I’ve had conversations within the last 24 hours with Drs. Stapleton, Alappan and Vahjen. Dr. S gave her approval of my having the MRI done down here at The Medical Center with Dr. V officiating. I have communicated with Dr. V today via email and he is most concerned about exposing me to a heightened risk of developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. If you want to see a horror film, trot on over to Google and look that one up. Needless to say, I’ll welcome his wise counsel as well as the advice we receive from Dr. A to make very sure that we get the images Dr. S needs and still be cautious. [Read more…]
Ex-NFL football player Dave Hubbard was the guest speaker at our Rotary Club of Columbus several months ago. His new gig is a gym in a bag idea that allows a motivated person to use the contents of the bag (pictured above) and any closable door to create a workout space that utilizes a quick, well-balanced routine that is supposed to work miracles. It is said to be the right mix of cardio and strength exercises and it only takes 10 minutes per day.
Dave’s presentation was compelling and though I had long grown tired of being fat, maybe this was the thing that finally motivate me. What I liked about Dave’s presentation is that he never tried to sell us anything. He never mentioned a price for Fit10 or a way to purchase it.
So I went back to the office after Rotary that day and started Googling to figure out just what the hell Dave was selling. I found the website and what it would cost to buy my latest worthless piece of fitness paraphernalia.
Here’s a list of other fitness investments:
• $600 Olympic Health Spa fitness membership (went only once)
• $800 Nordic Trak machine (we have clothes hanging on it in the barn)
• $600 Exercise bike (we also have clothes hanging on it in the barn)
• $700 Treadmill (Jill uses it sometimes)
• $50 Tae Bo workout DVDs (The shipping box stayed in my car trunk unopened for 3 years)
They were eventually taken from the trunk and sold at a yard sale…..unopened.
• $110 Fit10 workout system
Good news! I’m using the Fit10 system. Dave Hubbard would be so proud of me for using the system he designed for some good use.
Take a look at the picture above. You see the black bag on the upper left of the picture? That’s what I’m using of the Fit10 system. I use the bag to conceal my abdominal drain tube when I have to go out in public.
In addition to the bag, I have a twisted coat hanger (that is beginning to rust) that my Emory nurse, Smitha, constructed so that I could hang the bag from a belt loop. Smitha’s hook and Dave’s bag create a nice, stealthy way to haul up to 500 cubic centimeters of surgical gut juice so it won’t make people sick in a restaurant.
By the way, none of this almost $3,000 worth of fitness gear could motivate me to lose weight. Try on a case of cancer and see how that works for you. I’m eating a completely fat-free diet for at least 3 weeks while the docs are trying to dry up this chyle (lymph) leakage due to the surgery. I was on a fat-reduced diet while in the hospital and completely fat-free since I was discharged.
I’ve lost 9 pounds as of this morning and will probably have lost 25-30 by the time I allowed to go back to a reduced-fat diet in a couple of weeks from now.
Wouldn’t want to do it to you, but cancer is the best motivation to lose weight and get into shape.