Who wants to shed pounds with me?

January 29, 2011
by James E. Causey
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


African-American adults in Wisconsin are too fat.

I can say this because I fall into this expanding category as well.

Nearly half of all African-American adults in Wisconsin are obese, the highest proportion for this population of any state, according to a report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

I'm 6-feet tall and 227 pounds. Heavy for me, but I've been heavier. Three years ago, I tipped the scales at 247 pounds.

Since I'm a bigger-framed guy, most people may not consider me fat, but the scale doesn't lie.

I don't weigh myself a lot. Instead, I rely on the "how hard is it to fasten my pants" philosophy.


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