It’s OK To Use The “F” Word. For me, it’s in a different way. A good way!

Posted: January 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
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First, I want to apologize beforehand if I seem mean or rude, I know that I’m probably going to make some enemies with this one but I need to say it. The dreaded “F” word has become practically a sin or taboo. It seems like nobody wants to even say it.

Today this “F” word is less heard then the real “F” word. The actual bad one. If you go to the movies you’ll hear the real “F” word about 100+ times, but when it comes to MY “F” word: “FAT” nobody likes saying it. There’s no way to get around it, there’s no way to sugar coat it. The only way to take care of it is take it head on and say it. “FAT”. Once you identify the enemy then you are able to find a way to get rid of it.

I’m sorry but the more you try to not hurt someone’s feelings or ego by saying they’re not FAT the less likely they will get rid of it. We’ve all done it or even heard someone do it. Just so a friend won’t get hurt, it won’t even be mentioned. Just go ahead and say it, FAT. Don’t say it mean or rude like YOUR FAT, but say it in a way that will help encourage them.

On December 31, 2009 I decided to lose weight, it was to get healthier and be in better shape. I knew that I had to exercise and watch my food consumption. All overweight people know that’s what they need to do. It’s just hard to make that mental decision.

On January 1, 2010 I woke up and said enough is enough. I was just plain ‘ole sick and tired of being sick and tired. That is the day my life changed and I started walking. I weighed 310# and could barely walk around the block without being out of breath. I walked every day farther and farther as I was determined to weigh 200# someday. That was my goal. And to date, 135# is gone off of my body. Amazing to even myself.

There are easy steps for successful weight loss:
1. Identify the enemy- Yes, this is where it’s OK to say FAT. Once you’ve identified it, now you can get rid of it.

2. Set realistic goals- Set realistic goals that you can reach. Don’t say I want to lose 50 lbs by next week. That’s never gonna happen, all that’s going to happen is you will fail and become discouraged.

3. Get rid of fear and get out of your comfort zone- Fear of failure and not being able to get out of your comfort zone are the 2 main reasons people don’t succeed with weight loss. If you like staying home and watching TV then that’s your comfort zone. Taking a walk outside is not your comfort zone so you will find any excuse not to do it. The last episode of my favorite show is on tonight, or I don’t have the right shoes. Get out of your comfort zone at least once a day for 3 weeks and that will get rid of your old comfort zone.

4. Create a plan or find someone to help you create one- Now it’s time to create a plan to get rid of the FAT. It’s usually not the best idea to follow what all the mainstream media is saying. If you need help, find a professional who can help you create a plan.

It’s OK to say FAT. Be one of the few that aren’t scared to say it and are able to get rid of it!

P.S. Just to be sure the “F” word I’m talking about is “FAT” in case you missed it. I don’t wanna get emails from angry parents that their kids read my blog and thought it was OK to use the other “F” word.


A recent story I saw on the Brian Williams NBC Nightly News was “82% of women will be obese by 2020, and 79% of men will be obese by 2020.” Let’s all work really hard to make that a statistic we don’t want to come true. And you are all doing that today by being in this contest.

Don’t give up and don’t quit, don’t quit, don’t quit, don’t quit, don’t quit, don’t quit…. DON’T QUIT!

I was on the NBC Today Show in November 2010. Watch my video from my appearance on the NBC Today Show back in November 2010 when I was inducted into the Joy Bauer Fit Club. SeeVideo

I never thought I would be able to do all of this at the age of 53. If I can do it… ANYBODY CAN DO IT.

Never say “NO” to anything YOU want to accomplish in life. Just go for it!

On 1.12.13 I am running the Disney World 1/2 Marathon. My goal is 2:30:00. That would be 7 minutes faster than my last one in November 2012.

After that, I’m climbing stairs. My 3rd Hustle Up the Hancock in February 2013. 52 floors and over 800+ stairs.

Rick Gosser

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