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obese on purpose

How did i not hear about this before???

Have any of you heard of Drew Manning?  me neither, until tonight….i wish i had clued into this guy months ago.

Drew is a personal trainer.  he has been physical/active his whole life.  he has never had that “fat” struggle…that alot of us face at one point or another.
oh and he’s not bad on the eyes i gotta say 🙂

so what Drew decided to do was…to get obese on purpose.
From what i understand…for 6 months he will not engage in any physical activity and eat crap.

his goal was to gain 50-60 pounds.  i believe he is in month 5 and has already gained 70 pounds!  say it with me seven – zero.

he wants to see life through his clients eyes.  he wants to know what they go through on a day to day basis – to understand them better.
after the 6 month weight gain – he will start eating healthy again, working out…and posting on his blog.

a part of me thinks this is freakin’ fantastic!!!!  and another part of me sincerely worries for his health.
for someone so healthy – this is a lot to take on.

i think it’s absolutely awesome that he will be telling the world the foods he will eat and the exercises he will do.
i think for people who can’t afford a personal trainer – this will be so helpful.
we also get to watch him transition back to himself.

the before and after pictures are ridiculous!!  you need to go pay a visit to his blog and see what i am talking about
this guy is craaaaazy – but in a good way!

click here to go to his website

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Heavy

have you seen this new show on A&E?

wow – i am completely addicted to this show!!!!

they take 2 very obese people who are ready to change their lives and send them to a facility for 6 months.
They go through counseling, taught how to make better food choices and pretty much go through a boot camp type of exercise regime.

it’s insane!

i watch what they do and think – wow, i have no room to complain or say i am too tired, or to even utter the words, “i can’t do that”!

Last nights show was the season finale.  The guy Chad went in weighing over 500 pounds, and the woman Sallie i believe weighed about 450 pounds.
both were looking for huge changes in their lives.

they tell you their stories, you “meet” their families.  you watch them slowly succeed and it’s just so amazing!!
i don’t know how many times i got all girly like and got teary eyed.

These two completed a triathlon!!!!  Can you imagine?  Sure, they had lost alot of weight at that point, but still…carrying around over 3-4 hundred pounds…swimming, then biking 6 miles and then running 5 miles…that’s INSANE!!!
I could never do that!

People will argue, that these people are sent away for 6 months and thrown in a controlled environment.  of course they will succeed.
that is a half truth.

yes, they are sent away…they are taught all the things they need to know in order to succeed…given the tools to be successful.  they have professionals there to watch them every step of the way.
but they need this!
remember, these are people who don’t even know where to begin when it comes to eating healthy and exercising.
the people who go on the show still need to do the work – no one is working out for them…they are just being taught how to do it…so they can take those tools out in to the real world.
i get so uppity when people think it must be so easy for them…because i can only imagine that this is the hardest thing they ever had to do in their lives!

i believe at the end of the 6 months, they both lost approximately 140 pounds.
Incredible!!!
Also, they give you an update after a few months…and both were still working out, eating healthy and losing weight.

these are such awesome feel good stories it makes my heart want to burst.

there is an update show coming up about other people that were on the show…i cannot wait to tune in to that!

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unbelievable!

 

i had a pretty good night last night.  i did my cardio, ate dinner, napped…spent some time writing at the blog next door…and then decided to see what was happening around the world.
I came across an article that had my head spinning like Linda Blair!!
I cannot believe some people.
 
There was an article about a woman suing McDonalds because of their Happy Meals – specifically the toys that come with it.
She is basically stating that the toys encourage her child to want to eat Happy Meals, which in turn will make her unhealthy and obese (in my words of course)
And…the kicker…..it makes parents have to say NO to their children.
 
Imagine a parent, having to parent their child!!!!
wow.
 
I remember Happy Meals growing up…and sometimes we ate them…not all the time of course.
If we were to throw a hissy fit for one…or for anything for that matter, my parents were quick to put us in our place.
 
What an odd concept…we didn’t get everything we wanted.  Imagine that!
 
I am not a parent.  I am an auntie to several awesome children…but a parent i am not.  But i don’t think you need to be a parent to understand the basics.  Feel free to tell me i’m wrong.
 
It just pisses me off to no end, that someone has the audacity to sue McDonalds instead of taking accountability for what their child consumes.
 
I get the world is a busy place to live in.  I get that sometimes a home cooked meal is a difficult option.  I get that kids can test your patience and that sometimes it might be easier to give in to a child’s temper tantrum than to try and talk it out.
i get all that.
 
But what i don’t get is why someone thinks it’s OK to sue McDonalds over a toy that comes with a meal????  AND i don’t get how there is a willing lawyer to take that case.
Wait i just spilled hot coffee on me…maybe i should sue McDonalds for a million bucks…cause hey…i didn’t know coffee was HOT!
oh wait, someone already did that. (ohhhh i went off i know…lol)
 
Parent your children.  it’s OK to say no.  Millions of parents have done so in the past.
Take responsibility of your children and the food they consume.  Just because there are Happy Meals in the world…doesn’t mean your child needs to eat them all the time.  If your child eats a Happy Meal – parent, that is on YOU!
Sheesh.  this really pisses me off!
 
I am in no way saying that McDonalds is an awesomely healthy place to eat – cause it’s not.
 
I am just sick and tired of the blame passers.  Sick and tired of people not taking accountability. 
I am just sick and tired of people out there looking for a quick buck.
 
Some people suck.  the end.
(i picked out the Happy Meal pic, cause it’s all bee’s – and that made me happy lol)
 
If you want to read the article i am talking about, you can find it here.


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