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Fat Americans - getting fatter, and one man's quest to change

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Post  Jack_Scaff Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:32 am

Get out there and help people change!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/11/17/142414818/americans-are-fat-and-expected-to-get-much-fatter

And if you didn't see this (discussed in the most recent RW)...very touching...

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Post  Mike MacLellan Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:59 am

Not gonna lie, I went from laughing out loud at 2:24 (so glad to never have dealt with that) to actually crying at the end as he crosses the IM finish line.
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Post  Dave P Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:32 pm

It drives me crazy when people at work take the elevator to go up/ down 1 flight of stairs. Seriously people?!
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Post  sobele Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:50 pm

Wow! Very Touching and Inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
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Post  Mark B Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:04 pm

Great video. It's nice to see someone find themselves like that.
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Post  Julie Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:35 pm

Yeah I've seen this video. It was touching. I don't have the exact same story but running has really changed my life, too.
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Post  charles.moman Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:11 pm

Love it.
I am hoping to start a "Run for God" group at my church in January to get some people healthier.
Some have heard about my newfound running hobby and I would like to help others get moving.
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Post  ounce Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:20 pm

I run a weight loss challenge at work. It was 10 weeks. By week 3 the bottom tier of teams had already given up, but they were having to pay $1 for each pound the team gained week to week. We had about 8% of the plant involved. I won the 24 hour Step contest (how many steps can you do in 24 hours) with ~42,000 steps or about 20 miles by moving my Friday 16 mile long run to the day of the contest.

It all boiled down to, if they want to, then they will.
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Post  nkrichards Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:38 pm

My daughter met and ran with Ben and Pa when they came to Portland. She struggles not only with her weight but also with exercise induced asthma and thyroid issues and they have really helped motivate her to keep trying. She's signed up for the Portland Marathon next October and I've agreed to run/walk it with her. She's managed a half but a full will be a big test for her.
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