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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 ...
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!
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Member Since: 4/12/2011

SparkPoints: 62,816

Fitness Minutes: 18,940

My Goals:
My eventual goal weight is between 200 and 215 lbs.
Starting at 317, 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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BARBIEE52
11/19/2014 9:24:14 PM

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For every minute
you are angry, you lose
60 seconds
of Happiness
Don't say
"There's still time"
or
"Maybe next time"
Because there's also
the concept of
"It's Too Late
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11/19/2014 12:21:36 AM

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Past is experience
Present is experiment
Future is expectation

So better use your experience
in your experiment
of your expectation.

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TIME-4-TINA
11/18/2014 6:25:01 PM

Had no idea Gossip Girl was a guy. I didn't watch the show. Paige and her friends binge watched the series on Netflix, twice! She didn't watch it when it was on TV. She would have been to young for it then. Anyway, her friends tell her she looks like Blair! Because of this show, she not only wants to live in NY but she wants to go to college there as well. Until the next thing that she's obsessed with comes along.



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TIME-4-TINA
11/18/2014 7:30:24 AM

OMG, Ken, don't tell me your a Gossip Girl fan? That's exactly why we took the trip. I asked my daughter if she wanted a party for her 16th and she said no, she wanted to go to NY and go to all the locations where they film Gossip Girl. So, that's what we did! We went to all the stores they shopped in, Met Steps, the Palace Hotel. It was amazing, we took some pics outside the palace and then went into the lobby. I was taking a couple pics of them and the door man said to me, " are your girls fans of gossip girl?" I said, "yes", and he said "I have some time on my hands, do you think they would want a little tour?" The girls were thrilled! He spent 30 mins. with us, taking us into ballrooms, the kitchen, the bar, etc. Meanwhile he knew every scene that was made in every room. He was a 65 year old fan himself! Highlight of their day!

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11/18/2014 12:01:23 AM

*~~~*~~~*~~~*~*~~~*~Life is To Short~*~~~*~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

*Life is to short:
"To spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.”

Life is to short:
"Don’t waste time worrying about what people think of you Hold on to the ones that care, in the end they will be the only ones there"

Life is to short:
"Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should and let go of what you can.”
*~~~*~~~*~Is Life To Short for You?~*~~~*~~~*

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