KING_SLAYER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KING%5FSLAYER KING_SLAYER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Wk 163 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702291 They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. <BR> <BR> Hello, my name is Ken and I'm insane. <BR> <BR> This was the week to turn things around, to put an end to the gaining and post a solid loss. The week to get my head on straight, block out all of the internal noise and get down to business. <BR> <BR> Of course that's not at all what happened. Up until Thursday everything was going great, I was set to deliver a loss for this morning. Then ... Sat, 24 May 2014 17:54:38 EST Wk 162 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697175 I decided to skip a week... instead of losing weight this week so I could just gain it back next week, I Just gained this week and got rid of the middle man. <BR> <BR> Not a great week for me. My back didn't really act up which was nice, but my knee has been hurting like hell and I can't figure out what the hell I did to make it angry! If it's not one thing, it's another, story of my life. <BR> <BR> I had a big breakfast and dinner on Monday (celebrating Mother's Day on Monday because on ... Sat, 17 May 2014 17:56:02 EST Wk 161 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692154 Not much to say today. My back has been feeling better (knock on wood) but it has had lots of days of feeling better right before it went out, so I'm not going to celebrate any time soon. <BR> <BR> I had a gain this week, of course I pretty much knew would since I posted a loss last week and that's how things have been going for quite some time now. Oh well. <BR> <BR> So here's the numbers for the week. <BR> <BR> Weight : 225.4 <BR> Gain : 0.8 <BR> Total : 94.6 <BR> <BR> It's... Sat, 10 May 2014 19:06:05 EST Wk 160 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686622 This week was a little better than last week. I have had a few nights of good sleep, but it seems like I can't put 2 good nights back to back! But I'm going to continue going to bed each night, keep working on that sleep. Unlike going to the gym, working on sleep is pretty easy to do. I just have to lie there and close my eyes... I'm pretty good at that. <BR> <BR> Anyway, so my back has been having it's ups and downs but it was less twitchy overall this week. Still, anytime I have to bend ... Sat, 3 May 2014 17:46:34 EST Wk 159 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681136 The good news for this past week is that I didn't die sometime before today. <BR> <BR> The bad news is that my back has been feeling like it's on the cusp of going out since Monday. My back is very finicky, it really wants 8-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to feel rested and ready for a new day. Unfortunately for my back (and me) I've only been getting 5-6 hours of sleep each night. <BR> <BR> Here's an analogy that kind of sums up my back and it's sleep requirements. Imagine ca... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:45:24 EST Wk 158 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675963 This week was better than last week. Then again, it didn't really take much to make this a better week! <BR> <BR> So after my back going out big time last Friday and then posting a big gain on Saturday I had my work cut out for me this week. And by work I mean lots of time spent resting my back and being careful about what and how much I ate :) <BR> <BR> Luckily for me there were no family member birthdays or holidays centered around a meal this week. That made my task much easier. On the... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:34:51 EST Wk 157 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670754 Today, 4/12/14 marks my 3 year sparkversary, yay. <BR> <BR> 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 ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:41:38 EST Wk 156 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665173 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! <BR> <BR> 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! <BR> <BR> So on to the numbers for the w... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 17:07:34 EST Wk 155 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659471 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... <BR> <BR> 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... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:43:55 EST Wk 154 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654043 Happy Spring everyone :) <BR> <BR> 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. <BR> <BR> 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! <BR> <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Here's the numbers for the week: <BR> <BR... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:08:11 EST Wk 153 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648645 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. <BR> <BR> 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 ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:45:14 EST Follow up to Wk 152 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647107 Several times this week I have sat down to write to each of you that left me a comment on my Week 152 blog post. But I just couldn't get myself to write anything. I realized today that the problem wasn't having nothing to write, but realizing that what I needed to write to each of you was the same thing. <BR> <BR> Here's an analogy of how I see this situation: I got really drunk at a party and made a complete fool of myself, said things to people that I never should have. Now, the next day... