Wednesday, March 07, 2007

There are no words - Formerly half-ton man can leave house at last
A man who once weighed well over half a ton left his house for the first time in five years Wednesday -- wheeled outside on his bed to greet neighbors and see a mariachi band.

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Though still unable to leave his bed, Uribe has lost 395 pounds since he began a high-protein diet a year ago. He now weighs about 840 pounds.
I just can't imagine how it is possible for a human being to consume enough food to weigh that much. Even if he has some sort of medical problem to cause the weight gain (which the article does not necessarily suggest) over a half a ton is incomprehensible and really inexcusable in my book. It is good to hear that he is loosing the weight, but still. . .

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