"My goal is to lose more than 100 pounds - maybe I will even have abs within the next year or so." with VIDEO

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

Dec. 19 - Received a phone call from reporter Brandi Barhite that I had been selected for FIT Challenge. I am very excited, to say the least, for this opportunity to not only lose weight, but to build a new lifestyle that will enable me to resume activities long abandoned, and to meet new challenges in my professional and personal life. My family has been very supportive and they are also looking forward to helping me with this challenge! My goal is to lose more than 100 pounds - maybe I will even have abs within the next year or so.

Dec. 22 - Met with Brandi for an interview and some "before" pictures.

Dec. 26 - Met with my trainer, Trevor Tieche of Bodi N Balance, and discussed diet regimen, how the regimen will work, some basics of exercise and how we will move forward. Trevor also took a number of body measurements to use as a gauge of my progress over the next year. I was weighed and had measurements taken of my neck, waist, hips, thighs, biceps and my calves. My body fat percentage and Body Mass Index were also calculated. The diet makes complete sense, but I am a very picky eater and have some difficulty with some of the foods in the diet. I will discuss these with Trevor and hopefully we can come up with some acceptable alternatives. It will be a huge change to go from eating large meals once or twice a day to eating six small meals a day. I have always used an excessive amount of salt and consumed four to six regular and/or diet sodas a day, usually Pepsi and Coke. I begin Jan. 2

Dec. 29 to Dec. 31- Did 25 minutes of cardio each day just to begin getting used to exercising again. I tried a couple of the foods associated with the working out and they were better than I had anticipated. Having to eat in the morning is causing an adjustment to my morning routine and will take a little more planning and time than I usually allow. Have made some gradual cutbacks in the amount of pop and snacks I have been consuming and trying to drink water - yech. I am going to have to try some ways to get a little taste into it without using sugar. I am going to try to get some Propel or Gatorade mixes to use in the water. I am going to try to use a higher water to mix ratio than recommended. I don't want to defeat the purpose of not drinking pop and other sugar-based beverages. I purchased a heart rate monitor on eBay to help monitor my training and calorie expenditures.

Jan. 1- New Years Day. Slept in. Movie with friends. We saw Will Smith in "Seven Pounds" and it was excellent. He is not the Fresh Prince anymore. Great acting job, but the story ended up being a little depressing. Popcorn tasted even better than usual, probably because I won't be having much more smothered in butter and salt.

Jan. 6- First real workout with Trevor today. We did a lower body workout after some cardio. Each exercise was followed by some boxing, jabs, hooks uppercuts and finished off with some core exercises. The most difficult were the hamstring stretching and some of the core exercises. After we get going a little more, I will be doing core exercises every day, at home on non-workout days and at the gym on workout days. Diet is going pretty well - almost feels as though I am eating too much because I am eating so often. Legs feel pretty good right now at 11.30 p.m., but will see how they are in the morning. I have some tightness in my upper back - probably from the boxing.

Jan. 7 - Another workout with Trevor. Today, we worked the chest and arms - this was more difficult for me than yesterday. I needed some assistance to complete the second set of some of the exercises. The anaerobic work between sets was on a step box each time a different move going either from side to side or up and back on the box - these will be much more enjoyable as I become accustomed to them - I spent more time concentrating on what I was trying to do. Today's core exercise really hurt me as far as not being able to complete them successfully. We did a series of timed and counted crunches at the end that were impossible for me to complete. I have always felt that my abs were the weakest part of my body and hope that they will eventually be part of a strong core. Diet-wise, I am holding my own but it is a little boring. I now have the assistance of a diet counselor, Lisa Smith, who has volunteered to help with the diet portion of the program. She sells USANA products, which I have used in the past. I am using its protein shakes and nutrition bars already as a part of my diet. The nutrition plan will focus on a low- glycemic diet, which helps to maintain you sugar/insulin level and eliminate the highs and lows associated with sugar/artificial sweetener products. As I said before, the dietary changes are going to be the most difficult for me. With my sleep apnea/narcolepsy, I have used pop and potato chips as a supplement to my medication to help keep me awake while driving. I am very thick through the throat and neck area, which has a definite effect on my sleep apnea so hopefully as I lose weight and the excess fat leaves my neck area my apnea will improve/go away and my sleep quality will improve!

