I've gained about 3 pounds in one week or 4 pounds in two weeks. That's just crazy. I'm going to research vegetarian sources of protein and see if I can use that to lose the weight before sandals. It's only 58 days and I'm not sure that's enough time.
I'm sure the beer has something to do with it. I'm not sure I want to quit drinking beer. That seems unreasonable especially since I want to brew. The balance is out there. I haven't found it yet.