Family, friends pull for Webb

Food struggles continue to plague FIT Challenger
Brandi Barhite
Feb 15, 2014

FIT Challenger Scott Webb wants to lose 70 or more pounds in the next six months.

The food portion has been the hardest for him so far.

The soft-spoken 26-year-old doesn’t say much in person, but his Facebook account has documented his

frustrations and subsequent advice from his family, friends and personal trainer.

“I can’t do this anymore. I am getting stressed out,” Webb wrote on his Facebook page Jan. 30. “People don’t understand how I feel. I don’t like some food other people like.”

His trainer Ken Cutcher of Anytime Fitness in Huron responded: “First off you just started this, and you can do it. Secondly I have not asked you to eat anything you don’t like. I haven’t even asked you to change what you eat yet. All I want you to do is watch how much of everything you do eat and reach certain calorie goals. Follow our plan and you will be successful. You need to trust me Scott.”

When Webb first applied to the FIT Challenge, he said the food portion would be a struggle. He misses chicken fried rice the most.

“The hard part is going to be to find the right diet and what I like to eat,” he said Jan. 18.

Webb has a great support system, even people who will cook for him. But Webb doesn’t like reheated food or leftovers. He also works two jobs and finds it hard to cook in between working as a substitute aide for Renhill Group and his shifts at Radio Shack.

Kathy Koch wrote on Facebook: “Just to let everyone know, I have been cooking for Scott as much as I can.

The big problem is he HATES leftovers or reheated food. This causes a big problem in meal preparation. He is also VERY PICKY about the food he will eat.”

Webb knows he is picky and is trying to explore menu options. He said fast food is actually what caused his weight gain.

“I was skinny when I was a kid and from high school on, it was bad,” he said.

When Webb weighed in at 351 pounds, he couldn’t believe it. He didn’t know he had gotten that heavy.

“I need to lose some weight. I have family that has health problems. I am borderline diabetic right now,” he said.

Webb is working out with Cutcher on Monday and Wednesday. He got to meet former FIT Challenge winner, Alan Furey, who trained under Cutcher.

“He is amazing,” Webb said of Furey.

His friends and family are also pulling for him.

“They are excited. They are pushing for me and watching what I am eating and what I am not.”



Hang in there, Scott. You can do it! One day at a time.