Alright FedHeds, I have begun playing a new game, one which I’ve decided you get to watch, if you’re interested. I graduated high school at 115 pounds. I got married when I was 23 at 160 pounds. I am now 15 years married, and I am neither 115 nor 160 pounds. I would like to change that, and I have tried on and off over the years, probably like many of you. I have no health problems other than simply being a 160 pound man in a 228 pound body. However, my wife has Type 2 diabetes, and is working very hard to STOP having it. Her biggest obstacle? Her snack-monkey husband, who has a bad habit of bringing in bags of chips or deciding that pizza is a good idea for dinner. I have decided to both better my own health AND be more supportive of helping my wife beat diabetes by getting my own eating and weight on track.
What does this have to do with cigars? Glad you asked. Unlike previous attempts at weight loss, I have a new motivator – cigars. I have recently put a lot of effort into filling up my humidor. Now I have a nice little selection which I am going to use to motivate my weight-loss/better eating efforts. And the idea is quite simple: Lose weight, smoke a cigar. I have established a number of weight goals, in 5 pound increments. Every 5 pounds I lose, I get to smoke a cigar from my “cheap” bin (bundle cigars, mostly). Every 10 pound mark is worth a better cigar (Alec Bradleys, Rocky Patels, Fuentes, etc.). I also have two cigars, a Liga Privada T-52 and an Opus X Super Belicoso, set aside for hitting 20 and 40 pounds, respectively. My ultimate goal is to get back to 160, or a 68 pound loss. I don’t currently have another high end stick for 60 pounds, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for possibilities. Additionally, my ultimate reward for making it all the way to 160 hasn’t been decided yet, either. A box of cigars? A new big humidor? We shall see. Now, I know this seems like a dumb idea, to begin restricting my cigars right before the raffle and possibly winning a pile of new cigars, but it needs to be done. I will be working using the My Fitness Pal App on my iPad, which is also available online at www.myfitnesspal.com , which tracks calories, recipes, exercise, and weight.
Let me know, 1st, what you all think of this plan? I know for you daily smokers, this would be a lot tougher to do, but I’m a weekend smoker, so this is a little more doable. Second, I’m deciding whether to keep blogging on my progress. I was considering checking in either once a week or maybe just when I hit those 5 pound checkpoints. Each cigar I get to will get a Completely Clueless Newb review. Finally, I am fielding ideas on what would be a good final reward for that final goal.
So, what do you think? Sound off, by all means.