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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    Eight pounds in one day?! That is insane.
    Man, I love Johnny's candor. There's always this sense of sarcastic wit to his outlook.
    I just hope his physical condition can keep up with his positive frame-of-mind; wherein
    lies Johnny's weakness- stamina.
    He doesn't say it's in one day. He says he was 8 lbs underweight..... I would bet that some of that was virus and some of that was....... the Starbucks diet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    He doesn't say it's in one day.
    True, it says "in a single day".

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    Johnny wound up in the hospital and was given an IV most likely for dehydration. From what I remember reading last year, Johnny couldn't even hold down water before he was taken to the hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjeaskategym View Post
    I didn't know it was humanly possible to lose 8 lbs in one day.
    it is and it's no fun either

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    Eight pounds is probably an exaggeration. . .

    And: Does the US have three spots for men at the Olympics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjeaskategym View Post
    I didn't know it was humanly possible to lose 8 lbs in one day.
    Well, if you have the shiz and vomit, it's entirely possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    He doesn't say it's in one day. He says he was 8 lbs underweight..... I would bet that some of that was virus and some of that was....... the Starbucks diet?
    No, it was a viral infection. Not from the diet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Japanfan View Post
    And: Does the US have three spots for men at the Olympics?
    EYS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanfan View Post
    Eight pounds is probably an exaggeration. . .

    And: Does the US have three spots for men at the Olympics?
    Actually, probably not. I saw him right afterwards, and he looked absolutely skeletal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    Actually, probably not. I saw him right afterwards, and he looked absolutely skeletal.
    I think he always looks pretty "skeletal" It's one of the things that worries me about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorfax View Post
    True, it says "in a single day".
    From the magazine

    "JW: I was very sick with a stomach virus, but I tried, anyway. I was eight pounds underweight, and I went out and missed a few jumps. It was absolutely the lowest point of my career. I was feeling so low that I quit skating for two months, and I wasn’t sure if I’d come back."


    I don't get the"single day" reference. If he was sick for several days that's easily believable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    I don't get the"single day" reference.
    Perhaps you should read the article this thread is about.

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    He could lose 8 pounds in a few minutes just by cutting off the pompadour lol What is it with his hair these days? At one of the GPs it was so plastered down it looked like a bad hair piece.


    I'm glad to hear how he is approaching things though and wish him luck.

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    Wonderful interview. Johnny appears to be on a roll. Good luck...."Be Good, Johnny!"

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    Fwiw..I think the confusion regarding the 8 lbs in one day is because there are two articles linked in this thread. Don't know if this was a thread merge but obviously some of us for whatever reason (Carolla and I ) clicked on the other article. Hence the confusion.

    Either way the only way he could have lost 8 lbs in one day is if he forgot his ego on the bus. Vomiting and similar is not going to take that much in one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marbri View Post
    Either way the only way he could have lost 8 lbs in one day is if he forgot his ego on the bus. Vomiting and similar is not going to take that much in one day.
    Don't under estimate the weight of fluid. A liter of water weighs over two pounds. If he had severe vomiting and diarrhea and wasn't able to rehydrate, it seems entirely possible that he could have lost that much weight in a day. I'm sure he wouldn't have been hospitalized if his reaction had not been severe.
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    I once lost 8 pounds overnight from a severe "stomach flu" (from eating bad food). It takes a while to rehydrate after that, and such a whack to the system has to be hard on the whole body for an athlete in training.

    Anyway, great article in the Southwest Airlines mag. Fingers crossed for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorfax View Post
    Perhaps you should read the article this thread is about.
    I went with the direct quote which I tend to trust more then "journalistic" let's make this an exciting story tendencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    I went with the direct quote which I tend to trust more then "journalistic" let's make this an exciting story tendencies.
    Especially since it's icenetwork, known for crappy journalism... LOL

    I've always heard about 8 pounds, but I never heard him mention that it was in 1 day before. Something tells me that's as true as the headline, that calls Weir "unflappable". Of all people...

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    If I recall correctly, what Johnny actually said last January was that while sick with the flu, he had lost eight pounds and had spent a day in the hospital.

    Some media source wrote that he said he had lost eight pounds during the one day he was in the hospital (not exactly the same thing), and once it gets reported by one news source, others just pick it up from there and report it as fact.

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    Johnny Weir ESPN Article

    If this was already posted, please forgive me

    http://sz0060.wc.mail.comcast.net/se...d=26560&part=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    If this was already posted, please forgive me

    http://sz0060.wc.mail.comcast.net/se...d=26560&part=2


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