Friday, May 14, 2010

Justa starting anew!!

Ok... I said it before but I mean it this time. I AM BACK. The new and improved version(is there such a thing?) is returning to the blogeshpere. I've been in hibernation long enough. I never really left. I've been checking out everyone's blog from time to time and reading a ton of things on line. I was burnt out as far as posting goes and it has taken me this long to even "want" to post. I'll give you some quick updates on what is going on since a lot has happened since we last chatted.


*  I'm still on Workmen's comp. We have attempted to try to settle out so I could get on with my life but they just don't seem interested in settling this thing.  They did make an offer of $75,000 with no medical. That doesn't work to well. I was making pretty good money when I got hurt and that ain't even close. My knee is going to need to be replaced at some point and I think they should pay for that too. So we shall see.

*  I applied for and got Social Security Disability on the first go around. If any of you are familiar with SS you'll understand how unusual that is. It probably helps that we had the paper work and all supporting documents from all the medical people involved up to snuff. Momma is very good at organizing things and everything was perfect paper work wise. It probably also helped that I have had two hospitalizations in the last 10 years for my Bipolar and Depression.(That's right it is all mine. No one else can have it.) I still haven't wrapped my mind around the fact that I am on Disability. I  feel like I am taking advantage of the system. Len my Social Worker try's to tell me that I worked for this and put in to the system all these years yada yada yada. (Can you tell I've been watching reruns off Seinfield?)

*  On the weight loss front. When I first posted my weight on this site. I don't remember what date is was but the weight was 294. I did awesome. I went from that to 314. Pretty damn good huh? Am I the next Jack Lalane or what? That's how down in the dumps I was. That was then and this is now. On Valentines day this year Cindy and I gave each other a present of a membership at Gold's gym for two years. We also bit the bullet and got a trainer. Before we had signed up I had dropped down to 301. So the day we started on February 14th to today I'm at 247.4 lbs. 54 lbs. Not to shabby huh? I'm not gong to reveal Cindy's numbers as I don't want to sleep on the couch. I'll let her reveal those to you if she wants to. Suffice it to say she has done very, very well also. We are committed to this new way of living. We don't call it a diet. I stick to between 1500 and 1700 calories a day and write everything down and we go to the gym 6 days a week. We go together a lot but we work out separately. I'm limited to what I can do but what I can do I go all out. I do 5 miles on the recumbent bike and I'm up to about 20 minutes on the rowing machine. Toss in a workout on the weights every other  day  some other cardio work , some pool time and viola. It's hard but so worth it. I'll keep you updated on my progress. My goal is to get down to 165. It's not a matter of if I can do it but when will I do it.

I have a lot more things to bring up but I'm going to leave it here. I don't want this to be a novel. Real quick though. Mackenzie, Adrianne and Josh's daughter is growing and doing fine. and Jeff and Amanda have a new little one. They have added Preston to the family. He came on his due date. He is doing fine too. Just like Brandon, poor Preston looks a lot like his dad at that age too. No one is probably still out there, but if you are. Thanks for sticking around and we shall visit again later.


ladyinred1953 said...

welcome back... it is nice to see your words and thoughts. Love ya. CIndy

Stephany said...

My head is spinning at those weight loss numbers!

Good to see you back

Mark Krusen said...

Thanks Stephany.

It's good to be back I think... I can honestly say that it has been fun watching the scale go down. The workouts are even getting easier. The hardest thing for me to do is to actually go to the gym.

I've been popping in and lurking on your site from time to time.

Mark Krusen said...

Thanks dear. You've been an inspiration to me. Thanks for being my first commenter.

Stan said...

Sure your back again lol....

I figure you are only a guillotine away from hitting your ideal weight goals in short order.....It's not like your using that area of the anatomy for much else anywise.

Welcome back to the blogosphere Mr. Thin Man, or should I refer to you as Tiny Tim from this point forward lol.....

Forest Parks said...

Hey Mark,

Forest Parks here, and I am most definitely still around :).

Good to hear from you, and you keep fighting for what they owe you!

Blogging now mainly at

Mark Krusen said...


I would have figured you to be off in a corner of a Psych ward in Northern California somewhere humming "we are family" with Nancy and Harry.

You can call me what ever you want. As long as it has a "Mr." in front of it. lol!!

As far as the guillotine. I'll wait until I need to lose that last 13 lbs before I utilize your excellent weight loss suggestion.

With friends like you I can surely get rid of my enemies, as I won't be needing them any longer

Mark Krusen said...


Thanks for checking in. You too obviously need a You are definitely still around. I see you've been very busy. I'm going to check out that site you are mainly posting on now.

CRAIG and DIANE said...

Welcome back Mark. I always checked in from time to time and figurered you would return to blogland when you felt like it. Will be looking forward to hearing more updates. Keep up the good work on the weight loss. That is quite an accomplishment!

Mark Krusen said...

Thanks Diane,

I've been lurking on your site a lot as you've probably seen. I just really enjoy the way you describe your guys trips. It comes through how much you are enjoying it.