8 Day 3: I lost 6 pounds! Suck it, Paleo Diet!

October 3, 2011

Three days. Six pounds lost.

OK, that’s probably not fair. Let me start at the beginning.

One week ago today, I went in to see my physician, Dr. Terry Simpson. My beer-and-sausage-only diet wasn’t slated to begin until the following Saturday, but it was a good time to establish a baseline. All that we recorded appears at the bottom of this post.

When I went in today to do a followup, I had lost six pounds, Even better: Two of those pounds were–according to Terry’s fancy scale–from fat! That’s pretty damned fantastic.

So do I really think that 2.75 days of beer-and-sausage-only caused me to drop the weight? Well… probably not. I’m making the assumption that I was more conscious of everything I ate after seeing Terry a week ago, several days before I went onto the restrictive diet. I’ve been paying attention to what I eat for a while now, and that’s part of the reason for the Beer Diet in the first place.

But to hell with when I lost the pounds. I really don’t give a shit. What is important is that I lost them. And I’ll lose more, dammit!

Terry has a good write up on what’s going on on his doctory-blog. Check it out. I think he said I could kick a caveman’s ass. Damn skippy.

Sedona Recap

So as I said yesterday, my planning sucks. But my outcome did not suck, as I got to hang with the fantastic Thomas and Kris, flown in recently from one of the Carolina states. North… South… whatever. I married the two of them a few months back, and they are old friends of ours from when they used to live in Arizona. Amazing how a little podcasting can bring people together.

After we knocked back a few (too many) brews at Oak Creek Brewing and generally caught up with things, Thomas handed me a present: a couple of brews that don’t have distribution in Arizona! The Rye Hopper from French Road was the surprise of the two. Very mellow and clean. I’m a huge fan. Hoppyum from Foothill’s Brewing was great as well. Matched my palate perfectly. Yeah, Thomas has been drinking with me for a while.

Today’s Drinking

I got a chance to try—and by try I mean completely consume—both of those tonight. Ah, friends. Speaking of that, here’s the entire day:

  • Breakfast beer: Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen by Leavenworth Biers
  • Lunch beer: Lubrication by Clown Shoes with a half of a jalapeno-cheddar sausage from Von Hanson’s. The vast majority of what I eat this month will be from them. Outstanding!
  • Dinner beer: The full 650 mL of Hoppyum IPA by Foothills Brewing, again thanks to Thomas! And I also had the other half of the sausage to round out my protein intake for the day.
  • Nightcap beer: A 22 oz of Rye Hopper Ale by French Broad Brewing Co., also courtesy of Thomas. I’m enjoying the last as I type this, so forgive any typos!

That brings my total calorie count to only 1519. And I’m not really hungry. Excellent. This is going well!

Vital Statistics

Here’s what the doctor’s machine spit out about me today, one week later. Be sure and compare with a week ago:

 Body Type: Standard
 Gender: Male
 Age: 43
 Height: 5′11″
 Weight: 193.01 lbs.
 BMI: 27.7
 Fat %: 25.0
 Fat Mass: 48.51 lbs

That’s six pounds down, a lower BMI, and two pounds of fat off my ass! Or … wherever it fell from. Personally, I don’t care!

Want to get involved?

Hey, I’m not begging here. But if you want me to enjoy your local fare—craft beer or sausage—then send me some. For you hard-core craft beer fans, join me on Untappd. It’s a kick-ass mobile app, and I’m posting each and every beer as I drink it. I’m up to 19 in the three days so far of the Beer Diet! Most of those check-ins wind up on Twitter and Facebook, so feel free to retweet or comment on my status updates.

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