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:24:20 EST Wk 152 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643046 *** BREAKING NEWS*** <BR> <BR> The SparkPeople user King_Slayer is a terrible role model. Unless of course you just want to use him as a bad example, someone NOT to emulate. <BR> <BR> *** end news feed *** <BR> <BR> Bad week, too many screw ups, not enough intestinal fortitude to do what I need to do to get back to being successful. Contrary to all of the best advice, I am beating myself up. These ridiculous weeks of gains interspersed with tiny losses is completely my fault. No one e... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 17:27:45 EST Wk 151 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637078 Life is like a box of chocolates. Except someone else ate all of the good ones before the box got to me. <BR> <BR> Nothing much to report this week except of some delicious fried chicken and fried potato wedges on Thursday night. Oh how I wish that meal would have shown up on Monday instead. So I posted a small gain this week, not the end of the world. I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I think whatever does bring about the end of the world will be something bigger than my own personal... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 18:00:07 EST Wk 150 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631024 I think I'm going to make this blog post short as I don't have much to write about and frankly, I don't feel like trying to come up with something. I prefer to write when the mood strikes, when I have something witty (at least in my mind) to say. I don't like to try and force the witticisms and sarcasm when I'm just not feeling them. <BR> <BR> So anyway, I lost a little weight this week. My back felt good enough to spend some time on the treadmill, which was good because I had a mid week ru... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:13:46 EST Wk 149 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624980 One more week has been passed into the record books, another week that held the promise of "anything is possible". Another week of nothing happening, proving that while anything is possible, most everything is improbable. <BR> <BR> Despite that horrid opening, this wasn't a bad week overall. The functionality of my back is still in the "will it or won't it" phase of neither getting much better or just going out completely. I attempt to put it out of my mind and just go about my daily busine... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:38:25 EST Wk 148 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618663 I hope everyone's weekend is treating them well so far. <BR> <BR> I had a much better week, thank you very much. I went to the gym on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday and got an hour on the treadmill, because I knew that my friend who hosts the yearly party would have lots of food. So I had tri-tip steak, ribs, nachos and some chocolate chip cookies while watching that abomination of a game. But I also drank lots of water, no soda or Starbucks :) I considered last weekend a win for me becau... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 13:39:23 EST Wk 147 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612386 Aaarrrgh (in case the wall of text below is too much for you, I gained this week) <BR> <BR> 2 meals destroyed my weigh in this week, 2 meals. As most of you are aware, I weigh in on Saturday morning and use Saturday as a "free day", diet wise. So each Sunday I am usually 3 lbs heavier (give or take) than I was on Saturday. Then the excess weight comes off during the week with a little extra usually leaving me with a loss by the next Saturday. I have employed this strategy for clo... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:15:43 EST Wk 146 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605482 <BR> This week I metaphorically kissed my sister. <BR> <BR> Kind of an up and down week, my back is feeling better but occasionally is still giving me a hard time. My diet was ok, not real good by any decent standards. I pretty much kept my calories in check, but wasn't getting them from the best sources. I need to work on where I get my calories from. <BR> <BR> No real exercise this week either, I need to change that. With the back feeling at least a little better I need to be doing so... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:20:13 EST About Me (Rare mid week blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602624 This has been going around, thought I'd give it a whirl. <BR> <BR> <BR> A is for Age: 43 (44 in two months) <BR> <BR> B is for Booze: Scotch. MacAlln, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie <BR> <BR> C is for Car: 2005 Ford F-150 XLT <BR> <BR> D is for Dad's name: Gary <BR> <BR> E is for Ego: Don't have much of this <BR> <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Varies, Right now it's Heaven's got a plan for you by Swedish House Mafia <BR> <BR> G is for Goof off thing to do: Netflix. Is it... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:28:12 EST Wk 145 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598368 <BR> I would have gotten this blog written earlier in the day, but I had to go to a memorial service for my uncle who passed away in South Carolina back in November. So I had to spend a few hours kibitzing and shaking hands with far flung relatives and people I've never met. I don't need any condolences, I wasn't very close to my uncle, he and my aunt lived a very different lifestyle, sailing around on their 56 ft sailboat since '98, hitting various spots in South America, going through the... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:24:43 EST Wk 144 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590478 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0 <BR> <BR> Sometimes I wonder if I'm meant for anything, then I wonder if I'll ever know what that plan might be... