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A word on Richard Simmons...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Richard Simmons is all over the news today because his friends are concerned about his well-being. I remember watching Richard Simmons infomercials as a kid. His VHS tapes always looked so fun and his Food Mover program, so interesting. While in the Army I gained a lot of weight and was the biggest I've ever been in my life. On my final day of being a soldier a higher up said to me "When an employer sees U.S. Army on a resume, they expect to see a certain kind of person.. I encourage you to do whatever you need to do to lose the weight". I agreed and then went to my car where I probably cried forever. The next day I walked to Walmart and saw a copy of Sweatin to the Oldies. I purchased it and tried it. It was too easy! I wrote Richard an email. I said his program was a scam; I was a soldier and if soldiery workouts couldn't make me fit, he couldn't either. To my surprise, he wrote back. He encouraged me to stick with it and offered me his Food Mover program, free of charge. In three months, I dropped 60 pounds off my 4'11" frame. Richard emailed me support through the entire journey. I think of Richard Simmons as the kindest man in the world. No one has heard from him since 2013. I just hope wherever he is, he is happy and well. He is missed.
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    He was awesome, loved those little shorts he always wore.
    1409 days ago
    Richard Simmons is amazing and I hope he is doing well too. I believe he dropped off the radar to get out of public life.
    1409 days ago
    He has been an inspiration to lots of people. I remember my mom working out to Sweatin' to the Oldies too.
    1409 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    I liked him for the most part. SNL really ate him up. He seemed so full of energy and encouragement.
    1409 days ago
    I can recall seeing him on tv always trying to motivate people to workout no matter what size you are.
    1409 days ago
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