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Wk 94 Weigh In - Once more, with feeling

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Oh what a week. The early part of my week was filled with drama. I don't think it needs to be all explained here, but I had a few days that I ate bad while thinking "what good is all of this food tracking and exercising doing me?". So it took me a couple days to break out of that funk, and I know the answer to my own pathetic, self pitying answer; I am healthier because of all of the work I have done. Short sighted, dishonest, unapologetic people be damned. I am doing this for myself, not to please other people.

Anyway, so that's how my week got started. About Wednesday I was feeling better and kicked myself in the butt and got back on track and tried to make up for lost ground. It was a crappy week for me overall, but not too bad in the area of weight loss is concerned.

Without further adieu, the numbers:

Weight : 214.4
Lost : 1.2
Total : 102.8

214.4 equals my all time low that I had hit just before Thanksgiving (I think that's when it was anyway). So I'm glad to have gotten back to that point. Still moving the scale in a downward fashion, albeit slowly!

Time to put this week to rest and look forward to another opportunity next week. Have a great weekend friends!

Ken Heaston
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    Most Excellent work my friend!!!! you are rocking this....and yes..all those people be damned!! YOU are important, and you are doing the best thing for yourself!!!
    1936 days ago
    Great post! Very motivating because of your honesty and ability to face the fact that there is sometimes draaaaama!
    Alas, how would we ever measure our successes, our lessons, distinguish our healthy relationships from the toxic ones without it...?

    I'm subscribing to your blog because you really motivate me to stay the course of this journey.
    1936 days ago
    Hi Ken
    I have been sick and feeling really discouraged after a month of tracking food, eating less and still not losing and even gaining some weight. emoticon You have had far greater challenges than I have and I am glad to see you are staying with it and getting healthy. thanks

    1936 days ago
    High five setting that drama aside and finding your way back to pick yourself up and fire things up again. Good for you. Just say... save the drama for your mama.
    Great job with your weight loss too. emoticon Make this year your year. You have control and only you.
    It's nice to meet you Ken. I ran into your page this morning. Thank you for adding me as a friend back. Very cool.
    Have a strong rest of the week. emoticon
    1937 days ago
    Ken, as you know this is a journey and there will be times it's going to have it's "bumps in the road", times we need to take it a little slower because of the "curves in the road". But the important thing is we keep on keeping on with our journey.

    You're right we need to keep focus on our journey and do it for no one but ourselves.

    Recently I found this quote and have it where I can see it everyday. "What I do TODAY can improve all my tomorrows".

    Congrats on your new low and you working to get healthier everyday! Keep everything in perspective, as you are doing, and you will reach your goals.
    1938 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon congrats on all of your progress. Thanks for sharing so openly with all of us. Have a great week.
    1938 days ago
    next stop, a new all time low...nice work regaining that ground, go break into some new territory!

    1939 days ago
    Awesome way to break out the funk and not let the happenings of the week hold you back weight loss wise!!! We all have weeks like that and it is inspiring to all of us to see you continue to push through!!!
    1939 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    Ken ~ I read you post twice and I thought of what I could say to you that I haven’t already said in previous times. Well, here goes, drama is truly a part of life and depending on how we're feeling emotionally at that block of time is normally how we respond and/ or let it affect us.

    You said you asked yourself what good is eating healthy and exercising and you came up with the obvious answer, I am healthier because of all of the work I have done. I would like to take it a step forward and say that not only is that a great reason to eat right and exercise, another good reason is, you are a role model to some and an inspiration to many.

    People read those open and honest blog you post weekly, they see and understand your struggles while on this journey. For the most part, most of has or is currently going through the same ups and downs, highs and lows, we just don't know how to express in words what where feeling or we don't have the courage to write them down and post them for others to read.

    I know that your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and just people from a far has taken notice of your transformation and whether spoken or not, you have given them that courage and motivation to change their lives around for the better.

    It's always good to adopt a healthier lifestyle for yourself but just know people are emoticon you.

    Congrats for pulling yourself out your funk and for the weight lost. Sorry about the lengthy post but it comes from the heart.


    1939 days ago
    emoticon Great job getting done what needs to be done!
    1939 days ago
  • -DAVE-
    Perfection not progress. Glad you realized that you're better than victimizing yourself. I'm here if you need anything. Oh and you DID lose after all; excellent.

    Best, Dave

    1940 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2013 9:20:26 PM
    Good for you for getting beyond and moving past the drama and getting back to what matters. I can be so hard to do that! Congrats on the loss and hitting that all time low! Looking forward to next week's report!!
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    1940 days ago
    That is great! you have managed to erase all traces of the hollidays! good going friend!
    1940 days ago
    Good for you.The funk must be going around lol.What is impressive is that you picked yourself up and didn't stay in that poor me pit we all visit. emoticon
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    1941 days ago
  • _BABE_
    Am I the only one here who wants to know about the drama? emoticon

    You are an old pro at this...who, what and where did someone get ahold of you to ruin the first part of the week....and more importantly why did you let them.

    I see the activity on your page ( not in stalker way at all) and you are mister popular here....always giving props to Negative Nellies like me and great advice that has substance..not this rah rah sis boom bah stuff but real feedback.....

    So again Mister spark did you let anyone bring you down when everyone has you on a pedestal here?? huh? emoticon

    You are doing great....don't let the downers get you!
    1941 days ago
    Way to go having a weight loss this week despite it being horrible in other departments. Praying for a better week for you this week in all departments!
    1941 days ago
    emoticon loss, its not the start its the finish of the week that counts ha ha.

    Have a great week. emoticon
    1941 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2013 5:53:08 PM
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    1941 days ago
    Way to go! Keep up the great work :)
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