Ken holds out, chair doesn’t

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

Eating the week of Feb. 8 was good during the day, but I am still having some problems with dinner fitting in with all the rest of what I am eating. Because of work, swimming and a power outage, I only had two workouts this week – one with Trevor Tieche (my personal trainer) and one without. They went fine, but I overslept one morning due to a power outage so Trevor was waiting for me and I never showed up. I called as soon as I realized I was late.

As I have said before, this month will be my most difficult because of the time I will be out of town for swimming meets. I am gone four days this week and three days next week, so eating will be a challenge. I have made workout arrangements at both facilities, so I hope I hope to do some cardio.

I have received a lot of very positive feedback this past week, but I did get a bit of attitude adjustment on Feb. 13. I was sitting in a folding chair, judging the sectional diving meet in Fremont and feeling pretty good about my weight loss. In the middle of the meet, just as a diver was about to go off of the board, I could feel the hinges on the folding chair begin to give out. I tried to get hold on the ladder from the pool, which was right in front of me, but to no avail. I missed it and ended up flat on my backside with my clipboard flying and the chair right under me. Pretty embarrassing, but the people told me they have had several of those chairs give out in the past few weeks. It was pretty funny, though. I’ve lost a couple more pounds so am very close to the 300 mark.

Comments

LAnnSmith

Ken wow 30 lbs! You are well on your way. Nobody said it would be easy, keep the picture of the Grand Canyon in front of you! Just do it!

Anonymous

Writing still stupid

br

well put michelle

Anonymous

I walk and drive past The Boy often and had wondered where he is.

Anonymous

Why is there an ad for the Funcoast Bar Guide flashing on this blog???????

Seriously

Is this paper seriously letting her give little shout outs to her peeps? If this paper wants to be respected, end the agony already. Is this the place for "inside jokes"?????? Until the little greeting cards, her writing seemed half-way iformative this time. But, then she ruined it. Where are the editors?????????????

br

paintballs are water based, and would rinse right off. Yay for Sandusky!

Winston Smith

"Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia."
- H.G. Wells

Crackhead

this is called a blog. it is where the author can discuss whatever is on her mind at any given time. these are everywhere on the web. what do you not understand about that? why don't you get off her back? i for one am proud of her.
in a high school world, which you obviously don't remember, your opinion can get you blackballed. at least she has the guts to get on here and have an opinion about anything.
nowadays, these kids don't seem to stand for anything, let alone have an actual opinion which they would attach their name and picture to.
i am proud of her and only wish more would follow her lead.

Winston Smith

Benevolent dictorships are an oxymoron. As Frederick Hayek pointed out in ‘The Road to Serfdom,’ tyranny will always be the result.

The idiot socialists look at the ‘evil’ socialist govts. of the past and think to themselves, if they have good intentions that they can make socialism ‘good.’ It's a Faustian bargain.

It's the negative unintended consequences of the well-intentioned actions that always get ya. And there are ALWAYS negative unintended consequences.

Recall the words of the American Socialist Norman Thomas:

“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Anonymous

Why in the world would anybody do such a thing? It is unbelievable how people act today. I wish they would have gotten caught!

Anonymous

It sounds to me that they are just going to refurbish the Boy w/ the boot just because it needs it not because of the paintball, they are working on it anyway. What is wrong with that? They shouldn't put it back up anyway...too many weirdos walking aound that just feel the need to destroy nice things.

br

how many times can you refurbish and/or replace a statue though. Seem's that the City would find something more pressing to spend its money on. Im not saying that it deserved to be vandalized, the money involved with a complete strip down and repair is huge when compared to a city worker with a hose and a scrub-brush

Anonymous

YOU ARE HOPELESS...

br

I might be, i do come from a hopeless town. As for the picture, it's a nice shot, good field depth, it plays well with the rule of thirds, the coloration is splendid. It does look odd without the boy and the boot, which by the way if i remember correctly isn't even the original boy and the boot...

Anonymous

This "Blog" is attached to a newspaper, it is not the place for little shout outs and inside jokes.

Anonymous

Oy! With the Blogger already! This chick has gone down the tubes so far. So, all of this preaching to us about how to vote, and how to live our lives. Why no opinion on the fact that 2 prominent politicians were in Sandusky last week? I bet that she does not even know who these two were.

Teenage life...what you do while you are waiting for reality to set in!

Anonymous

That darn boy and the boot is one of the gaudiest things that I have ever seen. Downtown Sandusky should be proud to have it representing them. it fits them nicely.

Anonymous

Good Blog Michelle! Thanks!!

Anonymous

When your very first column was published, I was impressed with your ability. Too many don't speak or write well these days (whether via ignorance or laziness seems immaterial), but you were a welcome exception to that rule.

I freely admit I haven't read all of your 'blogs, but I have read some of them. I'm sorry to say that the quality has continuously slid downward until this column with its significant grammatical errors beginning with paragraph one.

Are you trying to sound more like your My Space space? On My Space and within your normal teen persona, do you forget English? Or is it just cool to pretend that you have? Whatever, please stop doing it here. Some of your columns have been annoying enough without me wanting to take a red pen to my computer screen.

Anonymous

what's with this STUPID,LAAAAAAAME expression "oy with the poodles already? it's NOT funny, or cute or clever, its just STUPID!!! people are like,"what the h*ll is she talking about?" --bt the way, its spelled "OUI".........GET IT RIGHT. NOW, GO PARTAKE IN "NORMAL EVERYDAY TEEN ACTIVITIES" LIKE SMOKING WEED.

Anonymous

Jason you are toooo funny!!! Keep up the good work.

Crackhead

this blog is attatched to a newspaper? since when is the register a newspaper? are you kidding me? if you don't like it, don't read it. i do not read the whole paper. then again i have Adult ADD. i try to skip over rufus's rant about the plight of the man as he sees it. he is way off base most of the time and he gets to write his opinions and thoughts. in the words of steven wright the comedian--- 3 simple words to live by---"acknowledge, move on." simple, yet genius...

br

i think we should get a big boxing ring and have a fight over the spellings of oi/oy/oui. We could have the 50,000 english professors that critique the spelling on here everyday judge. We'll call it a charity and raise money so the city can waste it cleaning water based paint of the fake boy-n-boot by rebuilding the whole thing, and what ever is left over we can give to a church so they can let their youth group go homeless camping for a night!

Anthonee Jones

Wow what does it matter how oi or oy or whatever it is, is spelled instead of dwelling on little things that you shouldnt waste your precious time on this earth worrying about how something spelled or complaing how something doesnt appeal to you comment are just that,comments. No one has to read this if they don't want to and those who write mean and stupid things stop what purpose do you seek to complain about something when there are bigger issues that are worth complaining about. So yea just stop the madness.

Anonymous

I hope Anthonee is coming to the Teen Town Hall!!

Anonymous

Wow your kids will be so proud. Just another way to embarass them in the future.

Anonymous

you should wear that when we play madden so i can see your point of view when i beat you.

Anonymous

blah blah blah shloopmf

Anonymous

If you people don't like her writing DON'T READ IT! I happen to enjoy it. She is a good writer.

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