FILE: Copper beer on table. nNorma Miller decided to write his last column on beer Wednesday for health reasons.(Iowa Alcoholic…
A local Massachusette beer author who wrote the “Beer” column for more than 12 years decided to end it on Wednesday to give a “chance of living.”  Norman Miller said he quit the column because of the twelve it has taken on his body. He wrote in his last column on Framingham’s Metro West Daily News. The city is located about 25 miles west of Boston.
“It’s not hyperbole, that’s the truth. My lifestyle kills me. I’m middle aged and fat,” Miller wrote. “I have to make changes so I can see 45, even less 50 or beyond.”
“Beer has become more than just a drink that I like, it has become a part of my persona. I’m not just writing beer Nut column, I’m the beer nuts,” he wrote. “But if I want to live, I can not be the beer nuts anymore. And to be impatient, it sucks.”
Miller said he was sitting several nights a week and could have five or six beers a sitting.
“I get more calories through beer than food that just drinks a few days a week,” he wrote.
He said obesity ends when he grows older and the weight has been a lifelong battle.
He must go to the emergency room twice for stomach problems and say he is not ready to say goodbye to the many people he cares for in his life.
“I want to live to be there for them,”
. The men are more important to the world than BeerNut, “@JohnVaudo wrote on Twitter .
Miller on social media left comments of encouragement to the author. Plans to continue his regular work with the crime, which has has been his main blow to the local paper, reported Boston Globe. He said he also likes it, said the report.