That "fat white guy." – My journey from sugar – 2017-June-21

Today’s weigh in is 177 lbs.  As low as 176.8 lbs.
This is a full pound lower than last week.  Calorie restriction appears the way to proceed.  What is surprising is how the calories needed on a daily basis falls with decreasing mass.

I tried a very short run around the neighborhood on the weekend.  It was a mistake as my knees still feel inflamed.  Still waiting on the orthotics to remedy this inconvenience.

I ran 1 km yesterday

I tried to run again.  The last time I attempted this was 48 lbs ago and with terrible orthotics.  I am not the guy that used to run when I was a high schooler.

I felt like my knees were going to buckle.  Thankfully, carrying less weight made this very short run around my neighbourhood more pleasant for my knees and back.

I’m not sure as to whether I’ll try and extend the running.  I am waiting for new orthotics which may or may not change the feeling running has on my knees.

Bentley died today

 Bentley, Megan’s cat, died today.  He turned 14 years old last month.

Bentley: 2003-2017

Ben had pancreatitis.  He beat Feline panleukopenia at a few weeks old.  His odds were terrible and yet he lived on to old age.  5 years ago, around the time my twins were born, he developed kidney stones and diabetes.  The stones were removed surgically.  The diabetes went into remission after we switched his kibble/cereal-like dry food (branded) for wet ‘meat’ food (Fancy Feast).  It was an expensive intervention but worthwhile.

He hated my kids.  In fact, he would hide from them until he detected silence after they fell asleep.

They loved him.  To them he was the non-human life form that behaved in an odd manner.  Ben was the little brown-tabby blur that raced to eat from his bowl and hide from them again, usually in our closet.  Just last weekend he was playing with a pipe-cleaner doodad one of the twins made.  He played as he played when he was a kitten.

They wondered about his death.  They cried.  It is scary learning that your carefree kids are sentient beings with feelings and attachments.  It makes them appear more fragile.  Perhaps this hones that protective instinct of parents?  I’m proud they appreciate life.

I didn’t always like Ben.  He ruined many of my shoes by filling them with urine (as well as sandals and the occasional sweater).  I surprised myself when I cried at his death.  It’s hard to know any being for so long and not make a connection.  Megan is crushed.  She’s using her phone to medicate by idol internet surfing.  I can’t blame her for not wanting to feel low and sad.

Bentley trying to get pizza.

That "fat white guy." – My journey from sugar – 2017-June 14

Weigh in this morning is 178.2 lbs 80.83 kg.

Last week the weight was 179.4 lbs.  It would seem as though calorie restriction is having an effect.  I will reserve judgement until next week’s weigh in.

On another note.  I am considerably stronger than a month ago.

I can drop down and do 20 push-ups at any time.  This may be why my chest measurement has gone up as of June 7 2017.  There is more vasculature in my arms.  This could be a sign of reduced fat volume. 

I’m waiting for my new orthotics to arrive so that I can start up sprinting and or running.

That "fat white guy." – My journey from sugar – 2017-June7

Wednesday weigh in is at 180.8 lbs.

I’m going back to calorie counting.

The interesting thing here is once my body mass dropped to 178-179 lbs.  I was consuming ~ 300 calories more than required for weight loss.

Today I go back to my FatSecret app.

edit June 09 2017
Weigh today was 179.4.

Measurements went up.  Waist measurement went up.  Chest measurement went up.  Neck is consistent.