Official dietary guidelines warn Aussies to cut down on junk as obesity rate rises

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Reposted from a story by: Sue Dunlevy From: News Limited Network February 18, 2013 11:30AM
New dietary guidelines warn Australians to lay off the junk food, white bread and high fat milk as the obesity risk continues to rise. Source: news.com.au

AUSTRALIANS have been told to cut their consumption of white bread, high fat milk, hot chips, take away food and cakes and biscuits amid warnings 85 per cent of males and 75 per cent of women will be obese by 2025.
The nation’s peak medical body the National Medical Research Council says we need to eat more vegetables, fruit, wholegrains, fish and low fat dairy products.
The first review of the official dietary guidelines in a decade also warns breast feeding mothers against consuming alcohol because it can affect the baby’s psychomotor development and disrupt their sleeping patterns.
Babies should be breast fed until six months of age and solid foods must be introduced at this age to reduce the risk of the child developing allergies, the guidelines say.
More than 55,000 pieces of new scientific research were reviewed to improve the guidelines and they were altered after a public consultation.
As a result of that consultation the guidelines have been changed to explain the importance of replacing saturated fats such as butter and animal fat with poly and mono unsaturated fats such as olive oil and margarine which can reduce levels of bad cholesterol.
According to the guidelines men in Australia are eating too much red meat and need to cut back, while teenage girls need to increase their consumption of red meat.
Advice to exercise for half an hour a day has been upgraded to between 45-60 minutes a day because of the higher number of calories we’re consuming.
At least 60-90 minutes of activity a day are required to prevent weight gain in previously obese people, the document says.
The guidelines also caution of the consumption of drinks that combine caffeine and alcohol such as red bull and vodka.
“There is concern that consuming stimulants such as caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant, and alcohol, a depressant, at the same time will reduce subjective perceptions of alcohol-induced impairment in comparison to alcohol alone,” the guidelines say.
The guidelines say while evidence for a relationship between sugar-sweetened drinks and excessive weight gain has strengthened much of the research comes from the United States where they use fructose as a sweetener, in Australia we use sucrose.
There is insufficient evidence to recommend an exact intake of added sugars suitable for the whole population but good health can be achieved without the addition of sugar in the diet, it says

ABC7 ASKS HAS FOOD GOT TOO EXTREME? YOU DECIDE

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THE BURGER ABOVE HAS NINE PATTIES ITS FROM JAKES WAYBACK BURGERS
Has food gotten too extreme? Jake’s Wayback Burgers is coming out with a nine-patty Triple Triple, the tallest burger you can get at a major fast food restaurant. Eyewitness News wants to know what you think

Eye witness news wants to know has food gotten too extreme? Wow let me see

The average eight year old has the waistline formerly that of a middle aged over weight man in his 40′s,

More amputations were done last year on americans and yes children from diabetes than from all the wars and car accidents combined.

Juvenile diabetes is now more prevalent than asthma epilepsy and the need for glassses combined.

Type 2 diabetes is the number one growth medical industry in america?
Why because we think eating is an extreme sport! We worry about marijuana and make it illegal in most states but as a chef I am disgusted that any fool can open a restaurant and he is allowed from day 1 to serve any crap and call it food.
Until we stop allowing shit like this to be served, we only have ourselves to blame there is a famous diner in texas that makes people sign a waiver that they are not responsible for medical side effects of eating there, they actually have a yearly death rate at the restaurant from the high caloric content of their food. (they have dishes in excess of 12,000 calories) The 28 year old owner recently dropped dead from a massive hert attack he was over 500lbs from eating his own food, dead at 28 from cardiac,28?
If you care about yourself and your family vote firstly with your money by never going to jakes, and secondly let your politician know health care would be cheaper if crap like this wasnt allowed.

American pediatricians announce they cannot keep up with the growing number of pediatric diabetes cases!

Every time I write about the rise in pediatric obesity and the illnesses it causes, I get bombarded with negativity telling me things like “You leave us alone it’s our right to eat this kind of food chitlins and fried chicken is our heritage “

Or “take away is cheaper” and “my child is just chunky” or my favorite “he’s not fat he has big bones”.

A company that makes school uniforms for the top echelon private schools said the average boy’s uniform size for an 8-10 year old used to be the suit pattern for 40 something businessmen because of the rampant obesity amongst middle schoolers.

