I decided to stop drinking alcohol for almost two months – publicly.

Alek DarrProduce

As the title suggests, I decided stop drinking alcohol for a little while. My alcohol consumption is currently hurting me in two ways: it’s costing me money and it’s causing my weight loss progress to slow. I plan to achieve this goal, and I’m going to update this page daily to hold myself accountable.

I’ve been reducing my body weight for the past couple of years. I made a number of adjustments to my lifestyle in order to get it under control. For example, Melissa and I are intermittent fasters and we usually follow a 16-8 schedule; we restrict our eating to an 8-hour window and then fast for 16 hours. So, we typically eat between 12pm and 8pm everyday. We also do our best to eat at home during the week. This is great for both the wallet and the waistline!

As well as we do during the week, we tend to get thrown off track on the weekends. Our intermittent fasting schedule becomes, well, flexible. Additionally, and arguably more importantly, we enjoy drinking socially with our friends – especially on the weekends. I believe alcohol is the most significant obstacle keeping me from obtaining my desired weight. We’re going to put that theory to the test.

Melissa and I have committed to no alcohol consumption until her birthday weekend. We started on Monday, August 3rd and expect to finish on Friday, September 25th. I’m going to keep track of my progress using the calendar below.

Wish me luck! Honestly, I won’t need it during the week. We don’t typically drink alcohol during the week anyway. Weekends will be tough, though, and I might have to hide my bourbon/scotch collection to increase my chances of success.

August 2020

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Mo
Tu
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Sa

September 2020

Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
  = did not drink
  = drank (responsibly)