Jan. 8, 9 - No organized exercise, but did stick to the diet program strictly. Weighed in on the Wii Fit and it says I have lost 11 pounds. I need to compare it to the doctor's scale to make sure I am using consistent numbers/equipment. Woke up on Friday with a return of a serious infection I had in October on the left side of my face - same infection and general location. Went to the doctor and his scale said I had lost almost 15 pounds since I was there at the end of December. Came home and weighed on the Wii scale and it agreed with the doctor's office - yeah. Got sent home from work because my face is red and swollen and they thought I would scare the customers. The whole left side of my face, from my nose to my ear and from my left eye to my chin is swollen and very red.

Jan. 10 - Had another fun workout with Trevor before work on Saturday morning. We concentrated on shoulders and upper back and did agility drills between sets. These were the hardest things - aerobically - I have done since we began. We also used a 10-pound medicine ball as a part of the agilities. The core exercises were not too bad, except for the last one which required me to work the obliques. My right side was not to bad, but the left side had my brain thinking I was moving, but my body was not responding -- frustrating for someone who feels they are relatively coordinated. Most of worktime was spent shoveling snow from the entrances and cleaning off the cars. We only had one customer and I sold them a used truck. Perfect day - great workout and sold a car and got to come home early. Still have a swollen face, but it is some better - antibiotics are beginning to take hold. Got my heart rate monitor, but we are having some problems getting it to register correctly - e-mailed the manufacturer tonight and am waiting for a reply.

Jan. 11 - Sunday morning was spent shoveling snow around the neighborhood and finishing taking the holiday decorations to the storage barn; went to the movies and did eat a couple handfuls of popcorn. I did eat dinner out with my wife and went off the program, but could not finish what I ordered - that never happens. Back to the grind tomorrow.

Comments

Anonymous

Our City Law Director is a lawyer. Don't you know that lawyers can always find a loophole in the law to twist it around so he doesn't have to testify? I was really surprised that he never found a loophole for Baxter and the other idiot that changed her statements in the Murman Report. I also find it very hard to believe that this whole expensive fiasco is even taking place. I mean it so REEKS OF IMPROPIETY one would think these village idiots would at least be embarrassed if nothing else. Goes to show when it comes to their OWN agendas they will do anything to get their own dirty way....at the taxpayers expense, that is.

Anonymous

Kim is back on line and blogging away. At least you took off some time for Christmas.

Anonymous

This is going to go down in Sandusky history. What a horrible shame what these idiots have done to the city I was born and raised in. Disgusting!

Anonymous

What who has done to this city? I am sure you are talking about Ms. Nuesse herself. You are right, it is a shame what she has done to my city that I TOO was born and raised in. Why does she have to keep this craziness going? She doesn't want her job back, why would she? She just thinks she is going to line her pockets with my city's money. Now THAT'S disgusting!

Anonymous

Sorry, but I was not referring to Ms. Nuesse or Matt Westerhold or the Sandusky Register. End of story.

Anonymous

Who do YOU want to line their pockets with the city's (WE THE PEOPLE) tax dollars? The same ones that have been doing it for years----probably you yourself as one of them?

Anonymous

Nope, not Ms.Nuesse. Didn't get time off for the holiday either. In my line of work, they're called black-out dates. Make no mistake, there are those out here that support the ex-Chief. Just like the one cartoon of Don Lee's, once it's already in progress, it's da@n near impossible to stop a train wreck!

Anonymous

I don't think Ms. Nuesse even reads these blogs much less comments on some of the nasty comments that are made about her. Face it, they're are a lot of people in this town that are furious over this injustice and it won't be forgotten any time soon.

