Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Our Un-First Date...

Posted by Jonny V on Sunday, October 23, 2011,

Recognize any of the first four faces? Go from right
to left.
White Jersey(sucks); Orange jersey(#1);
front row-Big Sexy;
front row-Mrs. Sexy

So this was the place of our first date. I knew there was something different about My Amy from our first few amazing phone conversations. I never took any other woman to my hallowed ground on the ice on a first, second or third date. In fact......I think the only female I ever sat in these seats with before Amy was my precious daughter!

But she was a vege...

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75 Days...50 pounds!

Posted by Jonny V on Sunday, October 16, 2011,

Wednesday, October 12, Philadelphia Flyers Ice
Hockey,
Opening Night. Look closely, the little
guy in the orange/
black unitard is my 10 year old Charlie.

That's right, the Big Sexy is down 50 pounds in only 75 days. I have stuffed my pie hole with anything vegan I choose, exercised, and even with a couple of the bumps I've had in the past few weeks with my health...I'm leaner.....sexier...and back to exercising, feeling energized, loving my food and happy as shit to be healthy and thinner.

Whi...

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Why I craved meat this weekend!

Posted by Jonny V on Tuesday, October 11, 2011,


Chill man...I didn't eat it, I just craved it!

When I was in the second hospital, I asked my overweight, attending doctor, who is a renowned infectious disease specialist, whether there's any chance my newer vegan way of life played a role in my illness. He told me:

    "I eat poorly. Meat, meat, meat. But I can assure you that if you changed your diet and this     helped your general state of health, I am confident it's helping you fight back this virus.     What you are eating now is certainl...
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Back to Basics

Posted by Jonny V ("Vegan" not "Virus") on Saturday, October 8, 2011,
Thank God the fevers and rigors and headaches have ended. I'm home, in my bed, next to my wife. My dogs won’t leave my side and are making it clear they missed me.Thank God my kids can move towards peace and focus on their own young lives again.

I have so much to be thankful for. I know it. Here’s the twist.

I don’t feel like high fivin’ everyone in sight. I don’t feel like jumping for joy. I don’t feel strong and I don’t feel great. I still feel some of the depression ...


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Body Wars

Posted by Jonny O on Friday, October 7, 2011,


When we don't feel well, there's usually little that we can do to avoid the low grade fever, sore throat, cough. Sure, some like Jack LaLanne or Thomas Jefferson believed that they were privy to secret antidotes that allowed for prolonged health and wellness and that prevented these minor setbacks.

Whatever it may be that temporarily weakens a person, usually the healthier and stronger you are, the shorter the episode.

Then there's illness.

For those struck down by illness, it's a differen...
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The Plan

Posted by Jonny O on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,


I've never felt better than I have since I started this journey....never. My first hospital admission last month turned out to be a weird muscle tear that healed in a fraction of the time they projected it would take. I exercised rigorously and regularly beginning just 5 days after. That was not a health related injury.

 But this one certainly is health. Some of my doctors agree that because I lost so much weight (41 pounds the day before symptoms came on) and improved my c...


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Deja Vu All Over Again... Again

Posted by Jonny O on Sunday, October 2, 2011,


I'm sorry I disappeared. I'm embarrassed, emasculated even, to tell all of you that I've been admitted to the hospital again. I'm so upset I haven't even told my closest friends, siblings, etc. I guess this is the easiest way to just tell everyone.

Before this past month, I was in second grade the last time I was admitted to a hospital.

Last weekend, I took my beloved Uncle with me to see my daughter play field hockey, to be with her and to give him a tour of Charlottesville, VA, one of my ...
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