Take Care of the one thing nobody can take away from you, YOUR BODY!

Posted: September 13, 2021 in Uncategorized
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Celebrate the good things in life! 

Ten years ago this year at (50 years young) I had cataract surgery in my right eye followed by emergency detached retina surgery two weeks later on the same eye. On 9/7/21 I was reminded by my Ophthalmologist Dr.  Rezaei that his warranty is still intact (LOL) with 20/20 in my right eye and 20/25 in my left eye. He said it would be okay to have the minor cataract removed in my left eye but that scary emergency detached retina surgery clearly sticks in my head like it was yesterday. He suggested a tweak in my eyeglass subscription to make up for the slight cataract would work just as well for now. On 9/9/21 I saw my regular eye doctor who confirmed and recommended that the vision in my left eye does not warrant cataract surgery right now. It’s coming within the next few years. He also said that being 10 years older also reduces any chance of detached retina. In the meantime, I ordered new glasses and frames to accommodate my left eye vision. 

At the end of September 2021, at the young age of 62, I begin the process of removing the varicose veins from my legs for the 2nd time in 8 years. Both of these things remind me of the things that my body has endured since 2010.

I could tell you the year that I had everything done but that is really irrelevant. Since 2010, I lost 135# all naturally, I was LIVE on The NBC Today Show for losing over 100#, had braces in my mouth for 18-months to fix my crooked teeth, had a knee surgery, had cataract surgery, had emergency detached retina surgery, ran 10-1/2 Marathons, ran many 5k’s, 10k’s and 15k’s, ran the 2013 Chicago Marathon (yep, 26.2 miles), skydived out of airplanes at 18,000’, successfully did 8-Hustle Up the Hancock stair climbs, became a certified scuba diver, became a Triathlete 🏊‍♂️ 🚴 🏃 3 times over, biked 🚴 numerous all in one day 100-mile bike rides, had a root canal and got a tooth crown, had skin cancer removed from my left shoulder.

I also have leg pressed 500#, deadlifted 275# and I give blood every 56 days 

My weight loss story was featured in the Joy Bauer book that was released on March 23, 2012 Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration An inspirational book, with 30 stories of ordinary people who have all lost over 100#(+) naturally and are working hard to keep it off. 

I have Never Give Up, Never Quit motto in life. Work Hard. Play Hard. Relax Harder is my best life motto!

As a baseball and softball umpire who’s gigs are mostly on the dish (behind the plate), warrants 180-240 squats every game. On a doubleheader day, that 360-480 squats in 3-hours. ON a tournament day with 4 games, it’s 720-960 squats in 6-7 hours! That’s a challenge I would ask anyone 1/2 my age to accomplish. Which one of you is ready to become an umpire?

On 8/1/21 I stepped on the scale and found myself 40# over my goal. I immediately started to begin doing something about dropping that weight. Walking daily or riding my bike and I’m down 6# in the first month and working hard to get my goal back. 

This summer I have swam pool lengths just about everyday and have seen my biceps grow larger than I have ever seen them. 

With September beginning, my goal is to hit the gym 2-3 days a week to lift weights and get back to the leg press weight and deadlift weight back I had done before. Trying to get 500m of rowing back under 1:55. Riding my bike outside as much as I can and continue my pool lengths swimming.

Nobody is stopping me from doing any or all of these things except for myself. Change begins in the mirror, so let’s go!

Bring fuel to your life. Keep doing the things that keep you alive. Mentally, physically and spiritually.


Talk / Text / Email me… Anytime.

Rick Gosser

talk or text  219-808-9888

email: gosserrick@sbcglobal.net

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