Surprise… and compliments

Dr. Ellis with Dr. Hodges and husband Delvin Washington (he and I were born on same day, same year!)

I am attending my annual professional development conference, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, in Chicago.  There are many people I see but once a year at the meeting. Over the past two years people have not recognized me after my weight loss.  The complimentsfeel good.

Now that my weight has been stable for two years, I think that people are perhaps even more surprised – now they say, “it’s nice to see you’ve kept the weight off!”  I say two things:

  1. I want to live (and be healthy).
  2. I keep doing the same things to maintain the weight loss that I did to keep it off.
I have a lecture to give at 3:30pm, but I’ve planned to be at the gym right after lunch.  A workout is a GREAT way to reduce stress before I get in front of several hundred people and open my mouth!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com 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.

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