Michael Phelps - Out of Shape Since BeijingPosted on Dec 16th 2008 11:00AM by Jacki Donaldson
He didn't look too out of shape when he kicked Anderson Cooper's butt in the pool, but Michael Phelps says he has definitely let himself go since he wowed fans in Beijing. Well, that's good. I mean, who can keep up rigorous Olympic training year-round? But really, let himself go? It's like the skinny girl claiming she's so fat. Sorry, don't think so.
Fourteen gold medals, and the guy is taking a break and losing his shape. OK, let's humor him.
"I'm out of shape right now," the 23-year-old Phelps told Stephen Colbert on Thursday's Colbert Report. He also says he's eating a lot (he likes Eggs Norfolk with crab meat and a sour-cream quesadilla for breakfast), and he's still shoveling in about 8,000 and 10,000 calories a day. Yet, he can still lose five to 10 pounds a week (not fair!), and his weight registers at only 205. He says he's never weighed more than 200, but really, a five-pound weight gain? The guy is clearly doing something right. Come January, he'll be doing even more -- this is when the superstar swimmer says he'll begin training for the 2012 London Olympics.