You are honest and courageous enough to open up about your truth in a public forum. I applaud that.
Happiness is such a relative word. I prefer "peace".
When I was forced to face all the time I had wasted (20 years!!) making someone my priority that only saw me as his very last option it shook me to darkest core. I was angry, bitter and felt betrayed.
Slowly I started looking at small steps to feeling better, happiness was never my goal - just peace. I needed to have something in my life that I was in control of RIGHT NOW.
My first step was to get on SparkPeople, start working on my weight, make some new friends, even if I have never met them in person. You are one of those friends.
As I began to meet my goals to make my body healthy, my mind started clearing.
I could see how labeling myself as the victim of a bad man did not serve me well.
I had to take responsibility for standing in the gap and always being available to pick up the pieces for my EX whenever his life fell apart. I was such a fool and didn't love myself enough to do any better. Cutting him out of my life completely, make him dead to me was the only way I could move on.
Then I began to discover all the small things that give me peace.
Like getting back to my writing, taking time for myself alone.
Watching movies that I like, reading books, taking walks - being unpredictable once and a while, as long as doing so causes no harm.
So, one day last week, I decided to take a longer lunch break than I am entitled to (bad, bad girl that I am) - I went over to the museum that is near the White House, about a block from my office and toured the American Crafts exhibit. I got more authentic joy out of that impulsive excursion than I had felt in many years. I didn't wish that anyone else was there to see it with me. I did't regret not having a partner to share the experience with. I let it be enough that this was MY decision, my eyes seeing it and my life being enriched by my own actions. It doesn't take much to find peace, just the need to want to define it solely for yourself.
with understanding, and profound respect ~ Naazima

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KRAZYDEA 3/22/2013 8:49AM

    Sorry to hear that you haven't been fully happy Ken, Sad to hear that when the person is a good caring one. I really hope things get better for you and you can start enjoying life and be fulfilled in your heart aswell as your soul. Keep your head up and You've done really good so far with your weight loss, I wish you the best of luck on hitting your goal and hope your day's get better for you.... emoticon emoticon

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GODSCHILD2_2011 3/22/2013 8:30AM

    Ken ~ I know that you didn't express your unhappiness in this blog because you want someone to feel sorry for you but my heart really goes out to you. Life can be filled with so many ups and downs and to think that you haven't felt true happiness in a long time is really a bummer.

I hope and pray that you really find that happiness that you desire and that it start from the inside out and I look forward to the day that you can blog about true happiness that you're experiencing.

Thanks again for being open and honest and for sharing with us where you are in life right now. I'm sure as always this blog is really helping someone else who may be going through the same things.


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-DAVE- 3/20/2013 8:04AM

    it sounds like you have fun with your son. I wouldn't sweat this 1 week of gaining. In the scope of things within your life, there are many more things could be worse. Continue to be thankful for for the little things and, move on. You'll be back losing next week, I'm sure.

As for happiness, I can honestly say that I think many more people in the world are still searching for happiness. Myself included. But I am learning that happiness is not a final destination but rather something that must be experienced each day to help you reach your destination. Whatever that is...

You're doing great things here and with your family. Many times we don't give ourself credit we deserve. It takes others to make us recognize our greatness and that we are cherished and valuable in this world. I go along with many people here saying that although we do not know each other personally, you're doing great things for your family friends and spark. Keep on and realize that you are great and realize that there is 'no way to happiness - happiness is the way...' - Dr. Wayne Dyer.

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MARYDSAN 3/19/2013 8:41AM

    Sorry you had a rough week. You have been such an encouragement and role model and leader. I hope that you find the happiness that you deserve!

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CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 10:37PM


Try to really spend some time finding your happiness. I really think once you do that you will get to goal and beyond. You have done so much to be proud of! You have lost over 100 pounds. You have been a tremendous help to your family. You are raising a great kid! You have a ton to be proud of brother. Find what makes you happy. You deserve to be truly happy from the inside out. You have been such a huge inspiration to me and a ton of others here. You have made a difference for us here. Through your sweat and hard work you have changed your life. You have changed your physical body you also have the power to find that happiness. It isn't easy there may be emotions to fight through, baggage to let go. I know you brother you are no stranger to hard work!! Just like weight loss man it is worth and you can do it!!!!!

