Ed Pratt: 15 pounds down

Ed Pratt - for March 2013
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Editor’s note: Ed Pratt, a columnist for The Advocate and assistant to the chancellor for media relations at Southern University, is on a journey to lose 40 pounds this year. Let’s see how he’s doing.

BY EDWARD PRATT

Special to Be Fit BR

March was a so-so month. I didn’t lose much weight but I was able to get a clearer picture of what works best for me.

During January and February I prepared most of my meals, so I was very careful about the ingredients I used.

But during March, I ate more restaurant meals for dinner and lunch. The results were not as good as prior months.

Still, my weight dropped to 238 pounds, down a total of 15 pounds from the 253 I weighed on Jan. 1.

And, for some reason I have rebuilt my love for Werther’s Original hard candies. I’ve got to stop that. (No, I don’t want the sugar free ones.)

So April will find me using my woks, steamer and slow cooker considerably more.

By the way, I am now a full-blown lab rat for a study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. (More about that later.)

Please follow me on Facebook at Prattwontbefatt.

I am still on target to lose 40 pounds this year. But, as always, it’s a struggle.

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