This one is my favorite: a site devoted to stomach pains. But don’t forget about the site devoted to elliptical trainers.
You know how companies will send free shit to celebrities who mention their products on talk shows? I haven’t reached that status yet. I’ll have to start saying that I work out only on Lifevalue Elliptical Systems, the smoothest workout you can handle.
There has been only one regular product placement in these articles. Of course I am talking about those greedy motherfuckers at Subway. Hey Subway, do you know how much free publicity I’m giving you here? How 'bout throwing a sandwich my way once in a while, you stingy fucks!
Anyway, I bring this all up because 1) I really don’t have much else to talk about today. 2) I found an article I did in 2003 about a guy, Tony Trupiano, who lost 200 pounds in 16 months. He used a drug called Leptoprin to get there. While I’m happy to say I’m Leptoprin-free to date, I will also say that any bit of inspiration my fellow chunkies can use is good. So if you want to read the article, I’ve posted it below.
Apparently, Trupiano is running for congress now, so I may get a cease and desist order of my own if this is copyright infringement. However, I DID write the story. These are my words and I certainly am not making any money off them. So I guess I am free with the legal stuff.
Also, Tony Trupiano has a website which, oddly enough, has a weight loss diary. I didn’t find that out until two minutes ago. So take what you will from this guy. People seem to be inspired by him.
By the way, this was published in the Dearborn Press and Guide on Feb 9, 2003. I wouldn’t want those motherfuckers at Heritage Newspapers, the parent company based in Southgate, Michigan (Yeah, the ones that fired my ass. Fuck you.) getting all mad at me for using an article I wrote for their shitty, poorly run company.
Trupiano inspires by example
By Dan Nied, Staff Writer
…I have done pig hormone injections, ear staples, 500 calories a day and a stomach staple. Didn’t work on me at all. At most, I lost 35 lbs."
- Anonymous e-mail to Tony Trupiano
"I’m a pied piper, I’m a leader. I’m not afraid to say that. It’s not an ego thing."
- Tony Trupiano