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How I lost 150 lbs with diet and exercise

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | January 02, 2019

People I had not seen in a while told me I looked good and noticed I’d lost weight.

When I started to exercise I could barely stay on the elliptical machine for 5 minutes, and now I can do 50 pushups and I am 64 years old. My A1c came down to 5.2 from a high of 5.9, my knees and lower back don't hurt anymore, and my sciatica is almost all gone.

One drawback is my suit size went from 52 to 44 so I had to give away almost 30 suits and blazers, but it was worth it.

I did all this while flying over 100 times a year and spending more than 120 nights in a hotel during the entire process.

I still exercise every day and watch my diet.

If I can do it anybody can.

Hillary's book helped me more than the doctor or anything else because she told me what I had to do. The book explained not only what to do, but why, and what would happen if I kept on the path I was on.

I feel better about myself, and I just feel better.

In fact, I feel so good I went out and bought 50 copies of Hillary's book. I gave away 5 at RSNA and 15 as holiday gifts so I still have 30 left. The first 30 people who write to me will get a free copy in the mail. If I just help one person to live longer, or be less uncomfortable seeing themselves naked in the mirror, or make their spouse happy, I will have built up some great karma for myself.

Write to me if you want a copy.

Good luck in 2019. I wish you health and wealth.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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Jim Pringle

Proud of you

January 03, 2019 10:33

I have been struggling with weight and my wife is on the cusp of diabetes as well. I would appreciate a copy of the book if any are still available.

Thanks an congratulations, Ted Stevens

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muh kubeitari

re: Proud of you

January 08, 2019 02:54

GOOD NEWS

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Philip F. Jacobus

re: re: Proud of you

January 14, 2019 03:23

Thank you

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Philip Templeton

duly impressed

January 03, 2019 11:35

Phil,
Very impressed with your story- definitely hits a nerve here! Most grateful that you saw fit to share it with everyone and encourage everyone.
Appreciate the offer and will read any book that can be helpful!
Thanks Phil

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Philip F. Jacobus

re: duly impressed

January 14, 2019 03:23

I will send you a book. Offline I will ask for your address

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Mudi Ramesh

You are an inspiration!

January 11, 2019 09:52

My usual Thursday routine includes reading the DHB Daily news with my morning coffee. I missed this last Thursday 01/03 as I was away in Texas on holiday with my family. Today's issue triggered my memory. I went back to my Inbox and read last week's issue. I am glad I did. I would've missed your inspiring column otherwise!

Congratulations on your achievement. You are an inspiration to so many who are in the same boat. I don't have major weight problems to deal with but I sure do realize I don't eat right. I have to follow your footsteps. The only thing in your column that comes as a damper to me is you are saying you don't drink wine regularly. Ever since the medical fraternity started singing praise of red wine, I have made a glass a day with dinner my daily routine. Perhaps I should rethink in the light of your experience!

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Wayne Moore

re: You are an inspiration!

January 11, 2019 11:20

Hey Mudi, how the heck are you doing? Wayne

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Mudi Ramesh

re: re: You are an inspiration!

January 12, 2019 04:31

Hi Wayne, this is a new year surprise! Happy New Year to the Moore family. I continue to peddle in used MRs and CTs. Can't believe I'll be hitting the 11th year anniversary in 2 months! Update me on you. I'm pretty sure you are firing on all cylinders as usual :)

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Philip F. Jacobus

re: You are an inspiration!

January 14, 2019 03:23

thanks

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