So I found this website from a facebook friend who I met in Malibu. I went on the website and sent the guy a nasty e-mail. Yes I am that guy…you know the one who hides behind his keyboard and talks shit like a champ to people he can’t see…
Basically he’s a personal trainer who is intentionally eating like shit to gain weight, and then try to lose the weight he gained. One look at this guy and you will probably get the feeling that I had, how is this relevant?
So here is the nasty gram I sent him:
"RE: Nice Idea but You're a Douche Bag
- Dear Trainer Guy,
> While I appreciate the intent behind what you are doing, the reality of
> what you are doing is a cheap marketing ploy.
> You are an athletic guy to start, and probably have been training most of
> your life, which means when you start to turn the gears to lose weight you
> will lose weight at a rate far faster than anyone who has been obese for
> most of their lives.
> Further you have clearly still retained large amounts of muscle mass, which
> means that overall you haven’t changed your body composition enough to truly
> understand the physical difficulties in terms of range of motion,
> flexibility, and lack of strength.
- > I think that while you may pick up more insight than other trainers that
> overall this experience won’t teach you anything on how to train your
> overweight clients.
> You are like a high performance car, that is getting shitty motor oil, and low octane gas for a while, then you will start to use better motor oil, and better gas, then performance will increase back to a level close to what it was…for most of your obese clients you are trying to change a bus into a Porsche. "
The rest of the e-mail was cut off so I don’t have any more of it but the tone was the same, and somewhere along the line I told him to check out my blog.
This was his response:
“Wow- I guess sorry for being a douche bag? haha I actually have made
absolutely nothing off this. In fact it's cost my wife and I a bit of money
to put up a site and do these food challenges and pay the medical bills to
chart my progress. Not to mention the hours I spend answering emails and
comments… getting paid ZERO. I'd love to make money off of it somehow but
I'm not going to be a sell-out and promote something I don't believe in or
didn't use to begin with.
I DO agree I'll never know what it's like to be obese. Just like I don't
think a 300 lb person could ever know what it's like to be a 400 lb person
and an overweight man will never know what it's like to be an overweight
woman. Just trying to gain a good perspective and help some people become
more medically healthy.
So I guess what I’m curious about is how relevant this guys work is, and whether or not anyone agrees with me that it’s a cheap marketing ploy. This guy is supposed to be on Jay Leno next week, which is probably what made me think this is all about publicity. Anyway I though it was interesting. So check it out…Douche or not to Douche.
A Return to Blogging.
So it’s been some time since my last post, almost a week. I’ve been working out, and eating correctly, not making progress in terms of big numbers, but I am still heading in the right direction.
I am a bit under the weather still, towards the end of my workouts I’ve found that I get the chills, and the mornings are tough, I can’t seem to get out of bed, but relative to where I was two weeks ago it’s a dramatic improvement.
To put it simply I just haven’t had much time to post. I’ve been frustrated with myself about other things, things outside of my personal health. I need to ramp it back up, and go for another month or two of dropping big numbers. 250 lbs appeared so close two months ago, today it seems like a million miles away.
My brain is starting to feel like it’s going to implode so I know I could use a bit of a break just to get the stress off of my shoulders. It feels like I’m carrying 200 lbs of emotional weight.
What’s funny is that whenever I try and guess my weight, the first number that pops into my head is 3, so I’ll say to myself 380 lbs, and not 280 lbs. Maybe that’s my subconscious telling me something about how I feel today.
That’s all for today…a look into my head…nothing more.