An Ohio man’s Lent fast has come to and end and during the process, he lost 40 lbs. Del Hall make headlines at the start of Lent by pledging to only drink beer for forty days.
“I feel like I’m in my 20s,” the 43-year-old Army veteran told USA Today. “I knew there were going to be challenges doing this and I welcomed them,” he said. “I jumped headfirst into the deep end.”
He also says he doesn’t need as much sleep as he used to, his mind is clear, and his body feels great.
People didn’t think he’d stick with it.
“My family thought ‘Oh, that’s just Del being Del.’ No one really believed me. To me it’s not that big of a deal. I’ve done all kinds of crazy things in my life,” Hall said. “I know when I put my mind to it, I’m going to do it.”
Hall chronicled his journey on YouTube and posted frequent updates on his progress.