When you have the CDC*  and the WHO* declaring that because of childhood obesity this  will be the first generation of children to live shorter lives than their parents since records have been kept, we have a problem.

Tonight’s headline for the New York ABC 7 news is “American college of pediatrics cannot keep up with the fast moving rise in pediatric diabetes caused by food intake and lifestyle”

Folks there are no such thing as big boned, it is not your heritage to eat fried foods, and take away is never cheaper when you factor in the cost of the ambulance the emergency room and the meds for diabetes.

Get over yourself people smarten up before you’re burying your kids.

*+center for disease control and world health organisation

How close to a school should poison be sold?

In most civilized communities there are rules about what can and can’t be done close to schools, prostitution is of course illegal but get busted within a certain distance of a school and the charge jumps from a misdemeanor to a felony. Liquor stores can’t exist within so many blocks of a school and there is a speed limit within distance of a school.  We know to keep danger from our children  so why with morbid obesity rampant and killing our children like never before all over this nation, can they not only  build in some cases next door to schools but in parts of the nation campuses are welcoming mc Donald’s and other fast food joints on school  grounds?

In my borough of queens on queens boulevard there is a middle school, and across the road is a taco bell, burger king a pizza hut and a McDonalds and also a Wendy’s and at lunch time there is a mass exodus from the school .The calorically dangerous sodium filled poison sold by these so called restaurants has been proven to be the main cause of the childhood morbid obesity pandemic along with parents who phone in their responsibilities and caring.

Schools need to tighten security, if I tried to sell crack on campus it’s a crime but we can allow 6,000 calorie burgers and 3,000 calorie shakes for children to consume that have created such a medical emergency  that the world health organization has declared this will be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents since records have been kept because of morbid obesity and the side effects of food related illnesses.

Parents I don’t care how hard you work you can’t tell me you can’t make lunch for your children, You can’t tell me you don’t have time to cook a family meal or have cereal and fruit in the house. The average size of an 8 year olds school uniform or sporting uniform today is a size that in the seventies was an average size for a 40 plus year old male.

Last year more amputations occurred in the United States from diabetes complications and food related illnesses than war car crashes and cancer combined because of of out of control morbid obesity.

You think it doesn’t matter, “my momma was big junior just has big bones” bullshit momma was fat you’re fat and junior is fat momma died too young if you don’t stop you will and ask yourself do you want that for junior?.

Yes I’m harping on obesity again and yes you’ll flame me and yes  my answer is still the same, if you have time to write insulting replies to me you had time to cook a healthy dinner for the kids.

Doctors Say Bariatric Surgery is Twice as Good as Lifestyle Change for Type Two Diabetes Cure – I Have My Own Surgery, Want to Hear?

Mia’s thoughts- What the hell are doctors thinking telling patients they have a surgery twice as good as diet and lifestyle change?
I invented my own surgery and cured my own Type 2 Diabetes in 30 months and lost 300lbs! Surgery & pill free.
Below is my “surgery” step by step:
Adults:
Step 1: Get off your ass
Step 2: surgically remove the remote and the take away menu from your hands
Step 3:  clean the fridge out, clean the cupboards out, throw out the deep fryer, throw out the white bread, throw out the snack food and hey that water on you is sweat — strange isn’t it.
Step 4: EXERCISE GET OFF THE BUS A BLOCK EARLY AND WALK , GET ON IT A STOP LATER AND WALK.
Step 5: Cook – actually plan a decent meal with three vegetables and no, ketchup is not a vegetable.
Step 6: Taco Bell fish tacos does not count as fish. Actually buy fresh, not frozen, not crumbed, not battered and use recipes?Confused, you know words on a page with steps to follow and guess what at the end food is prepared and you don’t have to tip.
Step 7: Cut your servings in half, get rid of all the fast food in your life. With a bit of brain power you can make it all with half the calories, ten percent of the sodium.
Step 8: Drink Water – throw soda out of your life. If you cut one 20 oz soda a day out that equals 50lb of sugar.
So lets round it up adults, take responsibility. There is no such thing as big boned as an excuse for overweight. I don’t care what your ancestors ate, they’re dead. Keep up the bullshit eating you will be too. Get the crap out of your house. If it’s not there you can’t eat it. Exercise – if you can drive to Burger King, you can drive to a park just as easy and its free and you can exercise there. And for god sake start using the oven and stove in your house  and cook it your self and NO FRYING.
FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE OBESE
Step 1: Act like a parent, they’re kids. You pay for their life, if they won’t stop buying crap stop giving them money!
Step2: Stop Lying – they’re not cherubs, they’re not “just a healthy boy.” It’s not “puppy fat,” IT’S PLAIN SIMPLE FAT.
Step3: If your school serves crap, have a meeting with your principal and your school district and tell them if they can’t serve decent healthy food your child is banned from it. If that happens, provide all meals yourself.
Step 4: Stop picking them up from school once they’re a teen, make them walk. Make them ride a bike or make them catch the bus. Make them sweat.
Step 5: If they spit the dummy and refuse you take the head phones away, you take the TV, you take the computer, you take the music, you take the cool sneakers and the cool clothes and you make a chart where every 5 pounds they take off and they keep off, they get one thing back. If they back slide they lose it again.
Stop phoning in your responsibilities parents. You had the fun, you had the sex, you have the kid – start parenting.
In closing before you read the article below, yes you’re pissed, yes you’re screaming “how dare this bitch tell me how to parent or how to take care of myself,” well get over yourself because the energy it takes to flame me and abuse me could be used Googling healthy eating so start now.
March 26, 2012 12:04 PM

