You read that right, Blakey has given up the drink! LOL… Ya right! Whatever! If you believe that, and no one that knows me does, I would like to sell you a bridge from the Big Island to Oahu…
Fact is I love a good adult beverage… or 4 or 5. And there are just so many situations that pair perfectly with a good adult beverage… or 4 or 5. But too much of a good thing makes too much of a good Blakey!
I know mainlanders often envision those of us who live on the Hawaiian Islands as spending our days in hammocks at the beach sipping fruity rum-soaked beverages from coconuts. Most of us however do not. Still there are many good opportunities to imbibe here.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a lovely sunset while sipping a delicious cocktail. Do that every night however and you just added a good 2000 calories a week to your overall caloric intake. Beach day? Get some canned beers on ice! Spending anytime around tourists? Well they really DO spend days in hammocks at the beach sipping rum-soaked beverages from coconuts… the smart ones anyway .
Recently I discovered I can actually eat dinner without an accompanying glass of wine. It’s true! It sucks but it CAN be done! And when out for a nice meal, sipping one glass of wine with dinner is still yummy and a lot fewer empty calories than opting for sharing a whole bottle with Lynn. One beer at Humpy’s instead of two or three also makes a huge difference… as everyone knows how I love the Humpy’s!
Bottom line is alcohol is an empty calorie and a few cocktails, beers or glasses of wine in the evening can account for a shitload of empty calories right before slumber time… when we rest and burn fewer calories. For those of us over…uh… let’s say 30… that starts to become problematic.
I’m almost six feet tall and weigh 175lbs which is not fat by any stretch of the imagination. I eat well, I workout regularly on one of the most intense exercise programs available, but I am still not super comfortable with my shirt off. Why? Because when you are my age… over… uh… let’s say 29… and drink too many empty calories they tend to settle around the ones midsection. It’s a look I am not a big fan of.
Since one the best things about being a boy on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific is being able to spend all of your time barefoot and shirtless, I want to do it! And unlike SOME guys here, THIS island boy wants to look FABULOUS when he is strutting around barefoot and shirtless… So Blakey has quit (some) drinking. And it’s totally worth it!
Aloha and see you at the beach!