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Date: 01/24/09 12:12 PM

52 Responses to 650lb. Teen`s Story: Follow-Up Link From Yesterday

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    XxNeenjaxX Female 13-17
    5 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 11:52 am
    Link: 650lb. Teen`s Story: Follow-Up Link From Yesterday - Remember the 650 lb. kid? Well here`s his story and how he lost all that weight. Pretty interesting. With more pics.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 24, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    already sick of him.
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    twist22402 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    Personally, I think it`s great to see someone take action to change their life, instead of becoming complacent and accepting their situation as their fate. Good for him.
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    The part that disturbs me the most is that he got molested by another child.

    How screwed up do you have to be to molest somebody at age 6?

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    je_scream Female 18-29
    761 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    hmmm i`d tap that.
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    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    that story almost made me cry (dont say anything)
    probably because i can relate to the suicide thing
  7. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
    1232 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    Really long read, but still awesome.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    I hope the religious don`t try to hijack this story.
  9. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    Boredfjord:
    You mean by inserting something espousing their personal philosophy in an otherwise neutral thread?

    Maybe try not doing it then? Seriously, if my first comment was "Jeez, I hope no atheists try taking over the thread" would that`ve been ok? No, but you seem to think it`s alright when it`s your viewpoint?

    You know zip about religious tolerance.

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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    I don`t want anyone praising God for this or calling it a miracle. It was hard work and dedication of entirely secular origin--no supernatural manipulation was necessary.
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    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
    1085 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    This is epically amazing.
  12. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    And yes, it would have been ok if someone said "I hope no atheists take over this forum." And it would be perfectly ok for me to tell the poster to go drat him or her self. And it`s perfectly ok for you, or anyone else, to tell me to go drat myself. I think ideas should be freely exchanged, even if I disagree with them.
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    in2gooh Female 18-29
    317 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    nice one :)
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    I`m so proud of this guy! :D
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    Good for him.
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    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    did anybody else see a difference in his teeth in some of those pics? looks like 2 different people..
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    spazking Male 18-29
    301 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    ....makes me really want a doughnut, is that strange?
  18. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    Amazing.
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    Challenger23 Female 18-29
    346 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Now he needs to be on a dating show.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    i cried. and yeah there was a difference in his teeth. at the end it talks about how his teeth were messed up so he went through procedures to correct that.
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    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
    300 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    WOW !!! Good for him
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    man im like 6`5" 300... i would love to lose some weight. stupid college football left me huge. then when you stop lifting weights it all goes. meh. im hungry...
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    I read the first paragraph (written by him) and stopped. He was molested. By his best friend. That`s why he was obese. I makes no sense: "Someone molested me last night, I must eat till I explode!"
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    Shut up, boredjford, this thread has NOTHING to do with religion, yet you make a superfluous comment trying to turn this into a religious debate. No one has tried to "hijack" his story. I`m seriously wondering where the hell the idea of inserting religion into this thread came to you.
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    AbiNational3 Female 18-29
    42 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    He had his teeth done, as all the sugar and sweeteners from the crap he used to eat damaged them, and he also had laser eye surgery
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    Vanwa Female 13-17
    357 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    he`s lucky that he found people to pay for it him. Most people wouldn`t be able to afford all that surgery.
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    Challenger23 Female 18-29
    346 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    No, but really, this guy is pretty inspirational. O.o
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Good for this guy. In the United States` "fast food-must have it now" society, obese people always think they have to have surgery to "correct" their problem. When really all they need to do is have some inner strength and fortitude to make it happen. I admit to being the jerk that doesn`t particularly enjoy the sight of fat people, so I hope this catches on.
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    cherrisoda Female 13-17
    199 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    I`m so happy for him. :D Good on him!
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    OptiSkiver Male 18-29
    81 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    That`s probably faster than healthy, I hope he didn`t have heart problems after the loss, because wow. That`s a lot in two years. O.o
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    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
    931 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    Wow thats great! <3
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    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    "And yes, it would have been ok if someone said "I hope no atheists take over this forum." And it would be perfectly ok for me to tell the poster to go drat him or her self. And it`s perfectly ok for you, or anyone else, to tell me to go drat myself. I think ideas should be freely exchanged, even if I disagree with them."

    You just contradicted yourself. You said you don`t want people saying this is a miracle or praising God. Then why did you just say that you think people should freely express their ideas? You probably just said that because you didn`t want to lose a fight. It`s people like you who got bush into office. >.>

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    Wooooow, religious debate.

    Way to go.

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    mydnite Female 18-29
    18 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Where did all the extra saggy skin go?
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    Death by fire?!
    Ugh, that man is messed up in the head.
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    ellia Female 18-29
    165 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    This is very inspirational. I nearly cried after reading this. Whenever I see an obese person, I always wonder why they don`t try to at least lose a bit of weight, or try to eat healthier. Now I know why, life had made them very depressed. :/ But good for him though, he looks very happy now. :]
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    ellia Female 18-29
    165 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    "Death by fire?!
    Ugh, that man is messed up in the head."

    ^^
    idk, but if I was a teenager and weighed 650 lbs, given that life makes you miserable every single day, I`d prolly think the same.

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    JJRed88 Male 18-29
    163 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    I would like to dedicate this post to boredfjord: This is an example of a real life miracle.
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    It`s always wonderful to hear about people who get away from really bad addictions.
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    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 1:01 am
    I`m so glad that he`s healthier now!
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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 1:03 am
    This story made me hungry.
  42. Profile photo of boogersunite
    boogersunite Male 13-17
    197 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 1:11 am
    speaking of breaking free from addictions ive hit the refresh button on IAB more than 100 times this hour....plz help
  43. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 1:29 am
    That was awesome he looks like a different person now!
  44. Profile photo of Chris_Red
    Chris_Red Male 18-29
    125 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 2:15 am
    Truly inspiring!
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 6:51 am
    Thanks for finding this!

    Its great to see the story behind his weight issues, and how he overcame it. I have total admiration and hope that he can become an inspiration to many who find themselves stuck in the same trap.

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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 9:56 am
    What is this, a goddamn advertisement for some tools weight loss program?
  47. Profile photo of kmuggee
    kmuggee Female 13-17
    681 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 11:05 am
    wow, he`s actually kinda hot now
  48. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    Unbelievable.
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
    513 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    People like him, who have 100 pounds or more to lose (and do it) are an inspiration to everyone whether you have 10 pounds of 100 pounds to lose.
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    mardraum Male 18-29
    220 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 3:38 am
    Zzz
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    A little on the long side but
    "once he could fit into a car"
    made me lol so much I almost headbutted the keyboard XD
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    I want to see a follow up. The last update on that page was about him getting eyecare in 2005. Its 2009 folks... wanna bet he`s probably packing it back on by now?

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