This maybe goes beyond the regular Magic-related content, but it something important to the community, so I thought I would share.
Brian Kibler, the "Dragonmaster," is well-known for both his playing prowess and his made-for-camera personality. It turns out he also cares deeply about fitness, and helping other in our community improve. He wrote a heartfelt blog post about the subject, and also opened up a challenge to his fellow gamers looking to improve the area.
I grew up as a fat kid. I always had an incredible appetite, and developed a lot of bad habits early in life. As I grew older and conscious of my weight, I made some effort to eat healthy, but my teenage years were right in the middle of the low-fat diet revolution. “Low-fat” and “fat-free” snacks were everywhere, and my mother was one of those for whom the marketing was extremely effective. My house was always full of Snackwell brand low-fat cookies and pretzels and the like, and I’d eat them by the bag. When I started high school, I weighed something like 240-250 lbs.