Thursday, September 25, 2008

Taxi Driving: The Fat Man’s Profession?

EVERETT, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Driving a taxi can result in a wide waistline.

Just ask Tom “LT” Desrochers, who along with his plus-size poppa, got eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families this past Tuesday (Sep. 23).

The tubby team both work as taxi drivers, and Desrochers says being a cabbie was the biggest “downfall” to his health.

He explains, “I’m sitting the whole time. I worked at night too, so I couldn’t get anything healthy to eat then.”

Desrochers still works as a taxi man, but has incorporated some of the lessons he learned at the Biggest Loser boot camp to get in shape.

Not only does Desrochers pack his own healthy lunch now, he also does his own taxicab workout routine.

The reformed fatty does resistance training with a giant rubber band he connects to the car door while on duty, much to the amusement of his co-workers.

He says, “They all crack jokes, but they’re starting to see the results. They might end up getting some tips from me and my dad.”

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