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? (more…)
Comedian and The Price is Right host Drew Carey has his trademarks. One is the black-rimmed glasses. The other is his “everyman” rotund shape. While the glasses remain, Carey has lost the weight. And while you may expect a clever quip as to his motivation, it was really simple:
“I just got sick of being fat,” Carey told Us magazine.
But his motivation was a little deeper – and serious – than that.
“I always thought I was going to die before I was 60,” he says. “My father died of a heart attack in his 40s. I’m not an idiot. The writing was on the wall.”
Even then, it took him years to read that writing. Nine years ago, complaining of chest pains, Carey was diagnosed with heart disease. (more…)