I get an abundance of e-mail every day, some say 'dear Richard, can you call my husband, he weighs 400 pounds...' or 'my 14-year-old is 200 pounds...' or 'I just got divorced, no one wants me, I am 500 pounds.' So I pick up the phone and I call people.
I get tired of negativity in our country. I get tired of people who only want to know dirt. I get tired of people who don't believe in themselves.
I have been up to my head just with calling people, I call about 50 to 100 people a day.
I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I'm talking from my heart to these people. Because I've been through everything they've been through.
I started my own class for people like me who can't find any place else to go.
It's not nice to make fun of people with issues.
People are still grasping for the miracle, and unfortunately, there are no miracles, if you do not exercise for a year, and let your body remain dormant, then you will gain weight.
People treat me like family, 'cause I've always treated them like family.
Yeah, but I do call them back and follow up. Most people talk at overweight people, I talk with them.
You shouldn't make fun of people who have issues.
One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you've changed your life by saying, 'Farewell to Fat'.
I don't know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset.
If your oxygen mask drops down, it's time to take a breather!
This is my theater. This is where I can sing and act out a play and do sit-ups at the same time.
But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!