New study: Weight-loss surgery may cure diabetes

Could weight-loss surgery be a cure for type 2 diabetes? That’s exactly what a new study, published today by the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests.

 The study showed that weight-loss surgery is dramatically more effective in the treatment of type 2 diabetes than a conventional treatment of diet changes and medication. Patients in the study suffered from severe type 2 diabetes, and most went into remission after undergoing one of two bariatric surgeries.

“It’s an unprecedented effect that we’ve never seen in diabetes before,” says surgeon Dr. Francesco Rubino, senior author of the NEJM study and director of The Diabetes Surgery Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Remission hasn’t even been a word in the textbooks about diabetes.”

Doctors have been performing bariatric (or weight-loss) surgeries since the 1950s. Until now, the procedures have been considered just a treatment for morbid obesity.  The name ‘bariatric’ comes from a Greek term ‘baros,’ which means weight,” explained Dr. Rubino. “In the 1950s, there were anecdotal reports that diabetes disappeared after these surgeries, but it was considered a side-effect of weight loss.”

Four years ago, Dr. Rubino was interviewed by Lesley Stahl for a 60 Minutes report on gastric bypass surgery as a potential cure for diabetes. “At the time it was little more than an exciting pie-in-the-sky theory,” says 60 Minutes producer Shachar Bar-On, who worked with Stahl on story. Back then, Dr. Rubino had been performing the surgeries on diabetic rats, effectively reversing the animals’ diabetes with his scalpel.

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 Now, the results of Rubino’s randomized, controlled trial on humans are in. The two-year study compared bariatric surgery to traditional therapy for diabetics. It was conducted by a team of researchers from the Catholic University/Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy, and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Patients between the ages of 30 and 60 with severe type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to three treatment groups: one group received gastric bypass surgery; a second group had bilopancreatic diversion surgery (BPD), in which part of the stomach is removed; and the third group received conventional treatment of medication and rigorously monitored changes to diet and lifestyle.

None of the patients in the last group went into remission, but patients who went under the knife saw dramatic improvement. For 95 percent of the group who underwent BPD surgery, their diabetes went into full remission. They were able to discontinue all diabetes medications and maintain remission of their diabetes for the two-year study period. Seventy five percent of the group that underwent gastric bypass surgery went into remission.

How does it work? Dr. Rubino says that researchers don’t fully understand the process at work, but he says the diabetics’ remission is independent of the weight loss from their surgeries.

“We found that the change in the anatomy of the stomach and intestines can improve diabetes directly,” says Rubino. “The stomach and intestine are not just there for absorption of nutrience. They also serve as an endocrine organ and make dozens of hormones. Those hormones are directly relevant to the regulation of the body’s insulin.”

Does this mean that even fit, non-obese diabetics should consider bariatric surgery?

“I would not recommend the surgery for diabetic patients who are non-obese yet, but that’s the goal of the next few years,” says Rubino. For now, the study authors recommend that physicians begin to consider weight-loss surgery as a treatment for diabetes in obese patients.

Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, and it’s rapidly increasing around the world. “This is great news for all diabetics in the world,” says Dr. Rubino. “People think diabetes is chronic, irreversible disease. There is evidence now that diabetes is not always irreversible. In other words, it is not invincible.”

Junk Food Laws May Help Curb Childhood Obesity: Study

Mia’s thoughts-The story below was reposted from the Huffingtons post education pages, The point of the study was to asses the effect if any of bans such as the bloomberg no large sodas on actual pediatric obesity. The results were that the reduction and control by parents and educational institutions on the consumption of junk food by children can have an actual effect.

When I was a kid we ate like pigs, breakfast was typically cereal and toast and sometimes eggs and bacon, and lunch at school was two meat cheese and salad sandwhiches or a meat pie or pastie and a sugary cream bun and a coke. We had morning and afternoon recess and during each we had a drink and a cake.

BUT  after my huge breakfast I rode a bicycle two miles all uphill to school, then  my classroom was a ten minute walk from the rest of the school so everyone of my eight classes was a long walk to and from. Then morning recess we played aussie football and  basket ball  or tag (aussies call it chasey)  and then the ten minutewalk back to  the main school. Then lunch was an hour of exercise then four more classes and afternoon recess then 2 miles home on the bike. Then  on an average night either judo class or lacrosse practice then 1 mile on a bike home then hang out on the corner  with friends  until dinner and then bed. 

In a seven day week I played lacrosse once and practiced three times and trained judo twice   and rode my bike over a hundred miles a month to and from a judo class the other side of town. If we had spare time we rode our bikes 10 miles to the  beach and 10 miles back so we were allowed our food we sweated it off.

Now compare this to a 21st century kid, the kid of today  wakes up in the morning, plays video games or goes online then has pop tarts for breakfast otherwise cornsyrup three ways wrapped in pastry then mum drives them to school.There’s  no recess and  30-45 minutes lunch  spent sharing video games with friends. They get picked up and  driven home perhaps play one sport  but they are driven to and from. After school they go home do four hours of home work and  play video and computer games inside and go to bed.  They eat 4,000 calorie burgers as snacks, their school lunches are pizza  and deep fried chicken and french fries and chocolate milk.

 The average 12 year old in America today wears a clothing size that in the 1960′s was the size worn by the average 40 year old male. So argue away folks, size activist flame away if you can put down your burger long enough. But the facts below support my fight.

By LINDSEY TANNER 08/13/12 12:15 AM ET AP

 

Childhood Obesity

 
CHICAGO — Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

The results come from the first large national look at the effectiveness of the state laws over time. They are not a slam-dunk, and even obesity experts who praised the study acknowledge the measures are a political hot potato, smacking of a “nanny state” and opposed by industry and cash-strapped schools relying on food processors’ money.

But if the laws have even a tiny effect, “what are the downsides of improving the food environment for children today?” asked Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. “You can’t get much worse than it already is.”

Children in the study gained less weight from fifth through eighth grades if they lived in states with strong, consistent laws versus no laws governing snacks available in schools. For example, kids who were 5 feet tall and 100 pounds gained on average 2.2 fewer pounds if they lived in states with strong laws in the three years studied.

Also, children who were overweight or obese in fifth grade were more likely to reach a healthy weight by eighth grade if they lived in states with the strongest laws.

The effects weren’t huge, and the study isn’t proof that the laws influenced kids’ weight. But the results raised optimism among obesity researchers and public health experts who generally applaud strong laws to get junk food out of schools.

“This is the first real evidence that the laws are likely to have an impact,” said Dr. Virginia Stallings, director of the nutrition center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Stallings chaired an Institute of Medicine panel that urged standards for making snack foods and drinks sold in schools more healthful but was not involved in the new research.

The authors of the study, released online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data on 6,300 students in 40 states. Their heights and weights were measured in spring 2004, when they were finishing fifth grade and soon to enter middle school, and in 2007, during the spring of eighth grade.

The researchers also examined several databases of state laws on school nutrition during the same time. The states were not identified in the study because of database license restrictions that protect the students’ confidentiality, the authors said.

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The laws governed food and drinks sold in public school vending machines and school stores, outside of mealtime. Laws were considered strong if they included specific nutrition requirements, such as limits on sugar and fats. Laws were rated weak if the requirements were vague and merely urged sales of “healthy” food without specifics.

