Blinded From Reality, Morbidly Obese Man Denies Being Unhealthy

Filed under: Health — @ November 1, 2006

I’d like to publicly thank everyone who has sent me notes of encouragement and hope about my brother Kevin as he has been battling the seemingly endless saga of heart health problems in recent months. Your words and prayers have comforted and strengthened me and my family during this sometimes tense ordeal.

In fact, one of the people who read about Kevin’s story is a heart specialist who works with Olympic athletes to get them into tip-top shape. He personally offered to help Kevin free of charge if he would be willing to share his typical daily routine, including the medications he takes. When I presented this offer to Kevin, he seemed very excited about it and I was delighted that perhaps the dark cloud of despair that has hovered over him for the past few years may finally begin to clear up.

Unfortunately, though, I am afraid Kevin is squandering this golden opportunity by being less than forthright about his condition. When I requested some basic information from Kevin about his health, here are the mendacious answers he gave to me along with the cold hard facts:

Height – 6’0″ (TRUE)
Weight – 373 pounds (FALSE, he’s closer to 600 pounds!)
Waist – 62 inches (FALSE, it’s MUCH BIGGER than that!)
Calories Consumed Daily – 1800 (HA! Maybe for breakfast! FALSE!)
Exercise – 2 miles daily (With 15% of his heart functioning? FALSE!)

Some people criticized me for claiming people with obesity are in deep denial about their weight problem, but I’ve got a barely living and breathing example of this in my brother Kevin. This man who hasn’t even turned 40 yet has so convinced himself that he’s eating and exercising the healthy way that there’s no way he could possibly do anything more for himself.

If that’s NOT denial, then I don’t know what is!

Furthermore, I don’t believe for one second that Kevin eats just 1800 calories per day. Heck, even I eat around 2300-2500 calories daily and I’m actually LOSING weight! Then, to be off on how much he actually weighs by more than 200 pounds?! That’s something everyone who gets really, really big goes through. When I started livin’ la vida low-carb in January 2004, I thought I weighed about 320, but my ACTUAL weight was a whopping 410 pounds! NO SENSE OF REALITY EXISTS!!!

Click here to read more about my brother Kevin’s ongoing delusional state about the severity of his weight problem.

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