Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Shaq's Big Challenge

I have been following the Shaq's Weight Loss Challenge TV show since it started. Although I do think it's a great thing to get kids to lose weight I do want to vent about a few things regarding the show!

First, I think that Shaq is obviously doing it for publicity. He makes snarky little comments about "big people" and he doesn't do crap to help the kids! He just goes and does his little publicity things while he has other people working with the kids. He's always making comments about being a "star". His head is way too big to be doing a show like that. I honestly don't think he cares that much about obese children, I think he just wants the publicity because where has he been for the last 5 years? I know I haven't heard anything about him!

I know he's fighting to implement Phys Ed. into every school but I hardly think that is going to fix the problem! I wrote a blog post about Phys Ed class in my other blog Rants In My Pants awhile ago. Gym class for an overweight kid is horrible! When you are the fat kid you are always the last one to finish and always the last one to be picked for teams not to mention usually the fat kid is made fun of in gym class. Shaq doesn't understand how low an overweight person's self esteem is and what kind of affect it can have on someone. My school required gym class up through 10th grade. I hated it! I would make up every excuse in the book to get out of it. I forgot my gym clothes or it was that time of month and I wasn't feeling good, anything I could think of. It wasn't because I was just being lazy it was because I just didn't want to deal with the other kids. I somehow managed to be very UNlucky because when I had gym class NONE of my friends were ever in MY class. I was always stuck with the jocks and "preps" (what we called them back in the day, lol). I was sooo happy when I didn't have to suffer through Gym Class ever again! Guess what though? We had gym class required and there were still fat kids at my school, including me!

I'd like to see the kids on the show lose weight but I think all of the credit should go to the two trainers, not annoying Shaq!


  1. I totally agree with you. I don't really care for Shaq in this. He doesn't seem sincere, but at least something is being done. I agree with PE during school. I wasn't fat then, but I still got picked on and picked last cause I sucked so bad. I tried anything to get out of it too.

  2. Yeah, PE can really shoot someone's self esteem down. Unless they change a lot of assigning team members instead of letting certain kids pick the members and things like that. Shaq doesn't understand it because he's athletic and was probably one of the popular kids!