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 229 Weigh In & Kitchen pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986942 Not going to write too much this week, too busy with the preparations for leaving California and my brother and his wife are coming down to take us out to dinner before we go. <BR> <BR> Weight : 239.4 <BR> Lost : 0,0 <BR> Total : 80.6 <BR> <BR> Three weeks in a row weighing in at 239.4, not going to complain because I have been filled with nervousness and anxiety over going to Texas. So no gain is a win for me this week. I'm sure I'm going to break my log in and water streaks (... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:59:23 EST Wk 228 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982774 Another week has passed, I'm now 7 days closer to the day I die :) <BR> <BR> This week kind of sucked. There were a few days of over 100 degree heat and the days that only made it up to the high 90s were days without breeze. Just hot stale air. I am sick of Summer! <BR> <BR> My weight was up and down all week. By Thursday however, I knew that I was going to be able to post a loss. Then Friday showed up and I was heavier than I was on Thursday and I figured I was going to be posting a gain... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:30:35 EST Wk 227 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978526 This week was up and down. Both in weight and work output. Had several days that I did nothing and had two days that I installed the dishwasher, got the fridge back to it's rightful place, got the new island range hood put in and installed the new island range. That's enough work for the week as far as I'm concerned. <BR> <BR> My weight was doing well, coming down a little each day and then it just stopped. I don't think anything changed, it's just like my body said "That's enough of that."... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:49:16 EST Life changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976139 <BR> In the next few weeks I will be leaving California. My son and I will be moving to central Texas, the Waco area more specifically. My parents have talked about moving for several years, going over the pros and cons of different areas including Oregon, Nevada and Texas. Right now the real estate market in central Texas is good for buyers and I'm heading out there to learn the land and take a shot at real estate investment. I've looked into investing in real estate for over 10 years, but... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:21:07 EST Wk 226 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974380 This is going to be a short blog. I spent 3 hours yesterday on my back under the kitchen sink getting all of the plumbing hooked up, all except for the cold water copper line that goes to the fridge's ice maker that is. So today, I get back under there to hook up that last little piece and what do I find... water. 3 freaking leaks, none of which made any sense whatsoever. SO today I took everything apart and went in to problem solving mode, checking all of the pvc parts for cracks, etc. Found... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 21:54:30 EST Wk 225 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970398 Kind of a crap week for me. I felt bored and restless this week which led me to make some poor choices food wise. I ate an entire bag of Bugles early in the week (thin corn chips in a cone shape for those who have never heard of them). I also fell off the wagon in regards to my "no Starbucks" challenge this week, which I'm sure did me in as much as the Bugles and probably much more. <BR> <BR> On to the numbers <BR> <BR> Weight : 239.2 <BR> Gain : 1.0 <BR> Total : 80.8 <BR> <BR... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 18:30:36 EST Wk 224 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966502 This week was a rough one for me. Since we are all done with our part of the kitchen remodel, I spent most of this week with nothing to do. Cabinets will get installed Tuesday or Wednesday next week, so until then I have to try and stay at least a little busy. But what made this week hard for me was not sleeping. We all know that sleep is important to weight loss; I can typically lose around 2 lbs overnight (weighing before bed and again after emptying the bladder in the morning). Well, I've ... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:04:09 EST Wk 223 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962866 I'm going to keep this short, because I don't feel like typing a bunch of stuff and you don't feel like reading a long blog! <BR> <BR> This was a weird week. The beginning of the week my weight kept climbing. On Tuesday morning the scale showed 247! Finally it started coming back down, but I was already pretty sure that I wasn't going to post a good loss for the week, if I posted any loss at all!! <BR> <BR> The numbers <BR> <BR> Weight : 239.8 <BR> Loss : 1.4 <BR> Total : 80.2... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:54:01 EST Wk 222 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959178 What a long week. Finally got all of the drywall hung in the kitchen, now begins the taping and mudding of the seams, then we can texture the walls and ceiling and be ready for paint. I am so ready for this to all be done! <BR> <BR> As for my weight, I had a good week. It seems that cutting out Starbucks (almost 100%) and working 10 hours or so per day on the remodel leads to weight loss, who'd a thunk it? <BR> <BR> So here's the numbers <BR> <BR> Weight : 241.2 <BR> Loss : 3.6 <B... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:09:22 EST Wk 221 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955466 Another week of working on the kitchen. The room is entirely gutted, nothing but walls with some drywall missing and only 1/3 of a ceiling. Got the new exhaust vent installed in the exterior stucco wall and rebuilt part of a stem wall. I've been tired all week and ate within my calorie range. <BR> <BR> The numbers <BR> <BR> Weight : 244.8 <BR> Lost : 2.8 <BR> Total : 75.2 <BR> <BR> So there it is, a 2.8 lb loss for the week. Feels good to put up a nice number finally. As most... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 15:40:01 EST Wk 220 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951920 What a week. I've been busting my butt all week tearing out a kitchen and a dining room floor. Got all of the tile and concrete backer up from the dining room finally. Got all of the cabinets out of the kitchen, except for the sink. Pulled down all of the drywall from the kitchen's dropped ceiling as well as the 18" of blown in insulation. <BR> <BR> With all of that I had a gain this week, despite staying within my calorie range! My food choices were poor and I took in more sodium than usua... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 19:14:05 EST Wk 219 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948307 Well so much for outing myself as a Starbucks addict. I've been there everyday this week! <BR> <BR> But. There's always a big but, am I right? I've been tearing a kitchen and tile floor out all week. The kitchen isn't too difficult, but the damn tile floor is a beast! 4 days of 4 people working on it and it's just now at about 75% out. We are all sore from swinging hammers, pry bars, sledge hammers, etc. When you're working like that you don't want to stop and eat, so it's just easier (and... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:42:59 EST Wk 218 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944578 This week didn't end as well as last week, but that's okay. Can't win 'em all I suppose. <BR> <BR> I had too much Starbucks this week, I'm sure that's what kept me from reaching a desired outcome this week. Starbucks is like heroin for me, I keep going back for more despite knowing that it isn't too good for me. Oh well, at least it doesn't leave needle marks in my arm! <BR> <BR> Speaking of which, I gave blood today :) I am a semi regular at the blood bank and today was the day to get in... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18:27:17 EST Wk 217 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940835 Happy D-Day anniversary everybody. Take a moment to quietly reflect on what many of our relatives went through 71 years ago. Not just the ones who landed at Normandy on this particular date, but all who lived, died, suffered and fought through those tragic years. <BR> <BR> So I had a little better week this time around. My weight was up all darn week but I was in a pretty good mood. I don't want to go into too much detail, but suffice it to say that I have met a woman through a social media... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 18:07:25 EST Wk 216 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936947 Just not my week. <BR> <BR> I didn't do anything bad, stayed within my calorie range all but one day and still gained. I need to get back to what I was doing back in 2011 and 2012, when I was actually making good progress. The reason I can't seem to do it is fear. <BR> <BR> For some reason I'm afraid to trust the system, the very system that worked so well for me back then. It's like I know how far I've gone from my lowest weight and the thought of changing everything that I'm currently ... Sat, 30 May 2015 20:25:38 EST Wk 215 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933122 In a world where everyone's diet runs their life, one man dares to be fight against the system. This Summer, experience the heart warming and heart breaking tale of that man. Experience "CARBAGEDDON" <BR> In theaters July 4. <BR> <BR> This week was so-so for me. Diet was ok, water intake was good, but for some reason my body just did not want to cooperate. My weight was up and down from one day to another and on Friday morning I was up to 247.4. Not looking good for posting another lo... Sat, 23 May 2015 17:55:14 EST Wk 214 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929258 I had a pretty good week overall. I felt pretty good, I slept pretty good, I ate pretty good. Of course I know I can do better than "pretty good", but sometimes, pretty good is good enough. <BR> <BR> I'm still not feeling very motivated, but I'm trying to continue to fake it until I make it. I keep my calories right around 1700 to 1900 almost every day which is good because I'm still not working out (that's where the lack of motivation is hitting me the hardest). I drink around 12 glasses o... Sat, 16 May 2015 19:30:41 EST Wk 213 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925450 This week I expected to lose most if not all of the 2 lbs that I gained last week. Instead, this week was a push, nothing gained or lost. I went over my calories a couple of different days and Friday, which is usually my best day (because it's the day before I weigh in!) I had a Subway sandwich and some chips, which was more sodium that I planned on taking in. I was going to pass on the sandwich and chips, but it was staff appreciation day at my school and I would have been the only person ou... Sat, 9 May 2015 19:39:12 EST Wk 212 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921510 I think Sir Isaac Newton had it wrong all those years ago; what goes down, must also go up should have been his findings. <BR> <BR> I wasn't able to recreate the success from the previous week. My eating was just about the same, but I didn't get as much sleep as I did the week before. And the one day that my food intake was not good was of course on Thursday, or as I have come to call it, "The day that ruins diets". <BR> <BR> But this week the Thursday implosion wasn't even my fault (mo... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:55:29 EST Wk 211 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917602 This week was better than last week. My sleep was better all week, I'm only getting about 7 hours but each day it felt like those 7 hours were restful, instead of being restless. Also, I didn't work on Tuesday so I slept in... slept for 10 hours! Man did that feel good. I also used that taiem off of work to do some shopping, got some protein bars and meal replacement shakes for my lunches. I don't like to do sandwiches or other heavy stuff for lunch when I'm working so I eat a bar and a banan... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:14:04 EST Wk 210 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913601 What a long week this was. All day Thursday I kept thinking it was Friday, because it felt like it should have been Friday. <BR> <BR> We held our Special Olympics on Friday and luckily it didn't get too hot. We had a bunch of other schools come and participate so our school was chock full of kids, teachers, aides and parents. We had 50 meter running, long jump and softball throw events. Almost all of the kids participated in one way or another and everyone received a medal (made of actual ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:46:36 EST Wk 209 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909585 This was another birthday week, this time it was my dad's turn. His birthday was on Friday, but my brother and sister in law took us out to lunch on Thursday for gourmet burgers. Then on Friday we had chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and corn and apple pie for dessert. With birthday meals right at the end of the week, I wasn't real enthused about my weigh in this morning. <BR> <BR> Weight : 245.8 <BR> Loss : 0.2 <BR> Total : 74.2 <BR> <BR> Talk about being very pleasantly su... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:40:23 EST Wk 208 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905533 I know that I had a birthday dinner last week when my brother and sister in law came to town, but that didn't mean that I wouldn't have another birthday dinner on my actual birthday, the 31st! So I had a few slices of pizza with my folks and my son, no soda, just a few slices of pizza. <BR> <BR> But, my back was acting up all week and I didn't sleep well at all. And for me, sleep is important, when I don't get enough sleep, I do not lose weight, in fact my weight usually creeps slowly upwa... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 21:39:38 EST Wk 207 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901350 So this week went just as I suspected it would. I knew my brother and his wife were coming to town either Thursday or Friday to take me out to an early birthday dinner. As I've said before, when my brother is buying, I'm eating steak! So it was the 16 oz rib eye, cooked medium with fries. So good. So, so good. <BR> <BR> Okay, here's the numbers for the week. <BR> <BR> Weight : 246.0 <BR> Gain : 0.8 <BR> Total : 74.0 <BR> <BR> All in all, not too bad for eating a 16 ounce steak... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:15:30 EST Wk 206 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897215 Just a quick blog post today, I'm a little busy doing other stuff :) <BR> <BR> This was a weird week for me. I made a 200 mile round trip drive Sunday night to pick up my mom at Sacramento airport, getting home at 11:45, so I didn't work on Monday, I slept in instead. I worked on Tuesday and Wednesday but felt worn down and lethargic. I decided not to work on Thursday and slept for 12 hours on Wednesday night. Then I took a 3 hour nap Thursday afternoon. Thursday night I slept for 11 hours ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:42:41 EST Wk 205 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892995 Hey, remember last week? Last week was awesome, wasn't it? I mean, not totally awesome, but more awesome than a lot of the weeks so far this year. Definitely more awesome than this week. <BR> <BR> So, I don't get to post another nice loss this week. My routine that I have been working with the last few weeks got thrown out the window and it threw me off. You see, my employer (the county office of education) had me, on paper, working with a specific child in the closs room that I was schedul... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:18:38 EST Wk 204 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888855 Captain's Log <BR> Star Date 7 March, 2015 <BR> <BR> Salutations my good readers. It has been one week since I last left a written history of what my week was like. When last we left off, I was dismayed at the 1.4 lb gain I had taken on. My body seemed to be rebelling against me by adding weight despite my efforts to keep my calories down and my water intake up. Alas, the body is a mystical and confusing thing, to be sure. <BR> <BR> But this week, this glorious week, has seen me turn the... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 19:11:39 EST Wk 203 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884368 One step forward, six steps back.... <BR> <BR> Not a very good week for me on the scale. :( But it was my first week working a full school day schedule and it kind of threw me off with my eating, but I did expect there to be some adjustment period. So I wasn't surprised by having a gain, what did surprise me is the fact that on Thursday morning I was already down on the scale and feeling good about having a loss for the week. Then between Thursday and Friday I gained almost 2 lbs! I didn... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:15:44 EST Wk 202 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880103 A little back sliding this week, but I'm okay with it. :) <BR> <BR> I finally started working again, after 6 years of being without a job. Sure, it was just a 4 day week (Presidents Day holiday) and I was only working 11:15 to 2:15, but I was working. I am a substitute para-educator which means that I am a classroom aide working with special needs kids. This last week I was with kids from 13 to 17, this next week I will be working from 8:00 to 2:30 with kids at an elementary school. Not qu... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:22:25 EST Wk 201 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875759 I ate a 12 oz ribeye steak and fries this week, it was delicious and I didn't feel guilty, not one bit! <BR> <BR> So my brother and his wife came to town Thursday and took us (mom, dad, my son and I) to dinner, which is what happens every time they are in town. So since we went to a steak house, I had the steak I wanted, the ribeye. The ribeye has so much flavor and not a lot of fat, in my opinion, it's the best cut that there is. <BR> <BR> Of course this happened on Thursday because tha... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:35:11 EST Wk 200 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871428 This week I engaged in kissing my sister. Metaphorically speaking, of course. I don't actually have a sister. <BR> <BR> This week was going well enough but a late in the week week overdose of sodium kept me from posting a loss. Oh well, there's always next week. <BR> <BR> Weight : 245.0 <BR> Lost : 0.0 <BR> Total : 75.0 <BR> <BR> I will do better next week, I need to do better next week. For now, I'm going to sit down and put my feet up. I just spent the last few hours at Low... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 19:49:28 EST Wk 199 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866733 So once again it's Saturday and I face the scale; the epic confrontation that rages in bathrooms all across the world. I'm but one soldier, doing what I can in the war of weight. <BR> <BR> This week was so-so, my weight was a bit up and down but overall not too bad. I'm going to keep this short so let's just get to the numbers. <BR> <BR> Weight : 245.0 <BR> Lost : 0.4 <BR> Total : 75.0 <BR> <BR> So another loss of 0.4 lbs. It's not much, again, but it's still a loss and that m... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:30:44 EST Wk 198 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861854 Another week has come and gone, it sure seems like this month has been flying by. Once again I was having a good week, until I hit the mid week slump. It seems like my will power weakens on Wednesday or Thursday and I give in to temptation and eat the wrong stuff, and usually too much of it. Of course then I hate myself for being weak and go through the mental self flagellation for a day or two until I step on the scale on Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> But I did manage to get a loss for the w... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:50:10 EST Wk 197 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856753 I was going to write this blog post earlier in the day, but I didn't. <BR> <BR> Not a bad week overall. I ate fairly decently and could see weight coming off little by little each day. Until Thursday of course. I was headed for a loss of about 1.5 lbs then all of a sudden it stopped and between Thursday morning and Saturday morning my weight just moved up and down in the same 0.2 range. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Weight : 245.6 <BR> Loss : 0.4 <BR> Total : 74.4 <BR> <BR> So I had a lo... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:38:06 EST Wk 196 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851335 I'm going to skip all of the pleasantries today. I have had a headache for enough days in a row that I've lost count. It has waxed and waned from not too bothersome to "I can't sleep with this pain". Right now, it's closer to the latter of the two. I'm not sure, but I think it's being caused by tinnitus, which I've never experienced before. But for several weeks now I've had what sounds like an electrical noise in my head and. <BR> <BR> It may not be tinnitus, it may be nerve issues in my ... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:45:39 EST Wk 195 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845033 Hey, remember how I didn't gain any weight over Christmas? Those were the days... <BR> <BR> So New Years has come and gone and it didn't treat me too well. Normally New Year's Eve would be filled with snacks at my friend's party. But this year a lot of people weren't around for various reasons and the party that usually has around 20 or so people only had about 8. With less people comes less snacks. I had a handful of tortilla chips with nacho cheese and some chicken nugget things. I had on... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 19:16:57 EST Wk 194 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839467 Move along folks, nothing to see here... <BR> <BR> This time of year is definitely difficult for any person attempting to lose weight. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's eve and day, there's so much food to be had. It makes it darn near impossible to not gain weight. But sometimes, on rare occasions, a miracle happens. <BR> <BR> I didn't gain weight this week! The week which included Christmas eve pizza and a nice Ham dinner for Christmas. I survived it! <BR> <BR> Weight : 2... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:31:06 EST Wk 193 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835996 After last night's cheese burger and potato salad, I can say most assuredly that food choices are more than likely one of the main culprits in my ongoing saga of small gains and even smaller losses. <BR> <BR> Just like every other week, I believed that this week would find me posting a loss. Just like almost every other week, I was wrong. I don't get it, I'm a smart guy, but I keep making poor choices and sabotaging myself! <BR> <BR> It's kind of funny, I don't currently have a job so I ... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:23:52 EST Wk 192 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832524 So this week happened, because I haven't been able to figure out how to stop time yet. <BR> <BR> This week was full of ups and downs. Literally, my weight kept going up and down by 0.8 every day. When you're not doing much different from day to day it gets frustrating watching your weight fluctuate like that! But now it's Saturday and I can relax and get ready to take another stab at it tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Weight : 243.2 <BR> Lost : 0.4 <BR> Total : 76.8 <BR> <BR> So I was fi... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:10:20 EST Wk 191 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828848 I'm writing this blog post about 5 hours later than usual, because I didn't feel like writing it earlier. I was way too busy, watching videos on YouTube. <BR> <BR> After last weeks complete and total shock of posting a small loss after Thanksgiving I had high hopes for this week. But I should have known what happens when I have such hopes and begin to take on a more rosy outlook. Nothing good ever comes from it. <BR> <BR> Weight : 243.6 <BR> Gain : 0.8 <BR> Total : 76.4 <BR> <... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:55:36 EST Wk 190 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824881 So I came into Thanksgiving week having gained weight the previous two weeks. Hopeful to stem the tide, but also wary of the feast that would take place on Thursday. The feast didn't disappoint, it was great! Good enough that I ate more than I should have, although I didn't have any dessert, I was too full to even think about pie! <BR> <BR> So without any further ado, let's get to the numbers. <BR> <BR> Weight : 242.8 <BR> LOST : 0.2 <BR> Total : 77.2 <BR> <BR> Yes! Somehow I ... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:13:17 EST Wk 189 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821236 Here we go again! <BR> <BR> One more week down and another pound gained (or more as is the case). But I know what happened this week, so that's good. What isn't good is that after my free day on Saturday, I allowed myself to have a "mostly free" day on Sunday and again on Monday. So on Tuesday morning instead of being 1 to 2 lbs higher than Saturdays weigh in, I was 5 lbs higher than Saturday. Making it real difficult to get back to my Saturday weight, let alone post any kind of loss. I alm... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:32:12 EST Wk 188 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817378 Another week, another gain! <BR> <BR> If the whole idea behind SparkPeople was to gain weight, I'd be an all time great by now! However, that is not the end goal so I must confess to being a loser and not the kind that we all aspire to be! <BR> <BR> However, that being said. I'm actually not that upset about gaining this week, but I'm not sure why. I know I could have done better food wise, but it's hard to pass up one pound of french fries covered in cheddar cheese! It was a new burger ... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:22:41 EST Wk 187 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813216 Another week, another opportunity to get it right. Of course for me it's another week to get it wrong. <BR> <BR> I really hate it when I do the things that helped me lose weight in the past and I end up gaining weight instead. It makes things so much more frustrating. <BR> <BR> Weight : 241.0 <BR> Gain : 1.8 <BR> Total : 79.0 <BR> <BR> That's about it for this week, weight gain and excessive levels of stress seem to be my constant companions. I know, I know... the stress is p... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:16:54 EST Wk 186 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808847 Welcome to November, the dark and gloomy part of the year. My favorite part of the year :) <BR> <BR> So I woke up this morning and walked into the bathroom. After taking of some of my morning business I stepped upon the scale and watched the LCD screen for the news. It wasn't bad news! It was super good news either, it was just... meh. But meh on the side of good is better than it being on the side of bad, I suppose. <BR> <BR> The numbers: <BR> <BR> Weight : 239.2 <BR> Lost : 1.4 <... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 18:37:55 EST Wk 185 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804665 Second week of being officially back on spark, and of course I gained weight! <BR> <BR> Things were going fairly well until Thursday night. Thursday night offered me a couple of slices of Costco sausage and pepperoni pizza. If not for the pizza, I should have posted at least a small loss, instead I posted a gain. <BR> <BR> The numbers: <BR> <BR> Weight : 240.6 <BR> Gain : 2.2 <BR> Total : 79.4 <BR> <BR> So I'm back and I'm still doing what I was doing before I took my break;... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:45:42 EST Wk 184 Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800473 It's been 21 weeks since my last blog post, 21 weeks, damn. What I intended to be a relatively short break away from Spark turned into all of Summer and parts of Spring and Fall. <BR> <BR> Of course I wasn't completely away. I actually only had one day of not logging in to spin the wheel, last Friday, because I was out of town at a wedding. So I was never really away from Spark after all. <BR> <BR> I needed to "clear my head" and figure out why my weight loss had stalled and wouldn't get ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:02:53 EST 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