The results show that for these laws to be effective, they need to be consistently strong in all grades, said lead author Daniel Taber, a health policy researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In late 2003, 27 of the states studied had no relevant laws affecting middle-schoolers, seven had weak laws and six had strong laws. Several states and school districts enacted tougher laws affecting middle-schoolers and younger kids during the next few years as national concern rose over obesity rates.

Recent data suggest that almost 20 percent of elementary school children nationwide are obese, and the rate among teens is only slightly lower.

In states with consistently strong laws in elementary and middle school, almost 39 percent of fifth-graders were overweight when the study began. That fell to 34 percent in eighth grade. Also, almost 21 percent of fifth-graders were obese, declining to about 18 percent in the eighth grade.

In states with no relevant laws, almost 37 percent of fifth-graders were overweight and 21 percent were obese, and those numbers barely budged by eighth grade.

Boston University statistician Mark Glickman said the study design makes it difficult to reach any convincing conclusions. It’s possible, for example, that stronger laws might be more prevalent in Democratic-leaning states with better-educated residents, and less obesity. But the study authors said they found stronger laws in states that had high levels of obesity.

The authors accounted for gender, race, income and school location.

Taber noted that several Southern states have been the most aggressive at targeting school junk food, “probably because they have the highest rates of obesity.”

Ludwig, the Boston obesity specialist, praised the researchers for trying to “tackle a complicated question.”

“The challenge is that there are a great many factors that coalesce to influence body weight,” Ludwig said. “Disentangling these influences and looking at the independent effects of just one is a methodological nightmare

Pizza Hut introduces Latest Heart Attack on a plate

 

 Below is the Calories in Pizza Hut Garlic Bread Pizza Pepperoni

Yes below are the caloric and health details for Pizza huts latest behemoth, as their latest monstrosities  go it’s not the worst, but it sure as hell still qualifies as a heart attack on a plate.

When will the global fast food Industry start taking notice ?no when will they give a dam.

Mcdonalds latest ad is a total lie, they know nobody ever just buys one item.When You go to mickey D’s, it’s a burger  and a shake and fries and for some an ice cream and maybe nuggets.

So how do they try to look healthy? MCDONALDS NEW 400 CALORIE MENU Eat healthy with Mc Donalds everything on the menu is only 400 calories? Sounds great except the average person should be only eating 2,000-2200 calories a day.

 

So 400 calories for the burger, another  400 for the shake ,and  400 more for the fries, 400 for the nuggets and finally 400 for the ice cream. Hmmm let’s do the math thats, wait… drum roll  please 2,000 calories in one meal. Yes your whole days allowance in one sitting, but if you choose Mc Donalds as a healthy food choice chances are the other two meals were just as bad. Then when the school nurse calls saying Johnny is 8 years old and 200lbs you say “BUT WE EAT HEALTHY THE AD SAYS SO!” So yes the calories are ony 260 a slice, hands up who only eats one slice when they order a whole pie ? nobody. Then there’s the sodium and the fat grammage  like I said a heart attack on a plate. so read the facts for yoursel fbelow.

Nutrition Facts  for the  Pizza Hut – Garlic Bread Pizza – Pepperoni

 
  1. Servings: 1 piece1 container (9 pieces ea.)
Calories 220 Sodium 560 mg
Total Fat 15 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 15 g Total Carbs 17 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 5 g Protein 8 g
Cholesterol 20 mg    
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

To those who say there’s nothing wrong with being morbidly obese it’s healthy, you have a better chance of surviving heroin addiction

Size activist, larger boned, hereditary bigness wow these people should work on Madison Avenue at least there they get paid for inventing bullshit they would have the title copy writer.

I am sick of being flamed online by morbidly obese people,who hide their massive frames behind their made up titles so they never have to face the fact that they are killing themselves.

Kill yourself it’s called suicide, kill your children its murder and I’m sorry if you are 5ft 4 inches and 300lb you’re sick you’re morbidly obese and you if you don’t change are headed for an early grave.

This generation because of morbid obesity and food related illnesses, is the first in recorded history that will live shorter lives than their parents.

In 2011 hospitals amputated more limbs from diabetes caused by morbid obesity and the abuse of food, than  those amputated by the combination of auto accidents drunk drivers motor cycle accidents and the Iraq Afghanistan wars combined.

So to the woman who’s initials are  AB who tells me she would rather have curves than be rail thin, honey there are curves then there is the circumference of a circle one is found on a beauty queen the other is what you get from morbid obesity.  If you have to lift a flap of flesh to see your genitals that’s not privacy that’s obesity.

