Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Suit Sexy: My Goal and Challenge
A few years ago you couldn’t tell me I didn’t look good in a suit. Joseph and Feiss. Jones New York. Ralph Lauren. I was doing my thing with the spread collar and French cuffs. Fast forward to now and I have become the khaki king. I have gone from downtown fine to a drawstring waistline.
My goal is to lose 75 pounds over the next 12 months. Since I am not a nutritionist or a personal trainer, I am hoping that is a realistic goal. It better be. I do not know how much longer I can rock the khaki and polo look.
My first challenge is to cut out all processed sugar, white flour, and high fructose corn syrup. That is going to be a XXXX for my sweet tooth. Luckily for me, there are whole wheat options for my love affair with pasta. And I have to say goodbye to prepared/prepackaged meat products. No more breaded Tyson chicken or Country Fried Steak patties.
My second challenge is to start walking 3 miles a day, three days a week. Seriously, over the past 2 months, the most exercise I’ve done is to pay the bills in the mall. So, dragging myself to the track is going to be a chore. But, I have no choice. It’s either that or turn into a meatball.
I want to thank Joan for starting this blog and creating a forum for us to support each other in our health and wellness goals. Over the next 12 months, I will be posting my progress and sharing any nutritional and exercise tidbits I come across. And when I lose the weight, I will post a picture of myself in a suit.
W. H. Deyamport, III, MSEd.