Him...being RICHARD SIMMONS!! I don't care what people say about him...he is awesome. I don't care that he wears nut huggers or that he can do splits at 63. He is fabulous and an amazingly amazing human being. If you don't know much about him, you should! Go here. I also love him even more because his real name is "Milton Teagle Simmons."
You may ask why I am dedicating a post to Richard Simmons and it's all because someone posted this article on their blog. What an amazing man. He's been promoting weight loss since the 70s and he still deeply cares about this cause and the people that are affected by obesity. This is one "celebrity" that is doing something amazing for society because he cares and not for his own personal gain. I mean yes..he probably is banking in millions of $$ from his videos and products, however, the man is 62 and he is still making personal phone calls, emails, visits and video chats with people around the country that need his help. You know he has enough money to retire and live the good life...but he still keeps going. That is why I love him. Ohh...also because I lost a lot of weight in the past by sweating to the oldies.
There is one last thing I need to point out. And it's very important...to me anyways. I am only writing this little rant because of something I read that Richard said.
This is dedicated to a friend of mine who I see occasionally. I don't think she reads this...which is good because I am about to get somewhat nasty...
Sorry to spaz out...but it has been bothering me for a long time. Please understand that someone who has a weight problem has a weight problem for a reason. It's not because they don't care or because it's the way they were made. It runs deeper than that. It's probably because they are fighting something strong and terrible inside of them similar to an addiction. So please do not assume that I am lazy or unknowledgeable about food or what is healthy and not healthy. It's more like I am fighting something nasty inside of me 24/7 that wants me to make the wrong decision at every meal and ruin me.
The reason I am saying this is because there are a lot of people who read this blog that do similar things to what that one friend does. I know they are just trying to help but they need to understand that they are doing more damage than good. I have personally asked every one of my friends to help me with this journey because I can't do it alone. I need my friends support in order to reach my goal, but please know that the type of help I need is support. I just need you to be there for me. Everything else I can do on my own.
"I have to remind myself that in spite of all I do to help a person turn their lives around by losing weight, the desire, the determination, the want has to come from inside them." -Richard