Doug, not anymore! I’m floating at 148-155 steady for the past two months. I plan to replace any fat weight still in those more stubborn areas with lean mass.
Update: I did a set of 60 kettlebell swings in my office, for the hell of it. Really aggrivated this numbness I’d been feeling in my upper back / shoulder blade. Well, I remembered that last winter, I was carrying some heavy stuff to my car, slipped on the ice (in the grass, no less) and busted myself up pretty bad. I popped whatever part of my shoulder was out, back in, and dealt with the pain for a number of weeks. It’s now about 3/4 of the year later and the pain is gone, the shoulder is strong and I thought all was good.
I should note, this was a health insurance lull, and I have it now but didn’t get seen back then, starting to regret that but really nothing I can do to change the past.
Anyhow, I googled neuropathy in the upper back and came back with brachial plexus neuropathy. Though it’s not advisable to google your symptoms, I don’t think this could be anything else. I’ll have to get seen and see if there’s some rehab I can do for it.
So this’ll motivate me to try to find a doc soon. Just hoping I can get a good one out here.