Unhealthy eating started at young age

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

This has been a difficult past week for me because of the many things happening. My daughter-in-law gave birth to our third grandchild on March 20 at 5:44 a.m. so I have been back and forth to Columbus twice in the past five days.

I got in three good workouts, but I am still having difficulty dropping more weight —I think it is relocating. Measurements are pretty good, but the number on the scale is about the same. With all the travel, it has been tough to eat properly, but I am working on it.

From the time I was about 12, I have had a weight problem, mainly caused by poor dietary habits. I grew up in a meat and potatoes family with two younger brothers and a dad who was a picky eater.

The vegetables we ate were on the starchy side like corn and beans. I never ate a salad at home until after I was married.

Even when I was swimming competitively, I was always heavy. I did not look good in a Speedo. I know that is more info than you wanted, but you got it anyway. Michael Phelps and I have nothing in common as far as our bodies. We both are/were butterfly swimmers, but the similarities end there.

We also had dessert with every meal. My mom was an excellent cook and a good baker. Most meats were broiled or fried; potatoes were a staple at most meals, and I still love potatoes cooked in most any fashion.

I never had pizza until college. Now, it is one of my favorite foods, as long as there is extra cheese and meat. Pizza isn’t a vegetable so vegetables don’t belong on it. A meal is not a meal without meat involved, in my opinion.

As I grew older and more into athletics, I have always been pretty good at most anything I have tried, except skateboarding.

For many years, I felt that my body type was a competitive advantage because who loses an athletic contest to the fat kid? Golf, tennis, volleyball (played in college), racquetball, basketball, hockey, serious badminton, water skiing (slalom and trick), baseball/softball, swimming and others were all sports that I participated in and I was quite competitive.

I am not a fast runner, but I have good reactions and learn physical skills pretty quickly. I had to learn quickly to be competitive because I was slow. Once I bunted in a baseball game and the third baseman came in, fielded the bunt and beat me to first base — no throw needed. That was the last time I bunted.

After I started to raise a family, I decided I needed to learn to run. After a couple of years, this led to running competitively in 10k races (best time of just under 39 minutes) and, eventually, I ran the 1986 Cleveland/Revco Marathon, finishing in just over four hours — not fast by any means, but I did it. I kept this up for several years, but was always entered in the Clydesdale Division for runners more than 200 pounds.

I began to have some knee problems in my late 30s so I quit running and during the past 25 years, I have been on the yo-yo diet. The lowest I have been was in the 240s and the highest was331, which was where I was when I began FIT Challenge.

I am learning to exercise with more of a purpose and have seen great progress in my strength, flexibility and agility, as well as a marked redistribution of my weight.

I have been sort of on a plateau for several weeks, but part of that is my inability to plan my eating in advance. That is my goal for the next month: Try to come up with a plan for planning my diet more effectively.

Comments

Anonymous

I couldnt agree with you more, I've blogged on here countless times and it is now clear, cant believe it took me this long, that no matter what people are going to believe this woman's lies. Westerhold-Grathwol-Frankowski-Kaman, you are all sad pathetic peoplem, but you have some how managed to gain a following. Regardless of whether the majority of the pro nuesse texts are all from the same people or not, there is no reasoning with them. It is my opinion that you could have Nuesse on video committing all these unethical acts and you would still blame those who have nothing to do with her lies. Fact is we have a corupt City Commissioner in Dan Kaman who has blasted the Police Department, basically calling them a bunch of worthless people, yet no one seems to be calling him on that. He is a joke and somehow is able to sleep at night, which tells me he has no soul. Frankowski, is and always has been and always will be a joke. So if you have people who are going to support and follow corrupt politicians, a has been/never was retired member of that department, a wanna be news reporter and worst of all a lieing deceiptful corupt sexist EX POLICE CHIEF, then do we really expect to reason with poor brain dead people like that. Fact is, the last poster has it right, the more we read and respond to morons like them, the stronger we make their cause. If you want to follow and support a losing cause like Nuesse then it is your right as an American... I wash my hands of the whole thing, I got what I wanted, she is gone and no longer bleeding the PDs budget dry with her "salary". To those of you who get frustrated with these drones, Westerhold being the King, We won!!! She is gone and soon will be just a DISTANT memory, except to Matt......

Matt Kline you did an outstanding job!!!

Anonymous

EXCELLENT POINT! You both spoke the truth! Great idea to ~ "STOP READING"!

Anonymous

As far as that goes, I guess Phares is just as bad. Westerhold must be done with his grieving I assume? This is my last post, you Nuesse supporter's can fight amongst yourselves. I am to the point of nausea over this. She's GONE get over it. For you people to sit on your computer's and slander the people who work (and some who have worked here for a while) for this city and do a Da!! good job at that tend to make one sick, all over some wittle blonde gurl that came here for such a short period just to start trouble! Weseterhold~butt out. People complain that the media got involved when they should not have...well, that was because of you and THE NUESSE herself! What does her husband think of your crush on her?

