Many of you are wondering why we never make it to the field. We do too, but we are getting really good at this “you’ve been delayed” thing. I received this email today which should provide some insight into the inner workings of our lengthy application process.


Dear Tim,

The measurements taken at your exam on 12/11/2008, show your current BMI is outside of acceptable. Please note, this is not stopping your medical evaluation process, but it is delaying it.

Your current BMI (30.25) qualifies you for the “Get Healthy Now” Program which is designed to provide you with weight loss/ health tips for an overall more healthy lifestyle. You will soon receive information and your first newsletter regarding the “Get Healthy Now” Program.

Please note that you will need to lose 2 pounds in order to reach your target of 118 pounds for a BMI of 30 or less.

Protocol requires a 3 month medical clearance delay AFTER reaching the target weight. You will be required to have measurements taken again prior to starting 3 month maintenance as well as at the end of maintenance.

Upon successful modification of your health status related to weight and if there are no other medical concerns, your medical clearance process will continue. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-888-356-2020.

Travel Health America
Medical Evaluation Department


yes, 2 pounds… and no, they meant to type 218 pounds, not 118. Also, please pray for Tim as he is clinically obese. As I know many of you are eager and anxious to receive the “Get Healthy Now” newsletter just sign up in the comments section and I will be glad to provide a copy for you.