Weight, What?


Confession: I don’t step on weight scales that frequently in my life. When the news is generally bad, you tend to ignore it – and focus in on what’s good.

One such moment came on Monday morning. I got on a scale, and instead of weighing north of 250 pounds, I weighed 235.

All right, I get it. The scale is paying some sort of practical joke on me. The next day, I weighed myself again – and got 235 again.

Well, I have been eating less recently, but usually, my weight hovers around 270. My left knee, which I injured right around Super Bowl time last year (2017), has been feeling much better as of late – so that might have been a sign to pay attention to. I struggle a bit with foot sensitivity when I walk, and I always had a bit of a waddle when I walked – more recently I have had a more pronounced waddle. But with the weight loss, foot sensitivity has generally been better – another signal I apparently missed.

This is my lowest weight since high school. I’ve probably been a tad higher than 300 at my highest weight, but habitually, I was in the high 200’s most of my life. I’m paying a bit of a price for it now as I’ve reached my middle age with knee and foot trouble, but generally speaking, I’m still okay, though I can’t walk more than a mile at any given time.

I’d love to tell you how I did it, but I have no clue other than to eat less. Have two meals a day instead of three. Have water in the evening as opposed to the Coke/Pepsi/beer type beverage of your choice. I only smoked once in my life when I was 18 or so, and I hated it – the one trait I didn’t get from my parents.

That raises another point – if you don’t know what you’re doing right, how do you know to keep doing it?


Million Dollar Knee

Wearing a knee brace on February 11, 2017.
Thought I’d give you all an update on my knee. I injured it in late January one morning, though I don’t know exactly how I did it. I probably had injured it slipping in the kitchen getting Harry his breakfast, taking a bit of time for the swelling to grow. 

With above normal temperatures the past few days here in Florida, my left knee feels close to normal again. That leads me to think that I either had tendinitis or arthritis in it, not that I’m a doctor or anything like that. 

Can’t begin to tell you how relived I am that, at least for the time being, it doesn’t appear to have been anything too serious.