 I have friends who are obese but they are at least making efforts not excuses. For you to sit on your sofa with your laptop, telling me that if I want to be fragile that’s my choice but your happy being big well you sure as hell don’t know me fragile is not something anyone would ever call me.

Fragile doesn’t race a wheelchair  in100 degree heat, fragile doesn’t Rockwall climb with no use of their legs only the power of their arms fragile doesn’t do 2 miles in the pool using only their arms nonstop for a warm up.  Before you throw at me that I have never been obese, wrong again I have been to the edge ihave  seen the future or lack of it and decided death wasn’t for me. If it’s for you need help, but for Christ sake stop making up bullshit to cover your lifestyle because the ones around you just might buy your bs.

 Hurting yourself is one thing but hurting them is abuse.

In-closing  I get it, your sitting on a sofa with your laptop on the right your remote on your left watching mindless soaps all day surfing the net. You have  a 2 liter soda and and doughnuts and your comfortable because you have a life that has left you feeling so down in such a dark place that the food and the internet is your comfort I’ve been there.

The problem is  you have sisters brothers kids  and cousins who think your smart, that you know what you’re talking about and they will follow you into that hole because they believe you when you say obese is good. The trouble is when you are all at the bottom of the dark hole too fat too move, who is left at the top to reach down and show you the way out?

Weightloss and fitness progress of mia , as of today she’s lost between 285-295lbs in 3 years naturally

As you all know by now on April 17th 2009 I weighed over 525lbs, and had dangerously high cholesterol and triglyceride and blood pressure levels and was type 2 Diabetic.

The road has been hard I have had no surgery, I have never set foot in jenny Craig or weight watchers have remained drug free have never bought into cheesy gimmicks or exercise equipment.

So how do you as of 3pm today weigh in between 235lbs and 245lbs Mia you ask? (The scale wasn’t working properly but it was accurate in a ten pound range) you work hard. I am a permanently disabled person with limited use of my legs, (not enough to stand or walk) I have for the last 6 years been permanently in a wheelchair.

I started pushing my hulking frame around the block, then twice round then a double block then four blocks to poppas house. When the first 50lbs dropped  I built my own sports manual wheelchair, then 100lbs came off  and we went to Australia for 6 months from September 2010 to march 2011.

 I pushed everywhere, we lived in the glasshouse mountains in Queensland every street was as severe as the worst San Francisco can throw at you. When I left I had a idea to keep a promise made to momma just before she died to roll from new York to los Angeles solo. The plan was I would be leaving on her birthday and arriving 97 days on the anniversary of her death. The goal being to raise 1 million dollars in her name, for a cure for Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma the disgusting illness that stole her from me.

While I was in Australia I was in a city bus accident and the insurance payout included a new custom built low slung chair, so with that gift the road before me was set my life from now on would be dedicated to fitness and what the Japanese call a GIRI (a life’s purpose or duty) mine being the roll for the cure www.therollforthecure.com . So I began to stop taking trains, I had counseling every Friday it was 34 blocks each way  and on an average Friday I would push over 100 blocks from my front door at 6 am to my front door at 10pm non-stop. A few months later I met an amazing woman called Kareemah, she ran a group called adaptive climbing so I added Thursdays.  I would push about 30 blocks and climb for 3 hours  and the weight kept falling.

I am a chef I have been for most of my life, and I am vegan so I live by a strict code of absolutely nothing in our house comes in canned or pre-prepared if we eat it it’s seasonal, fresh vegan organic and homemade.

Today I weighed in between 235lbs and 245lbs so do the math, I have lost between 285lbs and 295lbs and I’m disabled in a wheelchair. So if you’re able bodied and your morbidly obese and have type 2 diabetes I have been there, my triglycerides are normal they were 700 my cholesterol is normal it was 500 my blood pressure was 200/105-110 it’s 120/75 and I cured my type 2 diabetes with animal product free diet and no pills.

If you can stand and you can walk and you care enough to want to be here for yourself let alone your kids YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. I don’t care if your heritage is fried food, will your heritage feed your family when you’re dead? I don’t care if your mother and sister are fat too, there is no such thing as big boned the only big bone is the KFC you suck in like a vacuum at every chance you get.

