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Flight Travel For The Fat Man

After our very recent trip to L.A., I can officially verify that flying…sucks.

Sorry for the lack of better terms, but it is simply incredible how uncomfortable and expensive it truly is if you are obese.

Even from the time you check in, there’s a fee for the carry-on.

The seats are now half the size of a children’s roller coaster, but for a little bit more money out of my pocket, you can fly in a bigger seat.

I watched many people who were in no way overweight even struggle.

I think it’s time for a change.

Flight attendants are practically non-existent; they shout out the safety information when we are “comfortably seated” and then they proceed to sit down themselves to get right to their novel (Thanks Spirit).

Perhaps the next implemented idea should be charging by the pound for the ticket. I mean if the airline can’t afford the luggage, a mid-flight snack, or a little extra room for even the average customer, then we must take drastic steps….right?

Here’s an idea…why don’t we put the heaviest people in cargo and then make it an upgrade price to make it to the seating area? It’s genius; right, America?

Times have truly changed for the worse with flying. Plus, in our trying times of fighting obesity, I find it extremely ironic that they now sell value meals including soda, chips and chocolate chip cookies.

I think that’s sort of going the wrong way with pushing people to lose weight. Or are the ignoring the obesity epidemic and pushing for a more fattening flight experience to grab the extra buck?

Anyway, that is the traveling rant for L.A.

Tomorrow, I will cover an inside scoop about my quest in “Finding Thin” with what used to be among the thinest states… California. For starters…the earthquakes, fires and mudslides have not been the only things to change since I left years ago. California has been losing their thin.

Houston we have a problem”.

Oh yeah, I forgot that they have their own problems with weight control down there too…

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Jillian Michaels’ Diet Revolution

Some people either like “The Biggest Loser” or they hate it. There really doesn’t seem to be many in between. Today, Jillian Michaels announced that she would be leaving the show after her current contract expires.

What most people do not realize is how Jillian revolutionized the diet world and the views on obesity to our society. Until Jillian came around, most people went on and off diets without making a fuss publicly or would participate in a one-page spread on a magazine; no one made a big deal about it, especially when it came to television.

When Jillian hit the air, things began to change. People started to learn about health, and the meaning of the word “diet” being used as a means of lifestyle. Taking off the weight became a popular and a fun thing to do. There were games, DVD’s and many ways to take part at home.

Jillian started to make it exciting to lose weight. It wasn’t about the fast weight loss for her; it was about being healthy and making lifestyle changes.

When Jillian hosted her own show “Losing it with Jillian Michaels” over the summer, it showed her true commitment and compassion to each chosen family and for a betterchange. This show did not offer prized of money and fame; it offered time with Jillian, which I was so lucky myself to have spent while shooting our film this lastsummer in Nashville.

I wish Jillian good luck in any and all of her future projects, as I am sure they will be fantastic.

She helped turn the name “Biggest Loser” into a profound and inspirational meaning for most…in the healthiest way possible.

 

 

My Dog Blog

I really never gave it any thought before until I weighed my beloved Pug at the veterinarian recently.

It was astounding that she was considered to be obese as I was. Looks like my pug was going to join this dieting journey along side me.

To fix this situation, I immediately changed his food. I also found out that exercise would help.

Sound familiar?

My animals were taking my bad habits. Any snacks or meals that I chose to eat, they ate. I made the terrible mistake of feeding them my table scraps. I never realized that if I fed my dogs the same crap that I fed myself, that they would be in a dangerous health situation, similar to my own.

So now, instead of one person on a diet with the ability to either sabotage or take charge of, it is myself plus one. I’m in charge of my pug and myself. I’m standing alone and in charge of saving two lives. It’s a pretty scary perspective especially if I’m already having such problems on my own diet.

I don’t have kids and my animals are basically my children. It really says something that our habits, especially dietary, set the bar for our children-whether human or a bit furrier. They are following our footsteps, whether healthy of not. My “child” is a victim of my bad habit.

It is time to break the chain and start to make changes.