Blog: Fat Man Walking
Catherine Sleep | 22 March 2006
We all have our demons, but few of us tackle them as courageously as Steve Vaught. Morbidly obese, Vaught had tried pretty much all the standard weight loss methods to no avail. Desperate to shed the pounds for the sake of his health, he put on some boots and started walking.
2,300 miles later he’s still walking. He’s also lost eight stone. Another 600 miles and he reaches his goal of New York City. These days it seems no personal endeavour is worth its salt without a blog, and Vaught is no exception.
As the good man says: “I’m not happy because I’m fat and being fat makes every day unhappy”. In today’s tolerant, non-discriminatory climate this makes for uncomfortable reading, but just as most of the smokers I know are trying, or have tried in the past, to give up, so most of the overweight people I know would like to be slimmer.
It’s not necessary for everyone to take six months out of their life and walk across America of course, but a little exercise is generally a good start.
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