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Joined 8 years ago from Florida




Hi my names Jerry

I’m an obese man who weights close to 500 lbs, (though I’m not sure because there isn’t a scale large enough to weigh me), I’m 54 years old, and I was just laid off in August, for the first time in my life I’m on unemployment. I’m scared, worried, depressed, angry, frustrated, and I don’t know what’s going to happen.

In this economy, in this culture, I think I’m screwed.

On November 27, 2009 I started what I would estimate to be a 2 to 3 year journey toward greater health, weight loss, and a better me, starting with a 90 day fast

And so this blog is about the difficulties in my life, the struggle with weight loss and unemployment, the frustrations with being an obese man in a thin culture, My pain, my sorrows, my life.

And maybe some of my joys

If you walk with me along my journey I thank you for your company

If you berate me I will defend myself

For the value of a man should not determined by the size of his girth, but the strength of his character, and the kindness of his heart.


I'm asking people to write to the Dr. Phil Show on my behalf, Just send a quick email to


(I've been told that this address doesn't work any more so you might have to go through his website at http://www.drphil.com/plugger/respond/?plugID=9164 )

below is a sample letter if you would like to just cut and paste something

Dear Dr. Phil

I met Jerry Bacik through Hubpages where he writes a daily blog (under the title FatMan911) about his experiences as a 500lbs man trying to loose his weight and get back into shape. He is a wonderful and spiritual person, whom I find courageous in his attempt to deal with his situation. I’m a little concerned because he’s unemployed and has no health insurance so he is unable to see a doctor to monitor his progress and to check his health. You can read about his progress and his situation on “Hubpages” at ( http://hubpages.com/profile/FatMan911 ) as well as your own website at ( http://community.drphil.com/profile/fatman911 ) Please consider helping him see a Doctor and assisting him with his weight loss.

Thank You and May God bless you

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