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KWING517 3/18/2013 9:08AM

    I hope this week is being a little nicer to you :)

Remember - 2 steps forward, 1 step back still gets you to your goal eventually!!

Have a good week!

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GRANDEFILLE 3/17/2013 2:12PM

    I guess life happened... If it didn't we'd have regular loss every week!

You are still my hero! at least you didn't wipe out completely last week's loss!

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DIETSAFARI 3/17/2013 1:25PM

    I wish that happiness will surprise you this week. You are a little spit away from goal!
You did good...

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/17/2013 8:43AM

    So sorry you had a not so good week. And you deserve some happy!! Hopefully it won't be so elusive!!!

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DOVESEYES 3/16/2013 10:31PM

    Feelings are fickle, strength and wisdom are tangible.

When my weight was up and up and up and not moving you were my rock, always encouraging me to keep on. Thanks for that.

Its a big thing that even though you feel down, you lift others.

Maybe you need a holiday just to chill out, or go back to a hobby you let go. The scale isn't everything.

Hope today is a great day for you. Onward to next week!!!

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FRANCIEVW 3/16/2013 10:00PM

    You got this. Look deep in your heart. Live what you find there.

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_BABE_ 3/16/2013 8:33PM

    I always thought I would be happy WHEN (fill in the blanks). The biggest condition for this would be slim...but not all slim people are happy so there goes that theory out the window. No one can tell you to count your blessings or take stock because it's just more complicated than that....

That being said...some say that "The secret to happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.".... which really means be glad someone else has it worse that you...JUST KIDDING!


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RKJONES1953 3/16/2013 7:54PM

    Okay Ken, life is not full of chuckles and you know that it was never intended to be easy. If it was, we would have remained single celled organisms. You have repeated treated many of us to you humor, encouragement, and kind words.

Kind of a cool thought that you made the difference in somebody's life and you are standing next to them at the checkout stand. SparkPeople brings anonymity as well as digital friendships.

Ken, I brew beer and if I had a current batch I'll invite you over for a sample. A wise man once asked me when I was down and kicking myself. "Have you ever killed anyone who did not deserve killing and or was I a pedophile? He then said. " if the answer is no what do you have to worry about and would still be proud to call me friend."

Get on the horse and RIDE!

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LKORNEGAY 3/16/2013 7:46PM

    Ken, I've sensed your feelings for awhile now and I don't even know you. I'd read your blogs and I could read between the lines. I could tell you were struggling and you're right, you were faking it until you could make it. Just know we're here for you. Like the song by Phillip Phillips, "Home". Home is the place we know we can be ourselves, without judgement, a place we know is a refuge from the world, a place we know we are safe. Think of Spark People as your "Home".

You have been on my mind for weeks now, I've been praying for you and for God to give you what you need in your life to meet your goals. You are worth it, remember that.

Your friend,


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ALWYS-LKN-UP 3/16/2013 6:35PM

    emoticon Sometimes not saying anything & letting someone else know they are not alone with a big hug speaks volumes! Big hug from WI & tail wags from Holly :)

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SAZZLERAZZLE 3/16/2013 6:31PM

    Hey Ken, sorry you're having a bad week of it, i hope you get through it ok! I'm very good at putting on a brave face and feel guilty about having a down day as i have so much to be grateful for, but hey, if we need a time where we say "life sucks" then we need it! Better to get it out there and get it over with than keep trying to hide it and let it bottle up inside of us. You seem like you have a lot of love in your life so i hope you have a good support system around you to help you through the bad days. And fingers crossed it doesn't last long enough and you can get back on track - you've proved your tough enough - you've lost over 100lbs! Good luck buddy, take care.

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100LBLIGHTER 3/16/2013 6:14PM

    Your name caught my I was scanning to find someone to post a comment for more points. Call if fate.

Truth is happiness is all on our focus.....the glass that is half empty is truly half full too.

