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Chad Newman as The Whale

Nice Review of The Whale

This is a really nice review of The Whale – the play I’m doing at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West. This play is about a 600 lb man who is trapped in his apartment and can’t leave. This character and I share so many similarities with our relationship to food. It has been a […]

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Newspaper Article about the Too Fat To Fail Launch Party

  A weighty issue: Newman’s ‘Too Fat To Fail’ campaign gets underway BY LIZZ CAREAGA Citizen Staff Photo By Rob O’Neal   Local funny-man Chad Newman has had a variety of jobs, due to his weight, including stand-up comedy, television commercials, and stripping with the Chippenwhales dancers in Orlando. “My weight’s been very good to […]

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Skinny Chad

My weight has been such a huge part of my identity for so long that I can’t even imagine what I would look like Skinny. So to give myself some motivation, I asked my friend Lothar to draw Skinny Chad and this is what he came up with. Deep inside me is this guy just […]

An update

An update

The one thing that I discovered when I first started to do this was that I have a very strong emotional connection to food (I know…it’s a shocking revelation – If my life was a reality show, I can just hear the dramatic music in the background). I’ve been working in the Gym (mainly because […]

Lots of Questions Running Around My Head Today

Lots of Questions Running Around My Head Today

For me eating has so many different connotations and meanings. I eat for substance, for pleasure, out of habit, to relieve stress, to bury emotions and to punish myself (this list is not a complete list of my reasons for eating, rather a jumping off point). I know this. The question is how to change […]

Too Fat To Fail

Too Fat To Fail

Hi, my name is Chad Newman and I’ve recently come to the startling conclusion that I’m fat. I’m not “gained a couple of pounds after high school fat”.  I’m not “got to lose these love handles fat”. I’m “heart attack at 45 fat”.  I’m “close down the all-you-can-eat buffet he’s coming fat”. I’m “sweet Jesus […]