New goal: 40 more pounds by end of May

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

Another uneventful week, except that eating in the evening is very tough for some reason. I am doing very well during the day when I am occupied and do not have easy access to food.

The workouts went well last week. On March 4, FIT Editor Brandi Barhite and photographer, Luke Wark, followed me through my workout and got to see a representative sample of what I have been doing. It took about 80 minutes for me to finish and I was tired at the end. I am anxious to see some of the pictures. Trevor Tieche of Bodi N Balance has said that my appearance changes quite a bit during my workouts. He told Brandi if she wanted good pictures to get them early in the workout. I know that some were taken late in the workout, so I hope you get to see those, too.

My strength has increased quite a bit overall and I really enjoy the working out. I wish I enjoyed the healthy eating part as much. I see that Toledo Blade is also highlighting some participants in a weight-loss contest.

The next three months will be important to my overall goal and objectives. I am being inducted into the Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame at the end of May, and I want to be able to get some new, and much smaller, clothes for that event. My goal is to lose another 30 to 40 pounds by the end of May. Wish me luck and keep those positive comments and support coming in.  I appreciate them and so does Kristin.

Comments

Anonymous

It's not realistic to have the entire city vote on every major decision? Your right there----they didn't get to vote on the expensive Murman Report, the firing of Kim Nuesse, the expensive retired judge etc etc. As for this article---it's about as interesting as the rides at Cedar Point.

Anonymous

The part I don't like about this whole deal is that it is being done behind closed doors and until the agreement is signed, nothing will be made public until ground is dug and you actually see something going up. I think the commission has a lot of nerve doing all this behind closed doors. Talk about being secretive and all seven commissioners are guilty as charged for allowing it to stay secret. If it were not for the newspaper, none of us would know what is going on in our own town. If you have to make deals behind closed doors there is something not right. Where is all the money coming from?

observer

Sorry Matt, I agree with you 100% on Nuesse but disagree 100% on this move. The city should spend 1 million on city hall improvements, merge police stations with perkins or the sheriff, put the muni-court into the county building. Let's start holding our elected officials accountable for our tax dollars. Murray want's his name on a building before he leaves for columbus! We will be paying for decades.

Anonymous

why don't you go have yourself a nice enema?

Anonymous

Sandusky Muni Court has always been with the police department. To the benefit of both organizations. How much will it cost the City to supply the extra security now that they no longer share the same building.

Anonymous

How can the county parking garage accommodate both coounty and city employees, Municipal Court clients, customers from surrounding businesses, and customers to both city and county buildings, plus accommodate meetings at each building which expands it out even more with an additional 35 to 40 people attending these meetings? Do the math with the parking spaces in the garage. We will be right back in the situation of no parking available for the downtown businesses. No one will want to come downtown because of the lack of parking spaces available. How could the county go for this or haven't they been notified of the plan? Knowing the city, the county is probably the last to know they are part of the deal. I can't see the county going for this at all. The city's planning just keeps getting worse by the minute just because they want this Marina Project to fly and willing to do anything and everything to make it work.

Anonymous

According to Matt: "In my mind". Therein lies the problem!!!

Anonymous

Matt was right about the resignation of McClung; it was only one month late but right on.

Anonymous

Good, maybe they can put in a snack bar or Starbucks & a place for downtown homeless to sleep. Move it further down like where the Keller bldg is now. There's not enough spaces to park in the garage during the day now as it is plus you've got the SPD meter maid watching like a hawk if you park on the street on Columbus. If you're gonna stay in that area though move it upstairs from Cabana Jack's & you can have your meetings downstairs at the bar.

Anonymous

Why would you write about something that is not a true medical diagnosis? "white out"? What kind of terminology is that? If you are going to write about something medical, you should consult with a medical professional prior to submitting the story.

me

Maybe the next "blog" will tell us how important it is to wipe 'til it's white after she suffers through doing the laundry with stains. Ohhhh the teen angst, how terrible everything is. Your body needs water, especially when it's hot outside. Duh! What a joke. BTW, what was censored?

Anonymous

Where in the #$&& do you get "white out?" How stinking hilarious! Now our wonder teen is making up stuff. Maybe she got tired of being called unoriginal, but that doesn't mean she should make up medical terms. The nerve..... how about you get informed of what ACTUALLY "happened" to you, drama queen!

Anonymous

White out is the stuff that I sniff, not a medical issue. Sheeeeesh. Too bad we still didn't use pen and paper to write this stuff, maybe the REAL White Out could've spilled over Michelle's LAME attempt at being innovative and informative. What a joke!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

1)No Parking vs. several hundred spaces at 222 Meigs St.
2)NO handicap access vs. limited access
3)Government offices in retail district vs. potential retail rebirth
4)Fire Hazard among old fire traps vs. free standing masonry building
5)Crime deterrent vs. Criminal enticement

NineMM

RE: Benifit vs Problems..........Very good points you made there. City already owns enough vacant land to build on.............Tear down the Keller trap and use that stone to build a new city hall on already city owned property. The parking garage doesn't hold very many vehicles........The people that work and do business at city hall would have to walk over a block from the parking area at Jackson and Market. Why doesn't the city do something with that lot? Dropped of some mail at the mailboxes there and that lot is so rough a goat couldn't walk thru there.

