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mamaste 08-24-21 01:00 PM

Poor Bill Phillips Got COVID
 
I am not posting this to be political, just an example of what COVID can do to a fit and healthy person. 😢 Itís heartbreaking to see him like this.https://twitter.com/kellyreinketv/st...254956548?s=21 https://twitter.com/kellyreinketv/st...254956548?s=21

Pat58 08-24-21 01:25 PM

I hope he feels better soon and doesn't have any complications. :(

mamaste 08-24-21 02:42 PM

I tried to post the photos, but it didnít work. He doesnít look very healthy right now. I hope heís able to regain the strength he has lost. Itís so shocking how something so tiny can do so much damage.

mamaste 08-24-21 03:38 PM

[QUOTE=mamaste;2938503]I am not posting this to be political, just an example of what COVID can do to a fit and healthy person. 😢 Itís heartbreaking to see him like this.

https://twitter.com/kellyreinketv/st...254956548?s=21

wendug 08-24-21 03:53 PM

I didn't know who this person was, but I read his story. YIKES! No matter how healthy you think you are, don't mess with this virus. He's going to have a LONG road to recovery.

frogribbit 08-24-21 04:29 PM

Wow! :eek:

Buzzer 08-24-21 06:14 PM

I think it's sad, however I will jump in to say that I knew this man in the past. Not only personally but also professionally. That "before" picture of him was him in his 30's. He's now in his mid to late 50's. That's not what has happened to him since he got covid. He had some injuries since the "before" picture was taken that has affected his physique, and some other things he did in his younger days that he admits to, which could have affected his health to begin with.

I do think covid can have some bad affects, however I want to make sure the air is cleared that this did not strike down a man that looked like that, into the man he is now. That picture is a promo picture from his EAS/Body for Life days.

I do wish him well on his healing journey. I am not trying to diminish where he is now, but I was shocked that they were holding up that picture as the "before" as if that's what he looked like in May.

Please don't shout me down. I just wanted to make sure you guys knew that you can't compare a picture of someone 20 years ago to what they look like now, covid or not.

Sollamyn 08-24-21 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wendug (Post 2938519)
I didn't know who this person was, but I read his story. YIKES! No matter how healthy you think you are, don't mess with this virus. He's going to have a LONG road to recovery.

He wrote "Body for Life" and "Eating for Life." Both were pretty popular books about 20ish years ago.

Donna

Sollamyn 08-24-21 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzzer (Post 2938534)
I think it's sad, however I will jump in to say that I knew this man in the past. Not only personally but also professionally. That "before" picture of him was him in his 30's. He's now in his mid to late 50's. That's not what has happened to him since he got covid. He had some injuries since the "before" picture was taken that has affected his physique, and some other things he did in his younger days that he admits to, which could have affected his health to begin with.

I do think covid can have some bad affects, however I want to make sure the air is cleared that this did not strike down a man that looked like that, into the man he is now. That picture is a promo picture from his EAS/Body for Life days.

I do wish him well on his healing journey. I am not trying to diminish where he is now, but I was shocked that they were holding up that picture as the "before" as if that's what he looked like in May.

Please don't shout me down. I just wanted to make sure you guys knew that you can't compare a picture of someone 20 years ago to what they look like now, covid or not.

I think you made some valid points. I wonder what his real "before" picture looks like and why they would use this old picture for the contrast to the way he looks today. :confused:

Donna

tytbody 08-24-21 06:43 PM

Like I said before. Covid doesnít segregate. It can hit anyone. At any time
Tht is a really really sad photo of bill. I still have his book. Even after he sold EAS he was still a good coach. Been through a lot.

tytbody 08-24-21 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sollamyn (Post 2938537)
I think you made some valid points. I wonder what his real "before" picture looks like and why they would use this old picture for the contrast to the way he looks today. :confused:

Donna

For drama. People get weak but not that drastically. Thatís for attention.

tytbody 08-24-21 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzzer (Post 2938534)
I think it's sad, however I will jump in to say that I knew this man in the past. Not only personally but also professionally. That "before" picture of him was him in his 30's. He's now in his mid to late 50's. That's not what has happened to him since he got covid. He had some injuries since the "before" picture was taken that has affected his physique, and some other things he did in his younger days that he admits to, which could have affected his health to begin with.

I do think covid can have some bad affects, however I want to make sure the air is cleared that this did not strike down a man that looked like that, into the man he is now. That picture is a promo picture from his EAS/Body for Life days.

I do wish him well on his healing journey. I am not trying to diminish where he is now, but I was shocked that they were holding up that picture as the "before" as if that's what he looked like in May.

