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    Date ends when man collides with overpass

    MEXICO CITY When Manuel Uribe went out on a date, he made all the necessary arrangements: a forklift to carry him out of the house and a flatbed tow truck big enough to haul the formerly half-ton man and his bed to a party.
    But even the open road wasn't big enough to handle Uribe's dream of celebrating a budding romance and his success in losing about 440 pounds.
    Uribe was halfway to a picnic near his Monterrey-area home on Sunday when one of the posts holding a sun-shielding tarp over his bed hit an overpass.
    Uribe's blood pressure dropped so much his doctors advised him not to go on and the celebration being documented by about two dozen photographers and reporters from around the world was canceled.
    "We were going to celebrate that I've been losing weight for two years and that it was my girlfriend's birthday," Uribe said in a telephone interview. "The saddest part was that I couldn't fulfill my dream of taking my girlfriend out to eat."
    Uribe says that after losing weight on a high-protein diet he started two years ago, he's down to about 800 pounds.
    Last year, Uribe left his house for the first time in five years. Six people pushed his iron bed on wheels out to the street as a mariachi band played and a crowd gathered to see the man who once weighed 1,235 pounds).

    At the time, the 42-year-old mechanic rode through the streets of his native San Nicolas de los Garza to enjoy the sun and wave to neighbors.
    Uribe weighed more than 250 pounds as an adolescent, and he just kept growing.
    Since the summer of 2002, Uribe has been bedridden, relying on his mother and friends to feed and clean him. He drew worldwide attention when he pleaded for help on national television in January 2006.
    Uribe says despite the setback, he still hopes to go out with his girlfriend on June 11, when he will turn 43.
    "We'll just have to plan it better," he said.
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    I was just reading that story about an hour ago.
    What a sad life he has lead.....and what balls he has to get out and be hauled around on a flatbed in his bed. Totally sucks for his girlfriend too!
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    sometimes i just cant keep it shut
    Last edited by gozling; 03-11-08 at 01:47 AM. Reason: cus i am an unsympathetic bitch at times
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    you know... i dont know where my sympathy is today...

    but come on guys... once he hits like 600lbs... who the hell is feeding him? giving him money to do this... how does he cash whatever checks he has coming in from whatever disability

    there has to be an enabler to all this.. and well, i am happy he has lost the amount of weight he has but big deal really.

    I dont know... but I guess I am just in a mean mood today... this just isnt friggin news worthy to me.

    I am happy for him though that he has been able to lose some weight and get his life under some sort of control....

    ugh. not sure why this sort of news irked me so... lol now i have to just laugh

    All I know is that I feel a lot better about myself after reading this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    All I know is that I feel a lot better about myself after reading this!
    yeah i know.. shouldnt have said it... vent over going to delete now


    not sure why it got to me but it did... a weakness i guess.
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    yeah i know.. shouldnt have said it... vent over going to delete now


    not sure why it got to me but it did... a weakness i guess.
    I agree with everything you said. There has to be a point when someone says, "Man, are you getting FAT!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I agree with everything you said. There has to be a point when someone says, "Man, are you getting FAT!"
    ohh i thought you were saying that you felt better after reading my post because it is something you would never say... like being a better person than me lol

    i am so blonde sometimes
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    ohh i thought you were saying that you felt better after reading my post because it is something you would never say... like being a better person than me lol

    i am so blonde sometimes
    I understand. The Lt. sitting across the desk from me is a blond also, so, I do understand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I understand. The Lt. sitting across the desk from me is a blond also, so, I do understand!
    we need to have a blonde smiley face one!!!!
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

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    Do you realize how many of me it would take to equal that man's weight?!
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    goz, Keith, I gotta agree with ya. After about that 600 pound point, if you can see yourself in a mirror, don't you just say, "man I'm fat!" And I'm sorry, but all I kept thinking of was that poor girlfriend, I mean think about it........

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    I went to some "Interactive Decision Making" training the other day, and there was a Deputy there from a southern county that had to weigh at least 600. I swear he was the fattest cop I have ever seen! He couldn't even reach around himself to strap on his duty belt. He set it on the floor in front of his chair and pulled it up like a pair of pants. I can't believe he's working.
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    Food, to some people, is as real an addiction as alcohol, drugs, anorexia, or any others. Food fills some void or gives some comfort for feelings that are caused by an underlying problem. For significantly overweight or "obese" people that lose weight, the failure rate at keeping it off for more than a couple of years is over 90% without surgery or some other tool. The biggest problem with a food addiction is that, unlike alcohol or drugs, you can't change your friends, lifestyle, environment, or anything else and stay away from food. You don't have to have alcohol or drugs to live, you have to have food. Imagine telling a crack head that he can only have one rock every other day, or one drink a night for an alcoholic. Think that would work? Also, take a minute and think about how much a part of your life food really is. Eating is a social function as much as it is a requirement to live.
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    That sucks
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    I felt sorry for the cop, but there has to come a time when you realize it's out of control and you do something. I'm no little guy, 6'4", 275, but I think I'd recognize the need for help at around oh, 5 or 600 pounds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I felt sorry for the cop, but there has to come a time when you realize it's out of control and you do something. I'm no little guy, 6'4", 275, but I think I'd recognize the need for help at around oh, 5 or 600 pounds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I felt sorry for the cop, but there has to come a time when you realize it's out of control and you do something. I'm no little guy, 6'4", 275, but I think I'd recognize the need for help at around oh, 5 or 600 pounds!
    yeah the need for someone to now bring you all your 20 hamburgers lol
    no one ever talks about the enablers... what the fuck are they thinking???? i think it should be a crime
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    yeah the need for someone to now bring you all your 20 hamburgers lol
    no one ever talks about the enablers... what the fuck are they thinking???? i think it should be a crime

    I used to work with a skinny little turd who had a big wife. When she died, they had to bury her in a piano case carried on the back of a flatbed. I could never understand how a situation got so out of control.

    I agree that the person who supplies them is a part of the problem. It must almost be a sort of control issue with them.
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