Monday, July 25, 2011

Mr. Extra Large Lungs


I have missed the last 2 days on my 30 Day Challenge to blog. I will not give any excuses not writing but instead I am back with a vengeance. Here is the first one for the day:

Let me introduce Mr. Exrta Large lungs. It happened on Saturday we finally dragged ourselves to the doctors for the routine health checkup. This is testament to our national obsession not to let go anything that is free – even if it means shedding some blood.

I was already angry due my 12 hr fast for this test. To make matters worst we were running late. We were quickly whisked through to run the regular tests – ECG, blood pressure, X-ray and a series of blood tests.

But the real highlight of the day was the PEF Test (Peak Expiratory Flow). The nurse gives us small pocket sized equipment with markings that indicate the lung capacity. We were asked to take a deep breathe and blow into the equipment. I try once and nurse looks unimpressed and asks me to repeat the test. The following two attempts also had similar readings.

Then came Mr. Extra Large Lungs to do his reading with usual competitive spirit. He took a deep breathe and blew into the instrument with a scale-busting result (as he would like boast about). The nurse appeared flabbergasted as recorded the reading in her file. It turns out his reading is 760 as against the normal reading of 640 for people of his age and height.

Mr. Extra Large Lungs has been seen sporting a proud grin ever since and has been broadcasting his feat to the whole world to my extreme annoyance.

But deep under I admire his dedication of getting up every morning and hitting the gym for the last 10 months. Now I know what he has been upto - working on expanding his lungs…



23 comments:

  1. Deepak yes truly to my better ... but you have to admire his determination ... wish I had I had half of that ...

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  2. Wow.. 760 against 640. That is some reading. Must have been a proud moment for sure. :) Kudos to him and the rigorous gym routine. :)

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    1. No wonder he was sporting that proud grin .. still does miss a chance to tell everyone about it ..

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  3. wow.. well done to him , takes a lot of dedication to get up early morning and gymming .. kudos I have given up on that :(

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks Bikramjit - he started this just a little more than 2 years and has experienced immense improvement overall .. I think what really works for him is he mixes it up someday outdoors, or the gym.. brisk walking with weight has been the best result he has seen so far..


      Even I have lost it but I am willing to take up the challenge ... what about you ???

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  4. His dedication to get up early and go gymming is paying off well.Happy that I read this post, now I have some inspiration to hit back the gym again :)

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    1. Arnab - his dedication is our little girl Smera .. from the time he heard we were having a baby, he just pushed himself to do it .. now he has withdrawal symptoms if does not go ...

      Try it!! I will be soon starting after my little vacation :D

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  5. Wow! Makes me think I must find out mine :)

    Came to your blog via Indiblogger and enjoyed the post. Here's to good health!

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    1. Manreet lovely meeting you too .. And yes you must find out your source of encouragement!!

      Cheers to good health!!

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  7. hahaha...he was surely Mr. Extra Large Lungs...760 was too much... :P

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  8. i must try blowing into the device to check my "extra large lungs" as i myself have been jogging now for more than 8 months ...

    :P

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    1. Then you must ... never you might be the next Mr. Extra large lungs ..

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  9. Really! I want to exercise harder now. Hats off to Mr. Extra Large Lungs!! :D He's officially famous now giving inspiration to so many others :)

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    1. Thanks Jen .. he has been my inspiration in many way and this one is a challenge for me but I am up for it :D

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  10. I always think of doing but laziness creeps up.

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    1. like me huh?? but I will be making an effort once I am back from my vacation :D

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  11. I am a pretty soft-voiced person....But our housekeeper can surely give your 'Mr. Loud' a run for his money :)

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  13. ..very inspirational n eyeopener blog. I wrote a post on running some time back. http://tinyurl.com/run4u

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