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Can be good example I

| Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:56 p.m

Regarding Oren M. Spiegler’s letter “Not fit example” (Oct. 18 and It’s pretty courageous to call out Clint Hurdle for his weight publicly. I find myself wondering over and over how to not blurt out to someone in a position to know better why he has allowed himself to get in the shape he is in.

I actually did blurt out a question to a new health care professional about his weight (and felt very embarrassed afterward). He took it very calmly and told me he was working on his weight.

While there are many, especially in the public eye, who should take heed of their weight as it relates to their health (including many athletes who sport paunches), it is often difficult for them to get serious about making lifestyle changes until or unless there is an event that forces such a change.

Who knows? Perhaps Mr. Spiegler’s letter will be a life-changer for Mr. Hurdle.

Pat Whitmer


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