Anonymous

The big three testify Tuesday

Anonymous

Oh Kim reads these blogs and posts also. Nice try but your are practicing her method, lying.

Common Sense

Matt I would not testify in court with Joe "toothbrush" Cirigliano heading this case or Kevin Baxter's hand picked prosecutor interrogating you.
Kevin as always is going to say ots a family problem...Him raping, stealing,
cheating and lieing to the taxpayers is
being brought out because its a Family
Affair. That's what the lawyers for Kevin (which is all of them) are going to do.

Anonymous

And I still can't figure out how in the heck they could subpoena a newspaper editor. But then they don't call it Eeeeerie County a.k.a. The Twilight Zone for nothing! These village idiots gotta go!

Anonymous

Matt is being subpoenaed because he was allagedly present when Kim Nuesse took a phone call. That makes him a witness. Had he not personally interjected himself into this story, he would not have been called as a witness and would be reporting on this mess himself.

Anonymous

AMEN.

Anonymous

Anyone who thinks Kim Nuesse is being railroaded, let me tell you she is getting exactly what she deserves. This is whole story is a Soap Opera and it is being written by Kim herself. If you have actually watched the testimony given by City Manager Matt Kline, instead of just assuming that because she is a woman she is right, you can see that she is not fit to handle that job. Kline put it best when he said he had concerns about her keeping her cool during a real disaster. I dont have any children that go to SHS, but if I did I would not feel secure at all with her as Chief if a gunman were to take over SHS. Brian Crandall had the audacity to question her and she literally flipped out even though she was assured by Kline that her job was not in jeopardy. Then you have Mayy Westerhold who is acting like a little school boy b*tch following her around like a lap dog and she is exploiting him because he is weak. I will say this, Kim could be the smartest person in all this. Considering what she has done, she has still managed to gain all this public support and will get something from this, because someone somewhere will feel sorry for her cause she is a woman. If I were a woman, I would be outraged at the fact she is using her gender to gain this public support. So to those of you who are feeling sorry for her, DONT...she is loving ever minute of this!!

Anonymous

'No wait, I didn’t get the parking ticket, the car did!' Yep-that's the kind of decision maker I want for a police chief-she's been around her defense council to long.

Anonymous

Funny that you would say Nuesse is loving every minute of this cause that's exactly what people say about the more than dirty legal system in this county----the more than dirty legal system that LOVE scre*wing people over. They seem to get some kind of mentally ill kick out it. So sorry, the way I see it if Baxter and his butt-buddy Lyons are involved in this I don't THINK they are scr*wing Nuesse over, I KNOW they are!

Sam

I finally figured Westerhold out, and I feel sorry for him. The alleged GOB club were the cool kids in school. The Sandusky Police officers who are his constant targets were the jocks who took his lunch money and made fun of him during PE. Kim was the girl who would not give him the time of the day. Now its pay back time for Matt, he will get even and he will get the girl this time, even if it means destroying the Registrag and himself.
Matt its not a question if you can look into the camera. Can you look into the mirror at yourself and like what you see?

