My interview with "Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy" Sunday was so much fun
One of the unique opportunities that I have the pleasure of doing from time to time is appearing as a guest or feature in various media outlets. I've had the privilege of being interviewed in various places across the country on television, radio, blogs, newspapers, and the like so much now that I actually feel comfortable doing this format extemporaneously with no preparation whatsoever. When you live it, then it just flows out of you naturally.
So how about it, Maury Povich? Regis Philbin? Jay Leno? Oprah Winfrey? I've got a real story to tell and rest assured "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man" will certainly keep it entertaining for you, I can promise you that! :D
I guess people are intrigued by characters like Jimmy Moore who successfully lose half their weight and then keep it off for good. That's exactly why the Atlanta, GA-based "Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy" radio show interviewed me on Sunday night. What's funny is I almost didn't make it on the show because I forgot to call in at the appointed time. OOPS! My Internet service provider was acting funny all day on Sunday (Charter was offline for nearly eight hours!) and my day was totally thrown off as a result.
So I was sitting in my living room around 7:15pm Sunday night right in the middle of watching the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" (wickedly funny film that is totally worth the price of admission just to see Meryl Streep in the lead role--GET THE DVD!) when my phone rings with a frantic person on the other end asking "Where are you?" After a couple of seconds of wondering who in the world was asking me that question, I bopped my head like the V-8 commercials and said, "Oh yeah, the interview. Sorry! I'm ready to go, though!"
Seconds later, I was on WGSR-AM in Atlanta LIVE with Dr. Adam Shafran (aka "Dr. Fitness") and Lee Kantor (aka "The Fat Guy"). They also had in the studio a model and actress who simply goes by the name of Kathie. She just finished work as body double for Alyssa Milano in a commercial and her feet and legs appear in a lot of advertisements you have seen. Check out her amazing reality show called "Real Savvy Moms" which she just completed filming last week in New York.
Listen NOW to the replay podcast of the entire March 25, 2007 episode of my appearance on "Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy" by CLICKING HERE. My segment is the first one after their opening monologue. You'll hear them say they "hope" Jimmy Moore will be coming up after the break. That's because I freaked them out by not calling on time. Mea culpa!
What an awesome show it was and they made it engaging, entertaining, and a downright good time! These guys definitely know how to have fun and now have me longing to find some co-hosts to join me on my own podcast show now. Probably won't happen, but I guess you could call me the doctor fitness and former fat guy all rolled into one now. :D
The questions they hurled my way were quite intriguing and I was all-too-happy to share openly and honestly (as I always try to do!) about my experiences livin' la vida low-carb. In fact, at one point during the interview, they asked so many questions in a row that I completely forgot the question and asked, "Now what was the original question again?" Hee hee! I suppose that happens when you get three people all asking the guest to talk. Nevertheless, I did my best!
They describe my "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog as "the best blog in the low-carb world...the one stop shop for all things low-carb." COOL! THANKS guys! And they couldn't get over my former fettish for Little Debbie snack cakes which I went into great detail explaining as well as my previous Coca-Cola addiction before my nearly 200-pound weight loss. Listen to the show and hear all the dirty secrets about my life as a 400+ pound slob of a man.
The hosts of "Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy" hard at work behind the mike
Be sure to visit their popular podcast show, the companion blog (which they asked for my advice about improving since mine is so successful), and the official web site for "Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy." What amazing resources for people living a healthy lifestyle and I was privileged to be a part of their fantastic show.
They were so thrilled by my energetic presentation about livin' la vida low-carb that I was invited back for another interview in the future. We will DEFINITELY have to do that (maybe when I release my next book...very soon!). Let me know what you thought of the interview and be sure to let "Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy" know how much we appreciate their willingness to host a low-carber on their program. :) Send them feedback by e-mailing them today. THANK YOU!