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9/30/13 8:06 A

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Awesome Annette! It does take a lot of strength and discipline to accomplish a weight loss of that magnitude and to so a triathlon.
Way to go!

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9/27/13 7:03 A

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It is an interesting question, how does someone get to be 400 lbs. It's also rather remarkable that someone who does that has the discipline to drop 190 lbs and compete in a tri.

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9/15/13 11:52 A

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Beautiful. Made me a little misty-eyed.

Edited by: CLEARNIGHTSKY at: 9/15/2013 (16:26)
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9/14/13 6:04 P

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Great story, but I'd really like to hear how she got to 400 lbs. in the first place.

It's a question that all of us grapple with but that remarkably doesn't get addressed much in the media, or at least such has been my experience. I've seen programs on Discovery and TLC about super-morbidly obese people who have been bed-bound for months or years. I've seen several seasons of Biggest Loser and similar shows. At best, they devote about 30 seconds to saying, "Well, Jim lost his job and got depressed and started eating." That's great, but most people don't exceed 300 lbs. easily. It actually takes a LOT of effort.

I'm particularly interested in this woman's case because she seems to have been a lot fitter and stronger than the average 400-pound woman. I wouldn't have guessed that much from her "before" picture and that she's doing a triathlon EVER is a sign that she was clearly designed on the genetic level to be strong. So what happened?

To give a flipped perspective, I've forgotten his name, but an NFL linebacker recently retired. He massed something like 350 lbs., much of it muscle but plenty of it was inertia-generating padding. A year after his retirement, he's down to something like 220, which is actually a rather healthy weight at his height and build. He and most other linesmen had to work quite hard to get and stay huge.

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9/14/13 4:46 P

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Human Factor looks like a great feature for CNN.

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9/14/13 1:03 P

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Awesome story...can never have too much inspiration!

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9/14/13 8:54 A

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Isn't it amazing what hard work and dedication can do for you. Great story, thanks for posting.

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9/13/13 10:24 P

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www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/health/human-
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