Remember Gerald Garner From ‘Heavyweights’? Well, The Dude Looks Like He’s Been Using The PerkiSystem

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I think we all owe a little something to Mother Earth, Father Sky, and our dear old Uncle Tony–the most misunderstood villain in movie history.

While Fat Pat was out riding go-cart with the kids while blissfully ignorant of childhood obesity, Perkis was fine-tuning the PerkiSystem so his campers could have a snowballs chance in hell of avoiding diabetes. If Pat allotted a slither of the time to his campers health as he did trying to bone counselor Julie, maybe the kids could have picked up a healthy habit or two instead of sucking down deli meats for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, Tony Perkis was a deranged sociopath with children’s fat rolls stuffed in his basement freezer, but sometimes the hero we want, isn’t the hero we need. And that was certainly the case with Camp Hope.

Gerald Garner entered Camp Hope at 11 years old slob, weighing 141 pounds. Today, at 37 years old, he looks like he could steal your wife on your honeymoon. And it’s impossible to not hand over at least a lion’s share of the credit to Uncle Tony and the PerkiSystem.

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When I was 13 I hated taking my shirt off. Kids made fun of me and called me names just because I was overweight. That name calling sticks with you as you get older. There are always remnants of that insecure overweight 13 year old boy looming around. But I worked on myself throughout the years. Not only physically. But I worked on that inner dialogue that can often times be toxic : "ugh you look like a fat piece of shit today" All I was doing was being my own personal bully. So I started being conscious of how I was speaking to myself. And Immediately insecurities started to vanish and every other aspect of my life – not only the physical – started to flourish. Be conscious of how you speak to yourself. Don't be so hard on yourself. It's magical what happens once you do ✌🏼 📷: @mcwhorterphotography #beforeandafter #fbf

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Kids, at age 12, Garner weighed 319 pounds. He had bad skin, low self-esteem, and no self-respect. Now, he eats success for breakfast, with skim milk. And he didn’t do it by gallivanting around Camp Hopeless with Pat in his quest to get his tip wet with Julie. It took hard work, dedication, and a little tough love from Tony Perkis. A true American hero.

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