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Me on my room's balcony. First day on cruise. 8/12/12

An old pic from around '93 before I put on a lot of weight

Me in '99 approximately 270lbs





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Update 9/13/12: As many of you know the last few weeks have been rough for me. I hit the 100lbs lost mark on 8/11/12 and left for a week long Alaskan cruise the next day. I walked a ton but came home 12 lbs up! My grandmother passed away while I was on vacation and once I was home I was busy clearing out her apartment. I lost 5 lbs that first week back a couple more the next week. But I was hit with some depression and stress issues and my weight went back up to 226. I'm pretty much over the depression, but on 9/5/12 my mom had a full hip replacement and came home 3 days later. So I am now acting as caretaker for her for a while. Getting in my fitness minutes while helping my mom and trying to finish 3 classes for school has been difficult. I'm finding it hard to get myself motivated to do anything. I'm trying to just let it roll off of my back but it's not so easy.

Update 3/25/12: Been pretty stagnant for the last 3 months, with only minor losses. The last 3 weeks have been rough, scale not working and life just feeling messed up, I know I've gained weight, I can feel it. So it's time for changes. I've changed my name to King_Slayer, I'm on a mission to slay the kings of Apathy, Lethargy, Poor Nutrition and Weakness. Changed my ticker as well to reflect my new starting point. My blog post titled WK 50 has more details.

My original About Me:
My name is Ken. I am a 41 year old single father who has let himself go. I was an athlete in my 20's until I herniated 2 discs in my lower back. Within a year I had put on 60 lbs. and in the subsequent 15 years I have added almost 40 more.
I am using the site to help me track my diet and keep me focused.
UPDATE: 12/31/2011 38 weeks in and I'm down 68.4 lbs.
UPDATE: 6/25/2011---11 weeks in and I'm down 31 lbs!

Member Since: 4/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 19,060

My Goals:
My eventual goal weight is between 200 and 215 lbs.
Starting at 320, I have my work cut out for me.

I did the NorCal Tough Mudder in Sept. 2012

My Program:
My program is all over the place. Still somewhat following the 4Hour Body eating plan (not strictly enough). Since both of my gym partners dropped off (June 2012)
I haven't been doing hardly any weight lifting.

Starting Weight: 320
Weigh in barriers to cross:
310# - Done 4/27/11
300# - Done 5/30/11
290# - Done 6/25/11
280# - Done 7/23/11
270# - Done 9/4/11
260# - Done 10/15/11
250# - Done 12/24/11
240# - Done 5/5/12 finally!
230# - Done 6/23/12
220# - Done 7/28/12
210# - Done 6/29/13 About time! 11 months to lose 10 lbs! lol

Personal Information:
I was a gym rat in my early 20's. Spent approximately 10-15 hours a week in a local Gold's Gym. I weighed a solid 220 back then. Played some semi pro football and a lot of pick-up basketball.

Other Information:
I have a weakness for Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccinos!

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    Thanks for your comments Ken, she is so cute :) liking the losses. I have a Burn Fat Feed Muscle book by Tom Venuto that gives a calculation on how to work out fat lost and muscle built.

    At the moment it's muscle loss as well so will try some better food choices this week :)

    Hope you are doing well, saw the fires over there you take care
    5 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon ~~REMEMBER BEING FIVE~~ emoticon emoticon

    Picture yourself when you were five. In fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time
    and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her?
    How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you?
    I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings.
    She’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild.
    If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away
    and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist,
    you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair.
    From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.
    ~Kris Carr~
    emoticon ""BE GOOD AND LOVE YOURSELF-AT ANY AGE" emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011

    I thought I would stop by your page to see what you have been up to. I really miss your weekly blogs. Have a great week!

    12 days ago
    Thanks Ken always great to catch up at blog time. Hope you have a great October !!
    12 days ago
    Hi Ken thanks for stopping by to read my blog a busy week ahead. Feeling more positive this week :), onward and 'downward' :)
    18 days ago
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