I was on a bus going home...meaning my hometown where all my family lived...I think it took like three days to get there...I was tired of sitting, tired of that bus....everyone else was asleep but the driver and me. It was just starting to dawn ...light was creeping up over the horizon and just starting to light the sky and the drops of rain on that window I had spent hours resting my head against. It had been raining most of the night. I noticed without moving my eyes...but with just my mind...I could look at the rain drops or beyond the rain drops to the beautiful day unfolding before me. It was all in my choice, nothing more.

Later when I was going through a rough patch....the window with the rain drops came to mind. I can look at the dreary rain or the beauty that lies ahead. It changed my life.....

You have no idea the beauty that your life could be unfolding.....the possibilities are endless. Happiness gets a lot easier.....the pressure gets a little lighter as you look at things differently.

Now I will get off my soap box....and just tell you that as I read your have got a lot going for you. I hope we can be spark friends. Grace emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Week 100 Weigh In 3/9/13

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Wow, week 100 already. Last week I received a comment on my blog post from AHTRAP that asked what I had planned for my 100th week... the thought of this being week 100 hadn't even crossed my mind! But I decided to put as much effort as I could afford into this week, just to try and make it a little special.

I kept my calories in check (although still not eating real clean) and put in 300 fitness minutes. I am happy to report a loss for the week. Let's check the numbers, shall we?

Weight : 213.2
Lost : 2.0
Total : 104

Yep, a 2 lb loss for week 100! Plus, a new record low for me as my last lowest point was 214.4. Overall I'm pretty darn satisfied with how this week turned out. Now I'm going to go enjoy some KFC and spend the rest of the evening relaxing and hanging out with a friend.

May you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend and a great next week :)

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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MARYDSAN 3/19/2013 8:43AM

    How could I miss your 100th week. I somehow got kicked off your blog thread, and guess I was so busy on my side of the world. Sorry! I went looking to see if you had stopped blogging, and there it was!

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TEACHFIRST268 3/11/2013 7:56PM

100 weeks - committing to a happier and healthier YOU! So inspiring to us all! Congratulations on your new low! You must feel like a new person. How your life must be different since 100 weeks ago!
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MICHELLEPHANT 3/11/2013 3:21PM

    WTG!!!! You rock, and make me so JELLY! I do love me some grilled KFC! I like to get tha grilled breast, a single mashed taters (no gravy, eweee) anna green beans....mmmm, all for like 500 calories!

Im way proud of you dude! 100 weeks! You coulda had 2 babies!

Keep on kickin names n takin butt!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/10/2013 6:27PM

    EXCELLENT job!!! Well done, You!!!

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SAZZLERAZZLE 3/10/2013 6:25PM

    wow, 100th week - what an achievement! emoticon Not to mention 104lbs lost!! emoticon Good for you, enjoy that KFC ;0)

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-DAVE- 3/10/2013 1:24PM

    Week 100 worked out nicely my friend. Keep it up and you deserve that KFC!!!!

As for my 'KFC', thats more like Kale, Fat free cheese and Celery....


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GRANDEFILLE 3/10/2013 9:37AM

    You're doing great bro! And congratulations on your 100thh week! Can you believe how far you've gone? You should be sooooo proud of yourself!

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JULIA_211 3/10/2013 8:03AM

    Good for you! Congratulations on your loss and 100th., week! emoticon emoticon

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FITMOMINNJ 3/10/2013 7:57AM

    Way to go Ken:) Very fitting emoticon for week 100 :)

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RKJONES1953 3/9/2013 10:48PM

    Congratulation on 100 weeks and the loss of 2 pounds. This is something that many dream about but you worked for everyday. Have an extra piece of chicken on me.

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DOVESEYES 3/9/2013 10:23PM

    Fantastic result so glad for you, enjoy your day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLPURNELL 3/9/2013 10:22PM

    Awesome job this week way to make week 100 count!!!!

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Wk 99 Weigh In 3/2/13

Saturday, March 02, 2013

This week is now over for me and I'm glad of it. I didn't feel 100% at all this week, I didn't feel sick, but I just felt kind of off kilter. I got 300 minutes of gym time this week but my diet was all over the place! One of these days, I may get this right.

