Extreme Weight Loss Program

Last week, when I posted that I was attending an extreme weight loss program in Las Vegas, it turned out to be a bit of a test to see if people actually clicked on the link.  I will post more later (I have a bid due today and am jamming on that) but here is a picture

Your humble correspondent is roughly in the center, heading at high speed towards a looming equal-and-opposite-direction-type disaster with the camera man.  It is all well and good to fully intellectualize the laws of mechanics in zero-g, and quite another to convince your body's motor control system to accept them.


  1. Barbara S. Meyer:

    That,s my boy (and granddaughter). I'm so proud! This is why I spent all that money on Princeton and Harvard.

  2. TJIC:

    Very cool! Bonus: I notice that you've changed out of the standard issue black polo shirt! ;-)

  3. Steve:

    I take it that by now you have gained back all the weight you lost. Talk about a yo-yo weight loss plan. If you lose 100% of your weight and gain it all back, the increase is astronomical

  4. DrTorch:

    Wow, you really slimmed down in that pic. You look great.

  5. Roy Lofquist:

    Been there, done that - 'cept when it ain't supposed to happen it's known as an oh, sh*t moment.

  6. Robert Dammers:

    Indeed, reducing gravity is a much more certain weight loss scheme than all that work losing mass.

  7. Steve Burrows:

    Wicked cool!

    Brings back distant memories of my father flying "astronauts" in his small plane with the family aboard. We would get, at most, 10 seconds of micro-g, long enough to bring up the lint from beneath the seats. My brother and I would bring random objects to watch tumble around the cabin, we were not permitted to release our seatbelts, alas.

    Keep us posted should you ride Branson's rocket!

  8. John Moore:

    Brings back a few memories too...

    When I first got my pilots license, I would entertain myself by flying a pack of cigarettes from the top of the instrument panel into my pocket. Needless to say, almost zero-G. Also rather fun - to put your focus on the object rather than the aircraft.

    When I was in the Navy, during P-3 rocket firings, I would sometimes go aft and float around in the several seconds of zero G during the maneuver.

    A vomit comet, however, might be a bit more challenging, as the zero G lasts a lot longer. Hope you had fun and kept it down (or wherever your stomach is in zero G).

  9. A Friend:

    Wow does that look fun!!