Anonymous

The lot you are talking about commissioner Kamen has been pushing to have resurfaced at least the last two meetings. Adolph the leader is reluctant to do anything about this. I wonder just what he has in mind. You can bet it is something to help his GOB buddies.

NineMM

RE:RE: NineMM..................Maybe commission should take a walk thru the alley behind Madison School. It's also a fire lane to the rear of the school........Better put on your hiking boots or rent a burro or donkey.....

Anonymous

Who are the people behind SANDUSKY MARINA DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT, LLC ?

Anonymous

The Jackson Street lot should not be funded by the street fund money. $95,000 for a parking lot could pave some streets or even patch some streets in town. The commission cannot justify this expenditure to the people who have waited for years to have something done with their street.

NineMM

And this so called Murman Report and the suspension of Kim Nuesse was? How many holes would the cost of that fill up and it ain't over yet......What about the fire lane to an elementary school, not justified? If we can't maintain the infrastructure we already have, how the he11 can we move city hall? What about the underpasses? This town has got some real problems.

Anonymous

Relax, remember the famous saying "no cost to the tax payer". Maybe they are going to have a duck race at Kalahari or a Shoreline Park pot luck to raise money for this pie in the sky MD project. This way the citizens will not get stuck with any of their money being spent on foolishness like this project. More and more cities that have a waterfront are requiring the project to be moved a block away from the waterfront. This city should listen to these cities and learn from them. Why do we have to be guinea pigs for this type of development?

Anonymous

Lot should be paid for out of "development funds". Kamen proposed that at the last meeting.

Anonymous

Why would the city lease these Columubs Ave. buildings, once they were renovated, when the city building is paid for? These ideas seem to get more bizarre as we go along. No master planning done at all coupled with no money to proceed. The city would also have to pay rental space for parking spaces in the county parking garage. As for the six to nine million short fall of infracture monies that the TIF will not cover, I hope they don't think the money will come out of the sewer and water fund. The city seems to be tapping into this fund quite often and that would classify as cost to the taxpayer as in higher water and sewer billing. This must be some deal for the developer to keep hanging in there with the city throughout this economic down turn. What developer in his right mind would be building right now and what bank would be extending a loan to this guy?

Anonymous

The Register needs to do better when putting up the e-paper on the weekends. Last Sunday, the e-paper didn't even come up and I had to go buy a paper. On Saturday and Sunday, the e-paper doesn't come up until 10:00 or 11:00 or even later. What good is it when it comes up that late?

Anonymous

It is amazing the city has survived this long with people like you living in it. First off....NineMM.....Nuesse is GONE LET IT GO!!! MY God, even Matt Westerhold has moved on.....Second no matter what the city commission tries to do to improve itself, you people have to question everything and the only thing you have to substantiate your accusations is NUESSE and the Murman Report.....GOD!!!! It is no wonder that city is in the shape its in. You people are the ones who elected the people who are there, so let them do the job YOU elected them to do. We are talking about a city, that if not for Cedar Point, may as well break off into Sandusky Bay. Sure you give it a face lift by fixing up the downtown, which does look very nice, but you still have the same problems, like unemployment, crime, and the decent people who do live there are getting sick of the dreads of society that seem to be infesting that city in their Metro housing. Yet all you people seem to do is try and crucify the very people who are TRYING to make your lives better. Especially this moron 9mm....what is this name supposed to represent?? Are we supposed to take you serious because you call yourself the same name as a firearm? Anyone who can afford to, is moving out and other than those condos downtown and the developments on the outskirts of town....your city is owned by SLUMLORDS and all you can focus on is criticizing the people who are helping you. Why do you think Huron or Castalia dont have these same problems and they dont have an amusement park in their backyards...Wake up people...

Anonymous

That's a pretty brash remark calling 9mm a moron. He at least has the balls to use the same moniker on all his posts, unlike yourself that uses a phrase. So just for you today, we'll give you a moniker that suits you and you may continue to use it, that way there is a point of reference as to we are talking to.
EGOTISTICAL DOUCHBAG, THAT SHOULD JUST ABOUT WRAP YOU UP IN A MONIKER THAT SUITS YOUR TARD REASONING!!

NineMM

RE: Is it any wonder.............Why are you attacking me? You may think I'm a moron, but actually I am someone who cares about the current condition of this town. Why? I've lived here almost all my life. I stated from the beginning of the suspension of Nuesse that this is costing the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars in lost services. Was I wrong? sad part is, it isn't over yet. You can take a passive attitude and let this do little or do nothing commission handle the problems of the city, but I personally feel that they are just digging a deeper hole for us. Just my point of view. Take it or leave it.

Anonymous

For what's it's worth, I agree with you. I also have lived here all life (44 years) and I have never seen it this bad here. They (the commissioners) must think we are all idiots and we will just believe what they say (or don't say).

I know some people who helped with Stahl's campaign and can't believe the directions he is going. Murray is just in for it for a stepping stone for Columbus. Farrar just sides with Fuqua. And there you have your 4 votes. I can't wait until election time.

Anonymous

if Hagatha's bar catches on fire, and takes the city offices with it.

Anonymous

Maybe it is not such a bad idea moving the city offices downtown. As long as it does not put the city in further debt. Problem is that the company that is handling the Sandusky Marina District is running into problems with the Toledo Marina District. In other words, do not hold your breath Sandusky. Take a look at what is happeneing in Toledo. Maybe Matt should send one of his people to check the Toledo scene, or do it himself.

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