I’ve now completed five weeks of the 6-Week Cure For The Middle-Aged Middle. I lost three pounds this week, plus another half inch from my waist.
The only real temptation to cheat came on Friday night, when most of us in the cast of Twelve Angry Men went to a Mexican restaurant after the show. I had a couple of Negra Modelo beers, but didn’t touch the chips and salsa. I ordered carne asada and ate the meat, guacamole, sour cream, and a couple spoonfuls of the refried beans. I skipped the huge mound of rice and the flour tortillas that came with the dinner.
So the results so far: Started at 205 pounds, 41 inches around the middle. I’m now at 197 pounds, 37 inches. I’ve also made excellent progress on the weight machines. If nothing else, this experiment taught me that whey protein shakes enhance the effects of my workouts.