This is going to be a short blog because I'm tired and I don't feel like spending a lot of time typing today. Also I can't think of anything witty, intelligent or insightful to say, so I should just keep quiet! So with that being said, let's look at this weeks numbers:

Weight : 215.2
Lost : .4
Total : 102

So, 4/10 ths of a pound lost this week. If I had weighed in Friday morning I could have recorded a 1.2 lb loss! But as it turned out, this morning didn't deliver the number that I was hoping for and now I'm really angry and want to do bad things. Just kidding :) It's still a loss and that's cool, just not as cool as a bigger loss would be!

Have a great weekend everybody :)

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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LKORNEGAY 3/6/2013 2:33PM

    I love the fact you just keep plugging away at it. That is the key, to keep going, keep getting back at it and it will all come around. I'm just waiting for the time to come that the losing will slow to a snail's pace for me. It's coming, I know it is...I just hope I will stay as faithful and diligent as you have been.

I hope this week is going well for you Ken. We are here for you to support you when you need it and to cheer you on as well.


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BRITT831 3/5/2013 6:48AM

    I hate how our bodies work! Its supposed to be an easy equation, right....calories taken in is less than calories expended and u lose weight. WRONG....we often forget to factor in other variables like stress and sleep. Of course theres no way to know how THOSE will effect our weight loss, but we keep going on!!! Love the positive attitude, hun! Keep it up and ur gonna hit that goal weight in no time! emoticon Britt

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CLPURNELL 3/4/2013 8:53PM

    Man savor that loss I have had multiple time where i see that number a day or so before "official" weigh in day then bam it changes. It sucks but like you said it is still a loss and congrats brother!

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GRANDEFILLE 3/2/2013 11:19PM

    That's the spirit! a loss is a loss is a loss.... keep going bro you'll get it someday! although I do not quite understand what you are not getting since you have already lost 102 pounds! you must have "gotten" something to get there!

Take care of yourself! big hug and hope you feel better soon!

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_BABE_ 3/2/2013 8:57PM

    I think week 100 is going to be monumental....all that tracking and hard work deserves something....that being said your numbers this week are good...300 mins at the gym...down almost a half a pound. emoticon

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 3/2/2013 8:06PM

    A loss is a loss is a loss. Your tenacity will win in the end, just remember that!!

PS. I'm still laughing! emoticon

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FITMOMINNJ 3/2/2013 8:01PM

    Your doing GREAT Ken. I really admire how you keep trudging along even if the numbers don't give the answers your looking for. I had a bad week myself, cold that has lingered on hampered by muy not taking some exercise time off. Anyway, you made it through and THAT'S what counts:) emoticon emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/2/2013 7:46PM

    I so wish we could lose 10 pounds a week!!! i'd be done before summer!!!that said..a loss is a loss..but i do know the feeling of wanting MORE!!! no doing bad things..unless its a good bad ya know??
Have a really good week!!!!

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DOVESEYES 3/2/2013 7:25PM

    Yep it makes us mad when the scale doesn't reflect our hopes. Thanks for sharing, hope you feel better soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEACHFIRST268 3/2/2013 7:22PM

    Man, it must something in the stars this many folks (including myself) have found this week to be 'off' -

And I totally get that 'angry' feeling. I find myself fantasizing about throwing the scale out the second story window and watching smash on the ground, springs popping out of it with a 'smash, clunk, boing!' as if in some crazy cartoon. Though not the loss you wanted, take it and use that angry feeling to wage war against that stupid scale and show it who's boss next week!

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RKJONES1953 3/2/2013 7:07PM

    Hello again my Spark Friend,

I am impressed about the 300 minutes of exercise time. At this point in my journey looking at all those minutes sounds like a dream. I feel proud for you regarding your weight loss; every ounce

I keep reading that a BMI indicator might be the way to go regarding how we are doing on this journey. Although I know that two pounds is a lot more satisfying for the soul than 43.0035 BMI as a measurement. emoticon emoticon

Keep doing the good work.