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Was it just me or did this week seem much longer than 7 days? Each day just seemed to drag on. Anyway, I'm glad this week is over. I am finally able to post a loss, although it wasn't the loss I was hoping for, but it's still a loss and for that I'm grateful. <BR> <BR> The week was going pretty well, by Wednes... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:29:04 EST Wk 143 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582361 Thankfully the holidays are over. Of course I gained again this week... nothing new about that. <BR> <BR> I was actually going pretty good this week, New Years Eve wasn't too bad but New Years Day was loaded with all kinds of salty snacks and foods. What got me was a mini binge yesterday of Doritos. I ate almost a whole bag of the nacho cheese flavored triangles! It was ridiculous! I bought them for New Years, but the bag never got opened, then yesterday I saw the bag and I hadn't eaten al... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 21:26:43 EST Wk 142 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573991 Another week, another gain. I totally expected this one though. It started with fried chicken and potatoes on Christmas Eve then a big ham dinner with au gratin potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn and King's Hawaiian rolls. Then came the desserts... <BR> <BR> Now with New Year's coming up this week, I fully expect to have another gain next Saturday. I would rather post a loss, but there's going to be lots of good food to enjoy and I plan on enjoying it. Then I can slowly climb back onto the wag... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:37:03 EST Wk 141 Weigh In $#!(&%#@*^$ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569488 I thought last week sucked... I now long for the good old days of last week. <BR> <BR> This is going to be very short because I have neither the patience nor the desire at this time to go all Shakespeare in a blog. <BR> <BR> I kept my calories in check, didn't have the best diet every day, but not terrible. Didn't get to the gym, some serious toe pain a mysterious new knee pain (feels like it did the last time I tore a ligament) and back pain have all conspired to keep me from exerting my... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 20:05:27 EST Wk 140 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564409 Let the bad times roll... <BR> <BR> 2 steps forward, 1 step back; 1 step forward, 2 steps back... This would be more fun if it were a tango. <BR> <BR> Here's this weeks numbers: <BR> <BR> Weight : 217.4 <BR> Gain : 1.4 <BR> Total : 102.6 <BR> <BR> Up again this week. I really need to get my head out of my proverbial backside and get back to doing the things that I know worked for me in the past. My diet has been terrible, mind you I have been keeping total calories in range, bu... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:27:05 EST Wk 139 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559240 So, if I want to post a loss, all I have to do is have a nice big gain first ... <BR> <BR> Last week's gain of 5.4 lbs was bad, very bad. In my mind I saw myself losing 6+ lbs this week, more than enough to make up for last weeks gain. Of course that is not what happened, but still I got to post a decent loss. <BR> <BR> Here, see for yourself: <BR> <BR> Weight : 216.0 <BR> Lost : 3.2 <BR> Total : 104 <BR> <BR> A loss of 3.2 lbs is awesome, of course it loses a bit of luster wh... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 17:19:34 EST Wk 138 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553490 Ah, what a craptastic week! <BR> <BR> After losing 1.2 lbs last week, My subconscious must have decided that it was time, once again, to go the other direction. <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving? Your results may vary. <BR> <BR> Drove 1.5 hours to my brother's for Thanksgiving. He and his girlfriend got all of the food a day earlier at Marie Callender's (fairly high end restaurant). Everything was then heated up the next day. It was all pretty good too, but I'm guessing that it was pretty w... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:02:48 EST Wk 137 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548567 <BR> Time marches on. Time waits for no man. Time is on my side? <BR> <BR> So I have survived yet another week, and I hope you all have done the same. Last week was truly a forgettable experience with a 2 lb gain, yet I still haven't forgotten it. Stupid human memory! Interesting side note: people often "drink to forget", but did you know that drinking alcohol actually burns memories deeper into our conscious? It's true, unless you black out from drinking, then you will received the orig... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:06:30 EST Wk 136 Weigh In Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542882 <BR> What a week, huh? I don't know about all of you, but if I could turn the clock back and do this week over again, I just might do it. <BR> <BR> Wait, I take that back. I suppose if something awesome had happened to me (came into a bunch of money, did something heroic, or met a stunning blond (or brunette or redhead, I'm not picky) that was totally into me) then I might want to re-live the week over again. But nothing awesome happened to me (I am quite the antithesis of awesome). In fa... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:41:02 EST Wk 135 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536757 So another week has passed. I hope everyone had a really nice Guy Fawkes day (5th of November). If you don't know, you should read up on it and then watch the movie V for Vendetta. <BR> <BR> I'm going to keep this short, primarily because I don't feel like typing a whole bunch of stuff today. Nothing wrong, just not "feeling" the typing thing right now. <BR> <BR> So I had a decent week, could always be better (an apocalypse, zombies, etc.). But I did lose a tiny amount of weight this week... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 18:29:41 EST Wk 134 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530228 <BR> I'd like to think of this week as "practice". <BR> <BR> Yep, another week without a loss or gain. I started off well enough, but I think the midweek homemade hamburger and macaroni salad, as good as they were, threw me off track. <BR> <BR> I only got to the gym 3 times this week, as opposed to the 5 times last week. But I don't want to feel like I "have" to get to the gym to make this work. Sometimes I am too busy to make it to the gym and so I need to do a better job of watching ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 17:06:14 EST Wk 133 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524066 Finally I get to post a loss this week! Makes me almost as happy as I would be if I had gotten to survive some sort of apocalyptic circumstance this week. I know, I know, I mentioned a zombie apocalypse in last weeks blog and I don't usually run back to back with any sort of "theme" or idea. But as bad as it might sound, I would welcome waking up one morning to most of the population being deceased from some super flu or zombies shambling about. For me it's all about economics; you really can... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:54:23 EST Wk 132 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517922 <BR> Another week has passed with no zombie apocalypse. Dang it. <BR> <BR> This week was looking good from day one. After my free day I weighed the same as I did when I weighed in on Saturday morning. I knew it was going to be a good week, but then on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I was still weighing the same, hadn't dropped a bit! Finally on Thursday and Friday mornings I was showing losses, I was down 2.6 lbs!! <BR> <BR> But then disaster struck :( I found out that my brother and h... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:23:14 EST Wk 131 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511752 <BR> Remember last week when I complained about a small loss of 0.4 lbs?? I would easily trade the week I just had for that week. <BR> <BR> This week was just plain bad. I didn't go to the gym and I made terrible food choices. Chinese food, pizza, fried chicken, etc. I ate a lot of bad food, but what's funny is that I didn't exceed my calorie range. However, it seems that my spark people calorie range and my actual weight are not on speaking terms. <BR> <BR> This weeks numbers: <BR> <... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:08:24 EST Wk 130 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505510 This was a pretty boring week for me. I've been feeling a little under the weather, not sick really, just feeling kind of "blah". I don't have much to report this week because I haven't really done much. <BR> <BR> I had a small loss this week, would have liked more, but until I quit screwing up my diet I'm not going to have a decent loss. But it's still better than posting another gain this week! <BR> <BR> Weight : 212.6 <BR> Lost : 0.4 <BR> Total : 107.4 <BR> <BR> Not much, les... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:38:47 EST Wk 129 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498732 <BR> This week sucked! I thought it was going to be a good week, after all I was getting my cast removed on Wednesday. Turns out that the cast removal wasn't as awesome as I had envisioned. <BR> <BR> After 4 weeks of immobility my right wrist does not want to work anymore. I've lost a good amount of range of motion and there's sharp pains involved when I put pressure on hand with the wrist bent. I can't use my right hand to get out of a chair, for instance. There's sharp pains if I put my... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:02:07 EST Wk 128 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492124 Well, I'm another week closer to my passing. This is a technically correct sentence, don't give me any lip. <BR> <BR> This was a better week than the last one. Not a very triumphant week, but still better. The highlight of the week was watching the 2 seasons of the tv show The New Girl with Zooey Deschanel on Netflix. I liked it. I always seem to find a character on a show that I really associate with, one that seems to capture who I am (it's never 100% accurate though as a lot of the chara... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:01:43 EST Wk 127 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485505 You ever wish that you could go back in time and change something? Yeah, me too. <BR> <BR> This week started off with 2 birthdays, that means food and sweets. I practiced some restraint, didn't go full on crazy, but definitely took in more calories than I would have in a normal weekend. The first couple of days things were progressing as expected but then on Wednesday it all came to a halt. On Wednesday I found out that despite only having 4 classes left to finish my degree, I have to with... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:09:52 EST Wk 126 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478693 This week was nothing special; nothing bad happened and nothing good happened. I am pretty used to something bad happening most of the time, so perhaps this was an above average week. <BR> <BR> After my free day last Saturday I was up 6 lbs, than somehow on Monday I was up another lb! On Wednesday I was still up 6 lbs from my previous weigh in and figured that it was going to be one of those weeks. But I watched what I ate on Wed., Thurs., and Fri. and ended up coming out alright. Here's th... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:02:18 EST Wk 125 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471892 Well this week was a bummer! As most of you may know, I had my hand put into a cast on Wednesday, which is making everything more difficult. I spent all day Friday tearing down a 12x20 steel carport (removing bolts and such) and loading it into my truck. This made my hand hurt inside the cast! <BR> <BR> So anyway, having the cast makes it difficult to type, again. I have to twist my arm to get the fingers on my right hand to be able to hit the keys without the cast hitting all of the keys.... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:04:01 EST Dr.s Appt. Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469292 Had my Dr. appt today. The resident ortho told me that I needed surgery and would need pins drilled into the bone to put it back together. Said that he was going to schedule the procedure for next week, then he left. He returned a few minutes later with the attending ortho who looked at my hand and the x-rays and said "we could do surgery, it's bad enough, but let's buddy tape it and put a cast on it instead". <BR> <BR> I said that I just wanted it fixed right so it worked properly again. ... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:10:33 EST Wk 124 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464925 Another week has come and passed, another week can kiss my a$$. <BR> <BR> This week wasn't to bad overall. My hand still hurts pretty bad, but I've learned to live with it in it's present state. My appointment to see the hand surgeon last Wednesday was cancelled due to a family emergency with the Dr. My new appointment is next Wednesday, which will be 2.5 weeks post break. At that point in time, my body will have already been pumping calcium to the area of the break and begun knitting the b... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:39:27 EST Wk 123 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458116 <BR> Keeping this short because it still hurts to type!! <BR> <BR> As you are probably aware, this week sucked, but that's life for ya. I'm trying to stay positive but it's difficult sometimes. <BR> <BR> On to this week's numbers: <BR> <BR> Weight : 209.6 <BR> Gain : 0.4 <BR> Total : 110.4 <BR> <BR> So I gained 0.4 this week, that's not bad. I was expecting a 1-2 lb gain since the cheat day weight wasn't coming off like it normally does. I can look at this week's weight as a... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:42:17 EST Another Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455343 This morning I heard from a nurse at a hand surgeons office. My appointment isn't until the 21st of August... hopefully they don't tell me that the bones are already set and there's nothing they can do! So now I just have to sit and wait for a week before I know anything else. <BR> <BR> I think this is going to effect my weight loss attempts. For some reason my weight isn't coming down like it normally does after cheat day. I've been the same weight (4 lbs over last Saturday) for the last 3... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:22:52 EST UPDATE TO LAST BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453538 It's official: I'm a dumb ass! <BR> <BR> Okay, so today I was at my deceased grandmother's house, there to load her fridge and a freezer into my truck. I got them both into my truck but the tie down straps I bought for this job turned out to be one inch shorter than I needed. <BR> <BR> I was frustrated, not just by the straps; My back was having spasms, I learned yesterday that the thesis statement for a paper I had been working on was rejected by one of my instructors, I was hungry and ... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 02:56:39 EST Quick Info Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453356 Not sure how much I'll be on Spark for a few days. I think I may have broken my right hand earlier today. It's been almost 5 hours now and despite icing it, the swelling won't go down and it hurts like hell! I can't use my pinky finger (and I type using all of my fingers, so each apostrophe reminds me to NOT use my pinky!!) Scroll down for pic! <BR> <BR> I am going to go to the hospital in a while and have it looked at. I think it's either a boxer's fracture or I destroyed the knuckle (mayb... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:53:43 EST Wk 122 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451026 So this week was a little better for me mentally. I was able to get my head on a little straighter and that makes a difference. My back is still bothering me, but there are good days and not so good days where that is concerned. Psychologically, it always helps to have a loss for the week. <BR> <BR> Weight : 209.2 <BR> Loss : 1.6 <BR> Total : 110.8 (NOTE TO SELF: was 108.0 but since I adjusted my ticker a little, I needed <BR> to make the same... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:10:43 EST What if I were rich? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443664 Copied from JULIAMOONCHILD <BR> <BR> OK, you have just won a 700 million dollar lottery (!), which means after taxes (damn IRS) you now have about 350 million dollars to do with whatever you please. Anyway, allowing yourself here to be totally, as in 100% completely, self-absorbed, please list 10 things you would definitely do now for yourself. Keep in mind, the list does not have to be PRIORITY things to do or even the very first ten things you would do. These are just 10 things that might ... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 22:33:12 EST Wk 121 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443622 Just so disappointed in myself this week. I was doing pretty well all week but ended up having some pizza on Friday night which killed any chance for a loss for the week. There was no good reason for it either, I wasn't out with friends, enjoying myself, nothing like that. It was here at home, I was hungry and it smelled so damn good. It wasn't worth it though. <BR> <BR> Weight : 210.8 <BR> Gain : 0.2 <BR> Total : 106.4 <BR> <BR> It was only a gain of 0.2, but still it was a gain... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 21:47:08 EST