Please don't shout me down. I just wanted to make sure you guys knew that you can't compare a picture of someone 20 years ago to what they look like now, covid or not.

Ditto. I agree. He was having something going on before he got struck with this illness

Leonana 08-24-21 07:10 PM

Someone in the Twitter thread posted an updated before pic. Itís still a drastic difference. Although I imagine it would be for anyone after being in the hospital for two months.

mamaste 08-24-21 07:13 PM

He has some recent social media posts where he still looks pretty fit. I just feel bad that someone within our VF radar got COVID and fighting for his life took away something that is pretty important to us: our fitness levels. ☹️

tytbody 08-24-21 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mamaste (Post 2938545)
He has some recent social media posts where he still looks pretty fit. I just feel bad that someone within our VF radar got COVID and fighting for his life took away something that is pretty important to us: our fitness levels. ☹️

Ilara had BC.
Donít matter how fit you are. A virus can seep into anyone. No one is above getting anything.

mamaste 08-24-21 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tytbody (Post 2938546)
Ilara had BC.
Donít matter how fit you are. A virus can seep into anyone. No one is above getting anything.

Itís so scary. It reminds me of how Anna Benson lived such a healthy lifestyle, but she developed a cancer that took her life. We are all so fragile. It puts things into perspective.

Jane P. 08-25-21 06:20 AM

Best wishes to him and his family.

It does seem as though the virus ravishes some people, and other people get sick and recover at home. You just don't know how it will affect you as an individual.

tytbody 08-25-21 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mamaste (Post 2938570)
Itís so scary. It reminds me of how Anna Benson lived such a healthy lifestyle, but she developed a cancer that took her life. We are all so fragile. It puts things into perspective.

I not sure what that means "it puts things into perspective" please explain.

ellaenchanted 08-25-21 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leonana (Post 2938544)
Someone in the Twitter thread posted an updated before pic. Itís still a drastic difference. Although I imagine it would be for anyone after being in the hospital for two months.

Yes, there were fairly recent pics of him lookking pretty fit at 50. There was also a nurse who was into lifting and lost quite a bit of weight after being sick with covid. The nurse lost a lot of muscle mass and around 30 pounds. I have been sick with bad viruses or stimach flus in the past and lost 10 pounds in under a week.

amoodygirl 08-25-21 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tytbody (Post 2938591)
I not sure what that means "it puts things into perspective" please explain.

I think what she meant - and correct me if I'm wrong - that we take so many things for granted and when we get ill, we realize just what's really important in life.

tytbody 08-25-21 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoodygirl (Post 2938633)
I think what she meant - and correct me if I'm wrong - that we take so many things for granted and when we get ill, we realize just what's really important in life.

I can understand that. Thank you. :o

pgun3 08-25-21 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzzer (Post 2938534)
I think it's sad, however I will jump in to say that I knew this man in the past. Not only personally but also professionally. That "before" picture of him was him in his 30's. He's now in his mid to late 50's. That's not what has happened to him since he got covid. He had some injuries since the "before" picture was taken that has affected his physique, and some other things he did in his younger days that he admits to, which could have affected his health to begin with.

I do think covid can have some bad affects, however I want to make sure the air is cleared that this did not strike down a man that looked like that, into the man he is now. That picture is a promo picture from his EAS/Body for Life days.

I do wish him well on his healing journey. I am not trying to diminish where he is now, but I was shocked that they were holding up that picture as the "before" as if that's what he looked like in May.

Please don't shout me down. I just wanted to make sure you guys knew that you can't compare a picture of someone 20 years ago to what they look like now, covid or not.

Thank you for that information. I would have not known. The tweet is not surprisingly deceptive and of course is very political stating he looks like this because of not wanting to get the vax.

Leonana 08-25-21 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pgun3 (Post 2938692)
Thank you for that information. I would have not known. The tweet is not surprisingly deceptive and of course is very political stating he looks like this because of not wanting to get the vax.

It wasn't completely deceptive, as a more recent picture was posted, and it was still a big difference in appearance. He was very fit for his age. However, I agree they should have used the more recent picture.

ellaenchanted 08-26-21 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leonana (Post 2938701)
It wasn't completely deceptive, as a more recent picture was posted, and it was still a big difference in appearance. He was very fit for his age. However, I agree they should have used the more recent picture.

