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Wk 58 Weigh In - Ssssmokin'

Saturday, May 19, 2012

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

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

Anyway, onto the numbers:

Weight : 234.4
Lost : 1.8
Total : 82.8

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2189 days ago
    Awesome Job Ken!!!!!!!!!!! You are really killing it!!!!!!!!! I am teaching my 16 year old Daughter to drive too! So I definitely know what you are going through!!! Hang in there!!!
    2192 days ago
    WOW thats FANTASTIC!!! heading for my own weigh in now...i KNOW i did well. i'm sure most of it was water but hopefully a little was fat
    I remember those car driving days. i taught all of mine in my f-150 5 speed. and when they were all done i had my clutch replaced. and went for counselling (just kidding on the counselling). they are all great drivers now, though..and prefer standards to automatic like their mama!!
    2193 days ago
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