Anonymous

Hmmm......Just maybe quite a few of the people involved in this situation aren't FIT TO BE IN CHARGE! How bout we just get rid of em all?! Nuesse is standing and fighting, not running like a scared puppy w/it's tail tucked between it's legs, hiding her face and testimony from the PUBLIC. What a bunch of cowardly individuals! Here's the skinny, and understand this, I don't support Nuesse just because she's a woman and am feeling sorry for her. I support her because every aspect of this STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN and has from the git-go. From the officers whose identities needed to be protected from their collective grievance, to the 2yr. old PARKING TICKET, to the "never step-out into light, and it's all a matter of interpretation" Law Director who avoided testifying, to the two that CHANGED STATEMENTS MADE in that poor excuse of a report used to fire her (PAID FOR W/TAXPAYER MONIES), the Civil Srvc. Board that didn't feel qualified to handle this (probably needed to hang onto their jobs as well, like the City Manager)), to the hand-picked and getting wealthier by the day RETIRED JUDGE (lawyers as well), being used in a sham of a Civil Service Hearing (again, all at the TAXPAYERS EXPENSE) and every last sitting Commissioner that participated or sat back quietly, allowing it! This City wouldn't/couldn't do anything, such as merge w/Perkins for Dispatch Srvcs, saving the Taxpayers monies. That would mean some form of cooperation, wouldn't it?! Seems to of been rather evident, over the last several years and long before Nuesse stepped into town, how much the Taxpayers monies are being abused and mis-used! Quite a bit around this City/County needs to be looked into! Especially all of the above mentioned. Deal with the fact that some think/feel differently! That is reality. Another reality, repsect is earned, not a given. It can be lost as well, which is what's happening. They really have no one to blame but themselves, those who must CONTROL (and w/good reason). By the way, you would have to BE A WOMAN, before you could understand better how/why we think and feel the way we do! Must not of read up much on the THE FIGHT/PLIGHT OF WOMEN FOR EQUAL/CIVIL RIGHTS, eah?

Anonymous

You are so correct when you say that this whole thing STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN. It's one of the reasons that I have supported Nuesse right from the start. The other reason I support Nuesse is because I know from experience how these dirty, sneaky good old boys work! I also know how good they are at COVERING UP what's been going on in this City and County for a loooooong time.

Anonymous

Same person....
pitiful.

Anonymous

Your right about one thing! Respect is earned. The word "earned" is the keyword in that phrase. Trust is also earned. From what I've seen, Nuesse didn't do much to earn either from her subordinates, or City Officals.

Anonymous

Wrong that the last three comments came from the same person. I made one of them.

Anonymous

you dummies will never understand:

"it's a matter of interpretation."

don c. icsman- law director for life
city of sandusky

age: 61 years

Common Sense

I'm definitely saddened that someone tried to take my moniker, but this is the original.

Good luck, Matt. I don't hold much hope as the same players are still in place, still trying to cover their tracks, and no one to stop them as the judge is eating out of their pockets.

Too bad; Erie County sure looks alot like Daly's town of Chicago.

Crackhead

i too am very familiar with the mayor daly brand of chicago. it does look alot like this, doesn't it?

Anonymous

Crandall questioning Nuessee would make anyone freak out. Crandall was out for blood and would go after you in a minute. No wonder she had to watch her back. Talk about a hostile work enviroment. The three commissioners involved should hang their heads for the set up they did on Nuessee; it was anything but fair. Out of the three commissioners involved, two are gone off the commission table; and hopefully, the other one will be voted out of office in another year.

Anonymous

I knew it Matt, I knew you would whimp out. I knew you could never come out from behind your computer and face people in person. Watching you perjur yourself will have to wait. I knew you wouldnt have the stones to do this. So what will your excuse be Matt?? You were told by an attorney that it probably isnt the best thing for you to do, ya know to lie under oath, so you changed your mind?? That about the jist of it Matt?? If its any consolation to you Matt, I dont think anyone is surpised that you whimped out. Just think, once Kimmie gets spanked AGAIN, she will no longer need you and your pathetic newspaper. Are you afraid you just dont photograph well Matt are you afraid of how Kimmie will see you on camera?? C'mon Matt tell us, why did you weasil out??? I mean we all know you are spineless and weak, but is that the WHOLE story? Is there more to it? Enquiring minds wanna know!!!

Anonymous

Why didn't you testify Matt? We're waiting, all talk and no action. Time to move on to another Blog topic. Where are you at???????

Anonymous

I don't know what you are talking about with Matt "not testifying" but I will tell you this. I'll bet there has never, ever been a case in Ohio or anywhere for that matter where a newspaper editor was subpoened to testify at a trial. And this CRAP isn't even a REAL trial. It reminds me of a grade school fight of "she said this and she said that".

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