Studies show that the more people watch TV (and maybe computer etc as well), the more likely they are to be obese, and even die!

But, use it to your advantage!  I got pumped up watching the dramatic finish by Northug in the Olympic men’s 50 km cross-country ski race.  I then got my music going, and got on the elliptical.  I did the elliptical for 30 min while watching the 4th quarter of the Spurs and Suns game – Stoudamire & Nash / Ginobili & Duncan!

I never was and never will be anything like those guys - but it made for a fun workout!

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. Too bad the USA hockey team couldn’t win their game.

  2. Your dramatic weight loss is impressive, and your will power even more so. How do you handle falling of the wagon with your diet (or do you ever ?)

  3. I really don’t fall off the wagon. For me that’s been key. After 2 weeks of “detoxing” or “withdrawing” from foods high in fat/salt/sugar, I didn’t miss or crave them anymore. So, for me, it’s best not to “cheat.” I enjoy the foods I eat immensely.

    Some of my “treats” are mango, cherries, oysters…

    I eat well and do NOT go hungry; I couldn’t have maintained feeling deprived for almost 2 years now. I haven’t had a cake/cookie/muffin/ice cream in almost 2 years. And I don’t believe in low-fat or artificially sweetened versions of those foods.

    Having said that, occasionally I am travelling or in a restaurant and I can’t get what I want… I don’t beat myself up. I get back on the the program. Otherwise, if you start to feel bad, that becomes justification for reverting to bad habits.


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