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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 1/17/2006 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everybody, my name is Tony. I am 23 years old and I have C.F. I found this site about a month ago and have been meaning to post here. I don't have a ton of free time but I will post when possible. I have always had a mild case of C.F. but when I was in high school i struggled with not being "normal" there for I wanted to be like the other kids. I smoked for about 2-3 years on and off and heavily experimented with drugs and alcohol. The summer after I graduated I was admitted to the hospital for the first time. At the time I thought I would change and begin to take care of myself, but I didn't. I quit smoking at that point, but still drank and did not did breathing treatments. It was not until I lived on my own that I began to grow up. The biggest push for health came when I married my wife almost 3 years ago. With her help I began to do better, but the shining moment that happened in my life  came almost a year ago. In march something clicked and me and my wife decided to join a gym. Since that time my health has improved tremendously.
In the past couple of months I have really kicked things into high gear. I have decided to get certified as a personal trainer, as well as sports/life nutritionist. I have found how much a good diet and excercise can help me so I plan on trying to work with my doctors to help other young people with C.F. to get healthy. I know there are many people who are close to my age who look like they could work out if only they had the inspiration to do so. I am not so naive to think that I will be an inspiration to all, but If I can help another person feel as good health wise as I do then I will be happy.I have also decided to follow a dream and pursue a career (at least an amatuer one) in my favorite sport Mixed Martial Arts. A famous fighter in Oregon -Matt Lindland does charity for C.F. and we talked, he has offered for me to come out to one of his camps to begin training with Team Quest. I also have an MMA teacher were I live who is very interested  in training me. I am 5'9 and weigh 155 lbs. right now I have a very low body fat % and have gained 2-3 inches of lean muscle all over my frame so far. I really would like to help anybody on this forum in any way I can.
You can e-mail me if you want at
I will reply as time allows, right now I am working with my 15 year old brother to lose weight, he is 5'8 and 215 lbs. I work during the day and then I'm at the gym about 4-5 nights a week, plus I have to attend to my wife or there could be trouble.
BTW I read a thread a while back about how to fatten up a child's meal and someone suggested to add alot of cheese to it. I would not suggest to much dairy in any C.F. patients life that has mild-severe C.F. more dairy produces thicker mucus. The thicker it is the harder it will be to get out.Thank you in advance to anyone who post back to this!
Tony H.

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 1/20/2006 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go! Wives have that knack for keeping their husbands in line. It's that love thing and wanting to keep you around. My wifes been doing that for almost 16 years now, along with my son.
pour on the fat and hope for the best

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