Drew Carey stunned The Price is Right fans when he appeared on the show’s 39th season premier as a whole new person. Thanks to his dedication to health, Carey has lost 80 astonishing pounds since January and hopes to lose 12 more by October 31st.
You might remember Drew Carey as the roly-poly, round and cuddly character from The Drew Carey Show. In real life, being the ‘big guy’ was starting to cause some big problems for Carey. He developed Type-2 diabetes and could no longer keep up with his five year old son, Connor. He’s been reported as saying, “It sucks being fat, you know.” We do know, Drew. Excess weight causes significant damage to our bodies physically and mentally. It’s bad enough when you can’t keep up with your kids, but knowing you inflicted diabetes upon yourself is nearly unbearable.
It takes education, dedication and determination to lead a healthy life. Many of us can’t seem to find ample motivation to do that. Drew’s motivation was mortality. He was faced with the news of his diabetes and also with the fact that there’s a solution. So, how did he do it? How did Drew Carey lose 80 pounds and eliminate the symptoms of his diabetes?
Drew implemented an intense exercise regimen and low-to-no carb diet. Although he’s shown tremendous dedication, Drew is among the many of us who have a tendency to cheat. A small dietary-deviation can be healthy and liberating but Drew warns us that “eating crappy food is not a reward, it’s a punishment.”
We all have a responsibility to ourselves but celebrities have additional responsibilities. They may lead lives of luxury that we envy, but the spotlight gives them ample opportunity to influence the choices of others. Thank you, Drew, and all the other celebrities who model healthy lives for us.
October 4th, 2010