I just looked up the picture because Bill looked older than the BFL days and it turns out that the poc they used is not that old. The full pic says he is 50 years old.when he was taken. You can see by his face and hair it is not from 20 years ago.
https://billphillipsnews.com/2015/12...ore-to-afters/

It was promotional material from a newer book.

leigh1673 08-26-21 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzzer (Post 2938534)
I think it's sad, however I will jump in to say that I knew this man in the past. Not only personally but also professionally. That "before" picture of him was him in his 30's. He's now in his mid to late 50's. That's not what has happened to him since he got covid. He had some injuries since the "before" picture was taken that has affected his physique, and some other things he did in his younger days that he admits to, which could have affected his health to begin with.

I do think covid can have some bad affects, however I want to make sure the air is cleared that this did not strike down a man that looked like that, into the man he is now. That picture is a promo picture from his EAS/Body for Life days.

I do wish him well on his healing journey. I am not trying to diminish where he is now, but I was shocked that they were holding up that picture as the "before" as if that's what he looked like in May.

Please don't shout me down. I just wanted to make sure you guys knew that you can't compare a picture of someone 20 years ago to what they look like now, covid or not.

That picture was him at 50. So, a 6 year difference.

A life-threatening bout of COVID absolutely can age you quite dramatically, both on the outside and inside.

Jane P. 08-26-21 08:50 AM

It's clear he was a vey sick man if he had to be hospitalized for two months. I wish him and his family the very best. Not sure his life will ever be the same, but at least he's still here.

fanofladyvols 08-26-21 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pat58 (Post 2938504)
i hope he feels better soon and doesn't have any complications. :(

+1 🙏

amoodygirl 08-26-21 09:44 AM

This article was posted yesterday from The Sacramento Bee. I just pray he doesn't become a Covid long hauler. Just shows me that the virus doesn't discriminate - no matter how fit its victim. I lost my cousin to Covid last November - she did everything right but the maintenance people in her building knowingly had Covid and wouldn't wear masks. We found this out after she passed.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavi...253708748.html

Karla25 08-26-21 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by amoodygirl (Post 2938749)
This article was posted yesterday from The Sacramento Bee. I just pray he doesn't become a Covid long hauler. Just shows me that the virus doesn't discriminate - no matter how fit its victim. I lost my cousin to Covid last November - she did everything right but the maintenance people in her building knowingly had Covid and wouldn't wear masks. We found this out after she passed.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavi...253708748.html


Unfortunately, all Covid posts eventually get political. I'm sorry about your cousin. However, I don't believe wearing a cloth mask makes any real difference in the spread of the virus. A cloth mask only helps if one sneezes or coughs into the mask to stop the water droplets from spraying directly onto others. Most people probably pull the mask down when they cough or sneeze because they don't want to wear a wet mask.

We don't know what type of medical treatment Bill has received, many liberal doctors refuse to provide treatments based primarily on their political beliefs. Best practice is for each of us to do the research on available treatments and discuss treatment options with our doctors before getting the virus.

We also don't know if Bill had any types of deficiencies. Many people are low in zinc and D3. These have been proven through testing to help reduce symptoms of Covid. We don't know what precautionary measures (if any) he took to build up his immune system.

Sadly, I will probably get some negative feedback from my post and there will probably be people that no longer want to associate with me. However, I am going to speak the truth as I see it.

I've read posts here in this forum where pro-maskers have wanted to inflict violence by slapping people that don't wear masks. Many in this group do not believe in allowing others to have a differing opinion. There is no free discourse. That's another reason to stay away from posting threads about Covid. It creates too much disharmony. Instead of building up relationships, it tears people apart.

amoodygirl 08-26-21 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Karla25 (Post 2938756)
That's another reason to stay away from posting threads about Covid. It creates too much disharmony. Instead of building up relationships, it tears people apart.

Well, one should heed one's own advice. I wasn't making this political whatsoever but you just did. This virus has nothing to do with politics whatsoever.

JackieB 08-26-21 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pgun3 (Post 2938692)
Thank you for that information. I would have not known. The tweet is not surprisingly deceptive and of course is very political stating he looks like this because of not wanting to get the vax.

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoodygirl (Post 2938757)
Well, one should heed one's own advice. I wasn't making this political whatsoever but you just did. This virus has nothing to do with politics whatsoever.

Sadly, it is political.

My mom is in the hospital, in critical condition with encephalitis. Her doctors have brought up the possibility that it is a reaction to "the shot".

There are risks and benefits with all our health decisions. Be kind.

cataddict 08-26-21 11:14 AM

Can we please just stop bickering about the politics and express empathy for the souls who are impacted by the virus? Why does every single thread have to go downhill in a matter of a few posts pushing an agenda with nothing to gain since no minds are changed and civilized discussion is cut off. Canít we reign it in?