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AHTRAP 3/2/2013 6:54PM

    Any celebration planned for 100 weeks? It's certainly worth marking in some fashion. Especially the way you've done it, faithfully recording the good, bad or otherwise.

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-DAVE- 3/2/2013 6:46PM

    It's a loss...

A number. You're doing great and yes we will be upset by the numbers. I have a weigh in coming up on Tuesday, and I KNOW I am not going to be happy with the outcome no matter how much I talk to myself.

Sometimes unexplained things remain unexplained, or maybe explained as you identified you're off kilter and hopefully you'll do better next week.

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Wk 98 Weigh In 2/23/13

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Well another week has come and gone, the last weigh in for me in February. I had a better week, but still not great. But I'll take it. It seems that I'm at the point where losing weight has become difficult but gaining it has become very easy! I guess that's the price you pay for having lost a bunch of weight already.

I made it to the gym 3 times I think this week, I wasn't really counting so maybe it was 4, not sure and I don't care to go look at my fitness tracker to check :) I ate a little better this week, still not as clean as it should have been, but that is something that I will probably have to always work on.

Let's get to the numbers, I'm already getting tired of typing :)

Weight : 215.6
Lost : 1.2
Total : 101.6

So I lost 1.2 lbs, not a bad week for me. But after gaining 2.2 last week I was hoping that I could drop at least that same number this week, but it was not to be. But I'm still glad to be posting a loss. It isn't the loss that I was hoping for, but I'm sure it's the loss that I deserved. Maybe I can do better next week? It is up to me and me alone to make better choices and work a little harder.

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

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1DERLAND14 2/28/2013 5:47PM

    Congrats on loss!!!! SEE I TOLD YOU !!! emoticon

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LISAN0415 2/26/2013 8:29PM

    You are doing great- as you get closer to your goal weight- it will fluctate more, but you have come so far! Just keep up your healthy lifestyle and more results will come!


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MICHELLEPHANT 2/25/2013 8:29PM

    So much admiration & respect! I wanna submit a motivation vote, but, yer already there!
Its sorta unfair that ya get all down in tha weight...and ya have to keep lowerin yer calories n workin out harder to get any where!

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NEWNIKKI50 2/25/2013 2:17PM

    Your blog posts always motivate and encourage me!
Every time that I see you liked something in my activity feed, I KNOW that someone is out there paying attention to what I do.

From my point of view, your being able to post a loss is a great victory. emoticon
It was weeks after I started SparkPeople before I lost a single pound! I am not at all sure that I am eating as clean as I could be, actually - I'm sure I'm NOT!!

So, I just keep pushing, keeping positive energy flowing in my life - working hard to be aware of bad habits that do not serve me well. Remembering to be present in the moment so that I short circuit auto-pilot behaviors. Allowing myself to be tired when I am tired, frustrated when I am frustrated, being KIND to myself and not beating myself up for every little thing. emoticon

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FITMOMINNJ 2/25/2013 9:24AM

    It is a good week:) The smaller you get the harder it is to counteract those little gains.I am going to challenge you to start lifting again. It's something you have mentioned many times , yet for some reason you are still shying away from it. Only you have insight into the why. You have come SO far, maybe it is time to take it up a notch:) emoticon emoticon

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JULIA_211 2/25/2013 5:00AM

    You did great! Patience and consistency, you're doing it! emoticon

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TEACHFIRST268 2/24/2013 11:19AM

    All in all - still a good week! Keep at it.
It's not as if quitting is an option. It will come.

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GCHUNG 2/24/2013 6:06AM

    One day at a time. you can do this and you'll continually amaze yourself at your overall progress during this journey.

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_BABE_ 2/24/2013 1:58AM

    Just keep doing what you need to do and it will all fall into place....look at it this are rocking maintenance which is harder to do they say.... emoticon

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DOVESEYES 2/24/2013 1:20AM

    Great work, you'll just think a bit harder before you eat something. Can't wait till next week to see your loss then...1.2 is huge as you are getting close to your goal. I'm sure our bodies go "not so fast Mr..." but you are the boss.

