Friday, June 17, 2011

Fat Friday: Down, Down, Down

Starting Weight: 318.2
Ending Weight: 315.5
Net Change: 2.7 lbs

Not too shabby a week, it would seem.  I'm continuing to lose weight at a healthy rate.  This makes me down roughly 15 lbs total since I started a month ago.  I now weigh less than I have in several years, though not by much.

Nothing else of import to present at this time.  I was distracted by minecraft all week and have only recently resurfaced for air.  The diet remains feeling sustainable as a lifestyle, which is good, and the diet seems to be reasonably successful as far as weight loss.  The biggest (and arguably overall most important) question that remains is what my blood levels look like when all this is done.  I'm less worried about the HDL and LDL so much as I am about kidney and liver functions and the like.  I think it's fine since I do still eat a fair amount of vegetables and dairy, but without the data one can't be certain.


  1. Why would you be worried at all about kidney and liver function? Unless you want to make sure that they are both functioning better now...

  2. Kidneys in particular don't do well with large amounts of protein, and by removing carbs I've upped my protein intake. I don't think it's enough of an increase to be an issue, but it's a definite possibility.

  3. You might want to do some more reading about the 'protein destroys kidneys' claim David. There are no scientific studies to back it up. Sometimes your blind faith in conventional wisdom is astounding, considering you identify yourself as a scientist and an atheist. I don't mean to come across as offensive but I get tired of hearing blatant bullshit about nutrition all the time.

  4. I'm sorry for being a douche in that last comment David. I was in a bad mood from something at work today but I really have no excuse to be a dick.

    Here is an excellent blog post by Robb Wolf regarding protein and the kidneys. He really knows his shit. I tried linking some journal studies but they all required a subscription and I'm posting from my phone so I didn't feel like trying harder...