Yup.. I weighed 250 or so when i was 16 and still had it in my head that I was going to be a movie star.
“How many obese movie stars do you know?” asked my brother Bob that summer of 1976 when I had just wolfed down another corn dog at Six Flags.
He was right…
I didn’t know any. John Goodman had yet to do his first ever movie with me (Eddie Macon’s Run).
I decided to lose the weight and get into the best shape of my life. I knew that I was supposed to do something with my life. I knew it. Felt it in my bones… right there under all that fat. So I made a decision… right then and there.
2 months later I had dropped 50 pounds.
Guess I’m one of those people who, when they put their mind to something they really put their mind to it.
I’m telling you this because I just heard that my fitness group, TEAM RIPPED DUKE has collectively lost over 4,000 pounds in the last 2 years. Continue reading Purpose→
I am really enjoying being on that show (not to mention all the attention I am getting now as the new “Bad Man” on the block now that JR has gone on to his reward – Larry was a delight BTW. Great guy) so I decided to request admission to the group so I could play around in there.