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GRANDEFILLE 2/23/2013 10:21PM

    You'll do it I'm sure! It has become tougher maybe but you'll find a way. Congrats on the weight loss. You'll get ther rest soon enough

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RKJONES1953 2/23/2013 8:01PM

    Don't worry you're an expert at working towards a healthier life style. You reached a plateau and you have to be patient. Hard for me to take my own advice or encouragement. Those little fat cells are saying feed me and if you don't they shrink and hold on for all its worth. I want to know about your workouts at the gym. What kind of cardio do you use? Do you change your workout weekly? Have you increased intensity or do any cross training? emoticon

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CLPURNELL 2/23/2013 7:40PM

    Sure you will ne back where u were in no time. Took me 3 weeks to drop the weight I gained from the Superbowl week. It is fast to go on slow to come off. As long as we keep fighting the good fight we will get to goal!

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LKORNEGAY 2/23/2013 7:32PM

    Another week ahead...we can make it what we want.

Great job on the loss this week, look at it like this, it could have been another gain, but it wasn't. You've got this Ken, you've come so far~


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/23/2013 7:30PM

    Great job to HAVE a loss!! Proud of you!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/23/2013 7:29PM

    I know how you feel, have been there myself for over a year now.

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Wk 97 Weigh In 2/16/13

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Posting a day late, I was fairly busy yesterday and just wasn't in the mood to write this blog post. I decided early on to always be open and honest with my blogs and I didn't feel like sitting down and writing it. So sue me!

I thought I had a pretty good week, made it to the gym a few times, trying to find the middle ground between over doing it and not doing enough. My diet wasn't too terribly bad, staying within range each day, although eating more carbs than I really want to and not getting as much protein as I want. I think I need to work harder on my diet, I feel like I've been getting too lax in that department :(

Anyway, let's look at this weeks numbers:

Weight : 216.8
Gain : 2.2
Total : 100.4

Yep, a gain of 2.2 lbs for the week and I'm not exactly sure why. I don't think my sodium intake the few days before weigh in were too high. Not only did the weight not leave, it invited friends over for a visit.

To be perfectly honest, I was upset over the weigh in and that's why I didn't want to write this blog post yesterday. I wasn't mad, more disappointed and a little confounded. But make no mistake, I'm not going anywhere, I'm going to TRY to eat cleaner and probably up the gym time a little. At least that's the plan :)

And before someone says "Maybe it's muscle!", let me say that I have done no decent strength training lately so I know that it's not muscle weight! However I do need to hit the weights (yes, I know I've said that for a few weeks now) and get back to building or at least keeping what muscle I have.

That's all for now, thanks for reading.

Ken Heaston
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SPARKONSKATES 2/20/2013 7:59PM

    I think your doing awesome Ken. Don't stress yourself out too much. I bet it's just water weight or muscle which you want. I bet your look great. Just keep pushing forward and think about the postive stuff ahead and how you lost 100+ lbs which is super great. Your heading in the right direction. emoticon

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BLUESMAN1 2/20/2013 12:40AM

    I knew sodium could affect your heart, but I didn't know it could affect your weight. How does that work? I'm usually bad about sodium.

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GODSCHILD2_2011 2/19/2013 11:01PM

    Ken, I know it's disappointing when don't see the scale move in the down direction even though you’re doing all the right things but on this journey we have ups and downs that why it's called a lifestyle change.

The fact that you've lost 100.4 pounds is pretty fantastic. The determined attitude that you have is going to get you far on this journey and I have no doubt that the next weigh in is going to be a great one for you.

Keep up the good work my friend!!!


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1DERLAND14 2/19/2013 7:29PM

    we all have been there. Focus on the fact that you've lost 100+ pounds so far ont his journey and this is not the end/finish line. I know you have it in your to push through! I know there are times I focus too hard on one aspect and sometimes the others fall. Keep pushing...there's plenty more fight in you. :)

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RKJONES1953 2/19/2013 5:13PM

    Your success has been nothing but spectacular. I'll get there. Weight fluctuates and if you are tracking including drinking water you are where you need to be. The less you weigh the more difficult it is to loose. Our bodies have been trained by us to save every calorie we can find.
emoticon Be happy don't worry.

