Bestselling author Joe Konrath goes on a beer fast for thirty days to lose weight.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last Day

Thank you for the kind words and well-wishes those who gave them.

I had to put on comment moderation for this blog, because someone spoofed my Google ID and was posting comments impersonating me. One bad apple spoils the whole bushel.

When I began this blog I thought I could keep up with it and my day job while shooting a documentary several hours a day. As you can tell by the lack of blog entries, I couldn't do it all. I could either finish the book I had under contract, or keep posting videos and blog entries. Obviously I had to write the book, as that's how I earn a living. Blogging doesn't pay the bills.

We've got well over a hundred hours of footage, and I think it can be cut into an interesting documentary. It's going to be a lot of work, but I hope to have something screenable soon.

I just had my last blood test today, and I should know the results on Thursday.

I haven't weighed myself in over a week, so I don't know how much I've lost. I'm doing a final weigh-in tomorrow. I'm still under the deadline gun, but I'll try to post some before-and-after shots very soon. Thanks for following this crazy experiment, and thanks for your patience.


  1. Joe, congrats on making it through what had to be quite a grueling month! At least you got to drink alot of good brews :-)

    Best of luck in wrapping up the documentary--looking forward to it.

    All the best.

  2. I am just glad you are walking about and able to be busy. Thanks for letting us know. You have been in our prayers and will continue to be. Please take excellent conscious care of yourself... before the fact, hard I know, but well worth it Joe.

  3. Dear Joe:

    I'm so glad you're still here.


  4. Joe, I can't believe "we" made it. It has been a blast to accompany you on this nutty ride. Don't weigh in tomorrow and then go eat a water-buffalo. I'm just saying.

    Moderation, balance, and exerciseExerciseEXERCISE!


  5. Hi there. Just wanted to say that I think it great that you pulled through. That is pretty cool. I usually don't read any diet write-ups but got here from your writing blog and enjoyed reading your "beer journey". Thank you also for inspiring me as far as my work 9writing) goes, your information keeps me informed as well as excited. God Bless. Erin

  6. Knew you would make it! Way to go

  7. Grats for completing the 30 days! :D And no matter what the scale says tomorrow YOU ROCK \o/

  8. Congratulations!! Free at last! Free at last! You should celebrate by having a bee-


    A cookie!

  9. Congrats on making it all the way! Fill us in when you get a chance and include some details on the first thing you ate! :)

  10. Well done Joe, and glad you're OK. look forward to the doco, and b4 and after pics. Stay well, and prolific...

  11. Glad to hear you made it (and in one piece too). Congrats!

  12. It's been over a year since this blog post. Let's see the final summary!

  13. Sooo... did you find some spare time over the past couple of 22 months to get the documentary done, and maybe some before-after pictures? Or did the ghosts of the massacred Indians in the ancient burial grounds beneath your house get the better of you? I like your sense of humour, would be a shame if your kidney choked on a stone or something :)

  14. Is this still going to happen, the video I mean? It at least sounded like an interesting idea. Am I the only one that still remembers this....