- He's not really feeling like an obese person feels. He set out to be fat for 6 months. He knows at the end of this 6 months, he's going to start losing this weight and be back to his old self in a year (theoretically). That is NOT what people who struggle with their weight their entire lives feel. They feel hopeless. They don't feel like "Give me 6 months and I'll be buff again," because, chances are, they weren't buff to begin with. Many of us have been fat or chubby or whatever our entire lives. No matter how he spins it, he still sees it a temporary condition. For those of us on this forum, this was not the case.
- He misses working out, he misses eating right. This is someone who works out for a living and lived at the gym. I think it's safe to say none of us were those people (some of our more successful folks have become these people but it took a big lifestyle change to get there). I'm not sure that 6 months away is enough time for your body to completely forget what it's supposed to do. He's never yo-yo dieted before so he hasn't completely jacked up his metabolism yet. This weight will come off easier for him than it would for people like you and me. Fact.
- He's been blogging about how he feels as he's gaining weight, physically and emotionally. Recently he wrote about not being able to keep up with his 2 year old daughter and how it must feel knowing that you're not being a very good parent. While I agree that not being able to keep up with your kids is a big motivator for a lot of us and it sucks...I wouldn't say I was a bad parent before I lost the weight. Seemed judgmental to me.
- In fact, the WHOLE thing seems judgmental to me. "Look fat people of the world! I am now one of you! Let me show you the way!" Because you know, fat people don't know why they're fat and they don't know how to lose weight. Let's face it. Most of us could educate half the thin people of the world on nutrition, benefits of exercise, calories in/calories out, carb levels and what they do to your insulin levels, effects of ketosis, etc. Just because we KNOW doesn't mean that we DO it and that's been the problem the whole time.
- To purposely get fat is just idiotic. I'm sorry but it is. No one who is really concerned with the struggle people face would do this to themselves because to them, it's a gimmick.
- I feel evil because I want it to blow up in his face and he stays fat forever. Am I going to hell? I think so.
So there you have it. I'm open to debate so if you disagree with me, by all means...please express yourself. Just keep it respectful. I'm not trying to hate on anybody because I do think he has good intentions overall (and he's a publicity hound) but I just don't think he "gets it."