Marlo Thomas Takes Back His “I don’t eat cookies” Comment

Marlo Thomas takes back Sherri Shepherd weight-loss comment: ‘Never doing it again’

Marlo Thomas takes back his “I don’t eat cookies” comment, saying he is committed to his exercise plan.

Marlo Thomas has been forced to take back his comment that he doesn’t need to exercise after some people on Twitter were critical of him last week. Thomas weighed 215 pounds at the time, but says the only way he is going to lose weight is through a combination of weight-loss diets, exercise and changes in his diet.

“I’ve never been a big person of my word,” Thomas said in an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Health during the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon. “I don’t ever want to be the person saying things and then not do it.”

“When people say things, I’m going to back it up,” Thomas said. “If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. But I’m telling you to back it up and you have to back it up.”

Thomas acknowledged that many people on Twitter were critical of his comments, but argued that he never meant to offend anyone.

“I’ve never been a big person of my word,” Thomas said. “I don’t ever want to be the person saying things and then not do it.”

Instead, Thomas was being truthful.

“I was being truthful by my own words as to what I did and how I did it and why I did it,” Thomas said. “I’ve done a number of things that people have told me are wrong and that I’m wrong for, and I’ve been doing them, and people are still telling me to stop.”

Thomas will be making a commitment to changing his lifestyle, though he also plans to stick with his exercise regimen.

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