Sunday, September 7, 2008

GABDC Week 3 update

Here is a quick update on my progress for the Great American Beer Diet Challenge after the 3rd week. I admit I've been a very bad boy this week and didn't exercise at all. My health is still recovering as the coughing and congestion are still lingering. Despite all of my laziness this last week, I weighed in a 187 pounds. That is officially 6 pounds lighter than when I started 3 weeks ago and down 18 pounds from my heaviest point in the summer.

I've not given up the beer however. After all, that's the whole point is to try to lose weight while still enjoying a craft beer a day. The brews I've sampled this week are: Left Hand Oktoberfest, North Coast Red Seal Ale, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and Pliny the Elder.

I'm hoping (but Dave remember hope won't do it alone) that I get back into my regular exercise routine this week and can build up my strength again and continue pressing on down to 175 pounds or so. It would really be nice to get back to my weight when I was in my early 30's. I'm in need of some hard core encouragement to keep the weight loss going.

Considering I've been married for 26 years and that men typically put on 1 pound of weight per year of marriage, I'm doing pretty well. I was about 170 pounds when I got married. While I doubt I'll get back to 170, I at least want to dip down into the 170s again.

There is still another 5 weeks left before the Great American Beer Festival. That is the time that this contest will officially come to an end. I'd better get at it. I think Beer Buddha is going to beat us all (percentage wise) unless of course the evacuation from hurricane Gustav stopped his progress.

Time to chime in Buddha and James! Let's hear how you're doing.

Related articles:
- The original challenge post.
- After week 1.
- After week 2.
- The final destination.