Fighting back and winning with fitness

by Matthew Parisi

Capt. Matthew

Capt. Matthew

I am now 68 years old and about 3 years ago I was rushed to the ER with internal bleeding. A failed surgery and months of in and out of the hospital and my body withered away and my weight dropped from 175 lbs to 129 lbs. Unable to eat for 6 months I was put on a feeding tube and a second surgery stopped the bleeding.

I began walking and started with light exercise and then decided to join a gym and start working out. I try to work out 2-3 times a week and today I am back on my fishing boat and a healthy 170 lbs. Please see the enclosed a picture of me this past summer, not bad for a old guy.

I enjoy reading your page and all the information you provide. Thanks for your help in helping me to get back and be strong and healthy.

Capt. Matthew "Mike" Parisi

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Share Your Fitness Story.

Subscribe to my Free
Gray Iron Fitness
(twice monthly)

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Gray Iron Fitness Newsletter.

Here is what our subscribers are saying . . .

"Thank you for your newsletter. I loved it, and please keep them coming. I found the last one very inspiring. I like the food control portion a lot." -Amy Harwood

"My wife and I are just now starting to get off the couch and back in shape . . . we have a ways to go but you two are an inspiration." -Joey & Lynn Everhart

"Thanks Logan for your inspiring newsletter each month. I have taken your advice and am riding my stationary bike 20 minutes each morning and just started using my Weider Crossbow. I am feeling better each day." -Dennis C. Ewert (64 years old)

"As an almost-52 year old woman who's just gotten 'turned on' to weightlifting, I really appreciate your newsletter and look forward to getting it." -Wanda Araujo

"Really enjoyed your thoughts on retirement in the latest newsletter." -Larry, 56

"Great articles. I look forward to your newsletter and the interesting and informative articles you share." --Pete

"I love your newsletter. May it go on forever."

- TJ Granack