Gay Pride Parade

Yesterday, I happened upon the Gay Pride Parade.  That reinforced for me that I remain overweight.  By the standards of the gay male community, significantly so.  In fact, my BMI (body mass index) today is 26.  “Normal” is 20-25. See to calculate your BMI and read about its limitations and implications.

Some people tell me that I’ve lost too much weight.  That’s mostly because of excess, loose skin in my neck and face. (Loose skin is a price to pay for losing a lot of weight).  I’m happy.

By the way, the street food fare is not to be recommended if one is trying to maintain or lose weight!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.


  1. The BMI is a politically-influenced scale that makes people unduly upset about their weight. Read “Healthy at Any Size” for further information.

  2. Look again, there are some chubby guys out there with out their shirts on.

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