 Choose life or cremation or burial but choose before it’s too late, stop the whining stop the excuses  and if you can find a fast food drive-thru with a gps you can find a park a farmers market and a gym the same way.

Any way I just finished 1 and a half miles in a pool, maybe I’ll see you there look for the purple wheelchair or maybe I’ll see you in yours when you lose a limb to diabetes the choice is yours and time to choose is now.

When the disabled and otherwise abled can lose weight and exercise, why do the able make excuses?

I’m home alone watching morning television, I do this the few mornings that I’m not rolling miles for training going to the gym or swimming laps and climbing rock walls.

Yes I know there is only seven days in the week, but this is how I make sure I never go back to being the morbidly obese blimp below.

As I watch TV there is a 700lb woman calling herself a size activist, she is actually arguing there is nothing wrong with her size and that she believes scientists one day will discover that the morbidly obese are just descended from a different tribe of cave men?

The next woman says she is sick and tired of skinny bitches saying it’s easy she tries and can’t lose weight, when she was asked to keep a food diary one day alone read like this

MONDAY-  Breakfast ½ lb fried bacon, four fried eggs cheesy grits and 4 pieces of toast with butter and three serves of hash browns washed down with 1 quart of diet coke.

                    Mid Morning – smoothie with 2 donuts

                    Lunch-   2 double beef whoppers with cheese a 32 oz coke 2 orders of fries and1chili dog and chocolate Sunday

                    Mid afternoon- A large pack of sour cream and chive chips  and 1 32 oz milk shake

                   Dinner- 1 bucket of KFC classic and 1 tub of Ben and jerry’s

                  Snack in front of TV – large cheesy nachos plate with guacamole and three cheeses and a large pack of Tostitos and a beer

The other 6 days were like that, she said she didn’t like the gym because  they told her what to do and they didn’t let her eat her food and it made her tired?

 Now as you can see by the picture above I know what it is like to be over 500lbs, I was 525lbs on April 17th 2009.

My food diary is this

Breakfast- 1 cup of espresso 1 large glass of water, 1 piece of homemade toast with 6-8 mushrooms chopped and grilled 2 vegan sausages and 1 small Roma tomato cut in half and grilled.

MID MORNING-1 large glass of water, fruit or a couple of cookies or 1 piece of vegan slice.

Lunch-  a small serve of last night’s dinner normally pasta or steamed rice with stir fry or a veggie burger plus a cup of espresso plus 1 glass of water.

Mid afternoon- 1 glass of water, fruit

Dinner- quinoa with grilled vegetables,   mixed fruit and a triple espresso and water

On top of this diet I have

Monday- as rest day,

Tuesdays- Rockwall climbing, 5 miles in my wheelchair,

 Wednesday- morning 2miles to the gym for 1 hour then across the road to the pool 100 laps then 2 miles home

Thursday- 2miles to the gym 1 hour in the gm across the road to the pool for 100 laps then 2 miles home then 4pm catch the 7 train to queens borough plaza then the Q to Atlantic and pacific then roll 8 blocks to Brooklyn boulders then adaptive climbing for 3 hours then the reverse trip home.

Friday- 3-5 miles in the morning, Then 2 miles to the gym then across the road for 100 laps in the pool then 2 miles home.

Saturday& Sunday -competing in the rockaway summer series, in either10 mile, 15 mile 22 mile half marathon or full marathon.

On top of all the above, my friends from swimming and rock wall climbing with NYC adaptive climbing can attest to I live with constant seizures that occur quite often during exercise, I rest and recover then keep going post seizure.

And to the woman who said she didn’t like gyms because  they made her tired, hell yes I get tired and I do it all from a wheelchair but I weigh 255lbs. Three years after the morbidly obese picture above (by the way I’m filling a three seater poolside sofa in that pic) have cured my  type 2 diabetes and taken my cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure from near fatal levels to normal. You know what, I can’t imagine ever poisoning my body with the crap you eat and even if I ever had exercise teaches you respect, respect for yourself, respect for the environment, respect for those who depend on you .

The size activist, get over yourself. If that tribe ever existed they died out you can’t hunt when your ass slows you down so much the hunted turns on you.

But seriously If you put more bullshit in your body and soul then own it Excuses kill like the crap you’re poisoning your body with Live right and live long, if the closest you come to sport is selecting buy on ESPN but you’ll run to burger king because your supersize coupon runs out at midnight you need help.