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    Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8357654/

    ne year ago, Deuel weighed 1,072 pounds. He was so enormous that his bedroom wall had to be cut out to extract him from his home. Then, he was rushed to a South Dakota hospital in an ambulance with extra-wide doors and a ramp-and-winch system that had to be dispatched from Denver.

    One man. More than a half-ton. Mind-boggling.

    Grim reality
    So, too, were the grim realities of Deuel’s life. He hadn’t left his bedroom in seven months. He’d barely been outside in seven years. He couldn’t sit up. He couldn’t roll over by himself. He had heart trouble and diabetes and needed oxygen.

    Patrick Deuel was dying. A photo taken last June shows a pneumatic-like figure sprawled helplessly on his stomach looking like an inflated balloon.

    Now 12 months after being hospitalized for gastric bypass surgery, Deuel sits on a love seat that is propped up on cement blocks. He still looks like a plus-sized Buddha. But he is less than half the man he used to be and that, his doctor says, is amazing progress.

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    This article reminds me that I haven't eaten today AND that it's now time to feed the dog his drugs and dinner.

    Thank you, Oprah's Hero!!!

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    I swear Oprah brings these people on just to make her feel better about herself.
    Oprah: "Geez no matter how bad I was, at least I wasn't a 1000 FREAKING POUNDS!!!"

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    Ah the dumbass shouldn't have gained the ton in the first place.

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    okay, how in God's name do you reach 1000 pounds ?

    i mean, once you get over 300 pounds at most, take a hint and stop eating.... how the fuck can you get to 1000 pounds? it just boggles my mind....


    well, good for him that he's still alive i guess.... but lose some weight....geez....

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by stevapalooza
    Ah the dumbass shouldn't have gained the ton in the first place.
    Hehehehe. Oh! um..

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    I wanted to see a before and after pic....

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/25/AR2005062501286.html

    The same thing's going on in Maryland. I don't understand how people get themselves TO that point.

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    Re: Oprah's hero: Half-ton man loses 573 pounds in one year

    Hello!?! Thyroid!

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