Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew Quotes, Charles Barkley | Posted on 23-12-2011
It’s no secret that former NBA player Charles Barkley has struggled with his weight through the years. He’s a corn-fed country boy who likes his snacks (I can relate… well, not to the boy part but you get what I’m saying). Sometimes, you like your grits with a side of bacon and whatnot. Now, Sir Charles has gotten a handle on his waistline and is the new face of a Weight Watchers campaign aimed at helping other men lose weight. Unlike Jennifer Hudson’s singing and shouting about feelin’ gooooooodddd, Barkley tells ESPN that he plans to be a different kind of spokesperson.
“Fat-ass men do not go to meetings with other fat-ass men to talk about being fat and losing weight. We just don’t. We just call each other ‘Fat Ass’ all the time instead.”
“I actually told them [Weight Watchers] when we were sitting around talking about ideas, ‘There’s one thong commercial I do want to make.’ So I said, ‘I’d like to come out in a bathing suit like Kirstie Alley did.’”
I’m totally game for seeing that thong commercial. If Jenny can wail, Charles can flaunt his tail! Barkley has lost 50 lbs. so far -35 of them on the Weight Watchers plan- by changing what he eats.
“Now I eat Brussels sprouts, asparagus, cauliflower, even butternut squash. I want to make it clear I’m not overly thrilled with Brussels sprouts. But I’m trying. I’ve eaten more fruit and vegetables in the last few months than I have in the first 48 years of my life. What I found out is, I love green beans.”
Barkley says apparently he was really fat and none of his friends told him so! But it was the slap-in-the-face style news from his doctor that finally made him drop the el-bees. He now hopes to teach his fellow native Alabamans how to eat healthier. He says he has another 40 lbs. go!