Anonymous

Please do cancel your subscription, which you probably do not have anyway, and leave these blogs. Nothing would please the intelligent bloggers more. You obviously have no ability to think for yourself, you just follow both the Nuesse haters. You spout the same rhetoric both of the Nuesse haters like to spout, but do not present any proof of anything. With idiotic responses from people like you it is no wonder this city can never get cleaned up. Keep spouting and the GOB's will maintain the same poor service from the PD and the same disrespect for the citizens. The only lies that have been shown came from the command staff of the PD and ,of course, Baxter himself. It is you who needs to open your eyes to what is going on in this corrupt town. We had a chief who was starting to clean it up and she stepped on some toes and they had to do whatever it took, including lying, to make it happen. Matt you are doing a wonderful job of asking the right questions, the ones the Murman report should have asked. Bye Bye Klinee

Anonymous

That's right, everyone else is wrong and Kim is a Saint!!! No question about it! With that little angelic face, why, there's no possible way she could do ANYTHING WRONG ! Everyone else is DEFINITELY lying! She and Timmie were just planning to 'bring our two governments together for the BETTERMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY!!! ANYONE with an once of brains can see this! And Matt, what a WONDERFUL Caring Human Being!!! He of all people shouldn't be questioned as he is a PILLAR in the community! Why that man wouldn't even THINK of doing anything unethical or immoral now would he? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!! Lets find something else to talk about, OK?

Anonymous

The "we" he's referring to is a small mouse...I mean RAT that he keeps in his pocket.

Anonymous

?? BYE BYE NIGHTSTALKER! All we can do anymore is laugh at you Nuesse supporters that's why it really isn't worth reading the SR. The horrible things you say and all of the name calling you do is out of this world. Fight with yourselves. Bye Bye Kimmie

Anonymous

Re: Why did you quit using your name everytime.
Sorry to tell you this, but I never change my handle like you obviously do. I think it just gets to you that there are many out there that think the way I do. What's the matter thin skin. Just like the horrible, as you put it, things you say about Nuesse? Truths are not horrible, only when you are on the wrong side of a debate. Oh yeah, Bye Bye Klinee

Anonymous

I think Matt Westerhold should be re-named "The Farmer" because he sure is milking this story for all it's worth. Heck, maybe PETA should investigate him FOR BEATING A DEAD HORSE!!!!!!! As far as Matt being railroaded out of town, it'll never happen. He is selling too many newspapers. I'm starting to think this whole ordeal is more fit for the Jerry Springer show, rather than an Ohio AG investigation.

Anonymous

Like the cockroaches,the Nuesse haters scurry whenever the light is cast on them and then they bolt for the cracks and crevices leaving only their droppings....

Anonymous

Yep, I have to agree with the cockroach remark and their left behind droppings.
My only gripe with Westerhold is that he is not doing enough to bring out the
TRUTH. If Baxter and his cronies have nothing to hide, then why not call in the AG to do a thorough investigation. But some of Matt's buddies will be exposed if the AG comes in. ALL of the cockroaches must be exposed for the truth to come out.

Anonymous

I love how you moronic Nuesse supporters call your blogs, "Intelligent" LOL!!!! Also to the ones like you who claim she was starting to clean the city up.....it's funny you cant come up with ONE thing she DID.....all you can say is the Nuesse Haters are lying.....Well, what are all the wonderful things she did???? I agree with the blogger you just blasted, there are no intelligent Nuesse supporters, just stupid little drones......you're all so pathetic, you need to jump ship already, ITS SINKING!!!

Anonymous

You really are dillusional arent you....she is gone and she is never coming back nor will she ever get a dime more from this city. She has railroaded all of you into thinking that SHE was railroaded by the mean "GOB" what a joke you all are making of yourselves. And what is this "NightStalker" handle??? Are you a great big mean person??? Is that suppose to envoke fear among us all??? LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!! Whats even more funny is that I doubt most of you have even ever met her....

Anonymous

Geez, seems like just last week Ethel Kennedy had a tea party for Obama, cost to get in was over $28,000 per head.

Thems the kind of grass roots I gotta get me some of!

Anonymous

Seems to me that you could just open up the rail corridor into NASA and ship the materials needed for the projects via frieght train. The railroad right of way is still there, some of the rails are still there. With the cost of fuel, I can't see using airplanes to bring material in. Some of the projects require very large items that no airplane could carry.

Anonymous

Why is the city afraid of calling in the AG's office to investigate further as recommended by the commissioners? Shouldn't be any problem if everything is on the up and up. Why is there so much resistance to calling them in? No one wants to disturb the status quo? The more resistance you get about the AG being called in and the situation at hand, the more I wonder just what is going on. The more haterd that is spewed against this woman makes you wonder what she has uncovered for eleven supervisors to take such a hatred stand and for Baxter to stick his hand in the city's business. Why has the commission dropped the ball on the AG recommendation they made?