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CLPURNELL 2/19/2013 4:49PM

    We have both been there brother time and time again on this journey. The only thing we can do at times like this is brush it off and keep trucking. We aren't the people we used to be and never will be again. So we may fluctuate a few pounds up at times but we are still in this and we aren't going anywhere! You have done an amazing job and this is just a minor bump in the road!

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MICHELLEPHANT 2/18/2013 1:36PM

    maybe its water bloat...fellas have ta deal wiff that too!

I know it must feel rotten ta be all go go go, and have the scale kick ya like that....but, ya strike me as a strong fella and I KNOW yer gonna get over tha hump and move on...

chin up bucko!

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MINIMINIV 2/18/2013 1:25PM

    Nightskystar - I'd rather have a pound of muscle than a pound of fat ;P

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LKORNEGAY 2/18/2013 11:40AM

    Just keep pushing...and it will eventually happen. You have already proved you are not one to give up.

This week may not be such a good one for me either...under the weather for the last 3 days and I'm worried how that will affect the scales. Wish I felt better.

Hope this week is a better one for you~
That favorite coffee from Starbucks, just because~

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JULIA_211 2/18/2013 5:04AM

    I know how you feel! Disappointment but ready to tackle the new week! emoticon

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-DAVE- 2/17/2013 10:40PM

    Been there, done that. You have helped me through my dilemma so here goes.

1. Try to get over the number- the scale is not who you are; your behavior is and by judging by your pages and blogs, your behavior is damn, damn, damn straight on.

2. Don't give the scale more time or meditation than it's worth. If you've done all you can and you're reaching for a number, then dig deep and look through your foods and days to see what may have caused this; otherwise, a number is just that. An indicator of what an electronic device feels like showing depending on where it is placed on any given day; note, this is subject to change as we mentioned to each other a week or so ago.

3. Be supportive of yourself and don't beat yourself up.

I'm sure next week will be down 2; I'll bet a nickel. emoticon

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_BABE_ 2/17/2013 7:44PM

    I know fitness is important and definitely can make or break a great loss for the week but I sincerely think diet is the biggest culprit when it comes to real gains and losses. If someone is "in their range" for their weight and activity level maybe the answer is to change what and when you don't eat until noon...maybe a good breakfast at 7:00 am would fool your body chemistry... if you have been eating the same sort of things for awhile may even want to think about carb cycling as opposed to strick paleo regime.

I know a plateau can be frustrating...but I hope I lose enough soon to be in your place and have such a dilemma!


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/17/2013 7:19PM

    i hate that maybe its muscle thing. a pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat. ya think? lol..anyhow..we are here for you!!
i got a new puppy and think i deserve to lose at least 25 pounds this week from taking her for constant walks, jumping up to keep her out of stuff, etc. i'll be happy with a pound, but, really..

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DOVESEYES 2/17/2013 7:11PM

    No summons today how can we ... as it must be weight up week, daughter bought Thai food, hey that's really healthy,,, no?

No, overnight increased 1.2 kg not lbs!!!! just as well weigh in was Sunday morning. so we are all in the CLUB.

Only I don't post it as it would ' eat ha ha...pun?' into me all week and I'm not as strong as you are.

So A+ for truth, A for coming up with a plan and B for accepting all our heart felt replies.
Not bad report card really....

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AHTRAP 2/17/2013 6:12PM

    The court summons will be in the mail tomorrow...hey, you asked for it!

Had a similar thought about the mystery ups and down a few days ago. Sometimes you do everything right and gain, sometimes you slack and lose. As long as the overall trend keeps going down...

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TEACHFIRST268 2/17/2013 6:05PM

    UGH! I feel your pain, I was there last week!
Sometimes there's just no rhyme or reason, right?

I suppose, instead, maybe you could consider it a part of the 'better mental health' journey - a journey that we travel simultaneously on our quest toward improved physical health. Our commitment is often tested. We have to learn to deal with disappointment and yet still push forward and work toward out goals if we want to get there.

(It's one darned lesson I sure am tired of learning, I tell ya!)

Keep on keeping on and it will come. But you already know that. We've learned it from YOU!


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