THE QATSPY® Quapaw Avid Tailgate Sports & Performance Reporter

THE SPORTS PAGE for LIFE- Covering and writing about Sports as a means to help us to achieve a successful, prosperous, and active lifestyle!

By: Charles W. Boatright, President of THE QATSPY®

Prescription for Weight Loss w/o Drugs– There’s Interest in generic drug Tizepatide or Mounjaro, Ozempic, and Wegovy for weight loss. This is a prescribed drug for Type-2 Diabetes that is also being used for weight control & obesity.

I will have Saturday Sports article coming out on January 20, 2024 on the use of Mounjaro that was used by a sports legend.  

Everyone is familiar with the stats concerning the obesity rate now pushing 43% of Americans. If you are trying to lose weight as part of your New Year’s Resolution, I know all too well the difficulties you are facing, dieting and hitting the gym.

Before you resort to injections to drop weight, consider this factor. These injections done once a week for Type-2 diabetes cost between $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 per injection. I prefer to drop weight with diet and fitness, without the side effects. I’m not talking about 5- Lbs, I’m talking about in my case dropping 9.25- inches, 52- Lbs in 32- weeks between November 28th, 2014 and July 12th, 2015.


My Weight Condition in 2014

I was 45- Lbs overweight with a waistline of 37.75 inches and with a height of 66- inches.

My healthy waistline based on my height should be 66 / 2 – 33- inches. But because I was starting a sportswear performance business in June of 2015, I used a denominator of 2.2, or 66 / 2.2 = 30- inches. That meant that I needed to lose 7.75- inches in my waist, or about 45- Lbs (5.75 Lbs per inch) in 31- weeks.

You can expect to lose a-quarter-of-a-inch per week or about 2- Lbs/week.

My Chemical Engineering Background to Develop a Diet Plan

I used my Chemical Engineering background to develop a better and improved diet plan, than what I was using, to drop my weight. Up until then, every diet that I tried had failed, as most of you might have experienced in your weight loss.

My fitness program consist of our 101st fitness training we did to maintain our readiness, view my video below:

We know that a healthy diet should consist of Protein, Fiber, Omega- 3 Fats, and complex Carbs. DO NOT go on a Carb Free Diet it is unhealthy for a number of reasons. I used these nine (9) data points, shown below, on this nutrition label, for example, to help me to decipher a nutrition label starting on November 28th, 2014.

The MELIORA (Latin for Better or improved) Diet that Turbocharges Your Body

Before you ditch your New Year’s Resolutions, look at using the PREMIER process to drop your weight:

Purpose, Reason, Execution, Metric Incentive, Expectations , Results

P– Purpose- I had my purpose to lose 45- Lbs in 31- weeks before I started my sportswear and performance business in June of 2015. I was retiring from line work at age 57.

This is a 206(D) Bell Jet Ranger that we used to perform aerial patrol of our grid when I worked with Entergy Mississippi Transmission Lines as a Grid Engineer.

R– Reason- I was going to also start modeling our sports apparel and produce training videos as the instructor. The camera provides the most critical critique of your health and fitness of anything. Before you start a diet and fitness program take a before photograph that will reinforce your reason to continue.

My Orange Bucket Challenge that I use during my instructional Golf

My Safari Cockpit Collection and Aviation Gear:

Our Safari Cockpit Collection & Aviation Flight Gear

E– Execution- I developed the MELIORA DIET based on WHAT I ate (a DAC score equal to or below 3.25) and WHEN I ate (between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.). I lost 4- inches during just the month of December of 2014. Refer to my waistline chart, below.

My actual Waistline Chart that I kept.

Some years after I developed The MELIORA DIET, John Tesh had a great segment on his radio show about the benefits of eating below 6 p.m. for a number of health benefits. Dieting was just one of many benefits.

I knew I had the right diet I needed when I lost 35- Lbs or 4- inches during the month of December.

MI– Metric & Incentive- I measured my waistline a min. once a week to plot my progress that I used as my incentive. Incentives are huge!

E– Expectations- I was placing a high demand on myself and my diet program, at age 57, in December of 2015 to reach my goal in June of 2015. I was going to start modeling our Safari Cockpit Collection at age 57 then, and now 9- years later at age 66.

R-Results- I was just trying to drop 45- Lbs and 7.75- inches to get into shape within 31- weeks. I accomplished that, but I dropped something else unexpected, I dropped 30 years off my age based on a diet that is high in Protein, Fiber, Omega-3 Fats, and complex Carbs.

I also dropped my Physical Exams Numbers at age 66 without being on any prescribed medication:

Blood pressure- 125/82

Blood Glucose- 109 (Non Fasting)

Total Cholesterol- 158

PSA- 6.2

Waistline- 28.50″

Weight- 148 Lbs.

BMI- 18.75

One of the most challenging photographs to do is an AB Challenge, especially at age 66. After we did a photoshoot for our Safari Cockpit Collections, above, on 21Dec2023, I did an AB Challenge in our hangar, below.

My AB Challenge that was taken on December 21, 2023 at age 66. The motorcycle is an INDIAN Scout Bobber 60, the aircraft is a P-51 Mustang that was one like Tom Cruise (Maverick) Owns and flew in the Movie TOP GUN: MAVERICK.

My NEW E-Book THE MELIORA DIET & FITNESS Program that details how step-by-step process out I dropped 52-Lbs and 30- years off the age of my skin.


NOTE: If you noticed, I had an above average PSA reading during my physical in August. The Urologist performed a Prostate Biopsy in December of 2023 that confirmed that I have barely Stage 1 Prostate Cancer. I realize PSA tests aren’t perfect, GUYS, but it is the only method we have presently to detect possible malignancies early.