Thoughts and prayers for Bill Phillips and his family.

hedygs 08-26-21 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoodygirl (Post 2938757)
Well, one should heed one's own advice. I wasn't making this political whatsoever but you just did. This virus has nothing to do with politics whatsoever.

Agree.

Then throw in some nonsense about doctors and boom!

gladgirl 08-26-21 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackieB (Post 2938758)
Sadly, it is political.

My mom is in the hospital, in critical condition with encephalitis. Her doctors have brought up the possibility that it is a reaction to "the shot".

There are risks and benefits with all our health decisions. Be kind.

So very sorry to hear this, Jackie. So frightening! How long ago did she get the shot for them to think this may be a reaction to it.

And, yes, "Be Kind" should be our first thought no matter what your politics.

JackieB 08-26-21 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gladgirl (Post 2938765)
So very sorry to hear this, Jackie. So frightening! How long ago did she get the shot for them to think this may be a reaction to it.

And, yes, "Be Kind" should be our first thought no matter what your politics.

Thank you. She has had issues since her 2nd shot in July; passing out, flu like symptoms, in and out of the clinic. Add confusion and fever the beginning of August. She was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital August 11; she was intubated and survived that. Now she is back in my hometown hospital. DH and I were there this past weekend and will likely be going again this weekend.

Yep, I think a healthy dose of tolerance and kindness applies to all :love: .

ellaenchanted 08-26-21 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cataddict (Post 2938762)
Can we please just stop bickering about the politics and express empathy for the souls who are impacted by the virus? Why does every single thread have to go downhill in a matter of a few posts pushing an agenda with nothing to gain since no minds are changed and civilized discussion is cut off. Can’t we reign it in?

Thoughts and prayers for Bill Phillips and his family.

Thank you. It is always the same. Have some empathy. It is inappropriate to finger point at someone who was very sick or accuse them of having an agenda.

The whole point is that even with best intentions and habits, anyone can suffer a setback.

fanofladyvols 08-26-21 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackieB (Post 2938771)
Thank you. She has had issues since her 2nd shot in July; passing out, flu like symptoms, in and out of the clinic. Add confusion and fever the beginning of August. She was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital August 11; she was intubated and survived that. Now she is back in my hometown hospital. DH and I were there this past weekend and will likely be going again this weekend.

Jackie I'm so sorry :( Sending you and yours prayers 🙏

mamaste 08-26-21 12:17 PM

It’s only political we choose to make it political. I posted this because Bill Phillips is “one of us”. His book was once popular with the VF crowd. I’m sorry if someone you know and love got COVID got sick and/or died. I really really am. I would appreciate if everyone ignored comments about vaccinations and masks since that isn’t why I posted this. COVID took a serious toll on him. I’m shocked how a virus took away so much from him. I hope we can all appreciate out health a strength a little more after seeing this. Thanks.

Karla25 08-26-21 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoodygirl (Post 2938749)
This article was posted yesterday from The Sacramento Bee. I just pray he doesn't become a Covid long hauler. Just shows me that the virus doesn't discriminate - no matter how fit its victim. I lost my cousin to Covid last November - she did everything right but the maintenance people in her building knowingly had Covid and wouldn't wear masks. We found this out after she passed.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavi...253708748.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoodygirl (Post 2938757)
Well, one should heed one's own advice. I wasn't making this political whatsoever but you just did. This virus has nothing to do with politics whatsoever.

I didn't start this thread. We have so many people that no longer post here in this forum because of these types of threads. There aren't many regular posters left.

When you stated that your cousin died because the maintenance people in her building didn't wear masks, you should have expected a negative reaction. You can't falsely accuse people of murder/negligent homicide because they didn't wear a mask.

I'm saying the Covid threads are better discussed in other forums if we don't want to lose even more members. The virus has been highly politicized, to think otherwise is naÔve. The tentacles of politics has wound its way through the government's response to the virus and of the treatments for the virus.

Leonana 08-26-21 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ellaenchanted (Post 2938725)
I just looked up the picture because Bill looked older than the BFL days and it turns out that the poc they used is not that old. The full pic says he is 50 years old.when he was taken. You can see by his face and hair it is not from 20 years ago.
https://billphillipsnews.com/2015/12...ore-to-afters/

It was promotional material from a newer book.

I didn't realize that. Thanks for the information.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackieB (Post 2938758)
Sadly, it is political.

My mom is in the hospital, in critical condition with encephalitis. Her doctors have brought up the possibility that it is a reaction to "the shot".

There are risks and benefits with all our health decisions. Be kind.

I'm so sorry about your mother.


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