Anonymous

The AG should be called in and should have been in the first place. The investigation by the AG would be free and not cost thousands of dollars like that poorly written and BIASED Murman report. Only Baxter can call in the AG. I really have to wonder why Baxter will not. What is he trying to hide?
The IMA should get everyone involved and demand that the AG be called in.
Let's clear this up once and for all.
Call in the AG, do an investigation and then let's move on. These anti-Neusse bloggers must be trying to hide something. I think that Nuesse uncovered corruption and the GOB wanted her gone.

Anonymous

Give it a rest she is gone and won't be back. BYE BYE KIMMIE!!!!! TEE-HEE

Anonymous

You are correct in wondering why the AG has not been called in. Baxter knows why. He knows if this ever happens he will be lucky if he is not disbarred. The city commission knows that if they are called in the GOB network will be permanatly distroyed and Kline will be gone along with most of these command staff people. This question needs to be asked at the next commission meeting and if it is not brought up by a commissioner then a citizen will ask it. If Kline is serious about buying a house in this town, I would advise against it. His time here is going to be short lived and when he tries to sell the house there will not be any takers. BYE, BYE, Klinee

Anonymous

To Re: Nightstalker
Knowing when someone is dillusional would only be known by someone who is dillusional, which you seem to fit the bill to a tee. Remember, nothing is forever, she could easily get her job back, through the courts, through settlement, through a vote of the commissioners, so you might want to hold your rejoicing for much later. My handle is my handle, just as yours is yours, however, you never use a handle you keep using different ones to make people think more then one person is anti Nuesse. Not very smart. Have you ever met Nuesse? I have and this is why I back her. I have also met most of the command staff and this is why I am against them. Now please let's hear more from your dillusional mind.

Anonymous

Have I met nuesse??? HAHAHAHA....uh yea I have and that is why I know you people are fighting a losing battle! You want me to start using a "Handle"??? What are you a truck driver?? LOL I could care less how many people think I leave multiple blogs...I do...who cares? The fact that you have met Nuesse and still support her leads me to believe you are one of a few people.....but I understand the idea of keeping your identity secret, but trust me 'Stalker, unless you are one of the people I am thinking of, you have to have some sense. She is everything the report says she is, and then some. As I have said many times, you need not look any further than the people who are backing her....Gary Frankowski is probably the most disliked, maybe HATED people who ever wore an SPD uniform and this is not JUST by other officers, ask some of the people who he has arrested in his career. As a child Gary was a nerd and was beaten up everyday, they say that is a major reason why nerds get into Law Enforcement, is revenge....that is what half of you who respond to this will accuse all SPD officers of being, but Gary TRULY is that person. Dan Kaman has waivered more times on issues than I care to remember. When he ran for Commissioner, he was so PRO SPD, now he says the place is a mess??? Which is it Dan? You never complained before when you have been given break after break on traffic stops, now all of a sudden they are Bad Cops.....Then Matt Westerhold, who is probably more unethical than Kim and if they werent enough....TIM MCCLUNG??????? He should be enough incentive for everyone to jump off her bandwagon, unless you can honestly say he is a man of high integrity, if you can then you have to be one of the people I just mentioned.....

Anonymous

Why so much animosity towards Nuesse? Well at least that you admit to "I leave multiple blogs...I do...who cares?" Well, you use multiple names to try to confuse the readers that there are many people against Neusse when if fact, there are very few. Why do I get the feeling that you are a past or current member of the SPD or the GOB? You should welcome an investigation by the AG unless you are afraid of the truth which I think that you are.

Anonymous

Hey westerhold nice story you wrote about yourself in the opinion section
in Sundays Paper,it fits you to a tee.
Contrary to professional standards it
was a bad story from the word go.

Ed

I don't see Darden and the IMA looking into why Warner was picked over three good black men by the commissioners.

hmmmmm

Bet you a dollar Westerhold wrote, helped write, or edited the IMA report. Then in today's paper he pats himself on the head about how great it was.

Just Wondering

The joint airport in Ottawa County is under used, why waste more money.

Sam

Time for Matt to leave, I'll pay for the moving van. Matt how mch have you lost in revenue for the Register with your biased views. Take Kimmie with you!

Anonymous

THE REASON YOU CAN TELL THAT MOST OF THE BLOGS ARE YOURS IS BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS SAY BYE BYE KLINE AT THE END ALWAYS WITH 2 E's. YEP YOU R BUSTED haha. I know you are going to say...........everyone is doing that...WRONG!

Anonymous

!! RE: NIGHTSTALKER! I believe that you hit the nail right on the head in your comment! Believe me, that person is not the only anti Nuesse there is, its just most refuse to come on these blogs to listen to you supporter's and Westerhold now that she is G-O-N-E. Well, I take that back, most quit even before then they got so tired of reading your crap. Ya know I think they just might have a good point there...this is getting kinda sickening. Like Dr. Evil said...you all are just BEATING A DEAD HORSE! Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah.

Anonymous

Now "ED" wants to make it a race issue. When will the Nuesse clan take a break???!!!! If it isn't one thing/person to blame it's another! AAAAHHHHGGGGGG!

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