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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

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    I went into the hospital in April of 2012 weighing almost 550lbs. I was in a size 60 pants, in the first year I dropped down to 240 and have maintained since. I went into herrin hospital thinking I was having a heart attack and the doctor that kept me, doctor hopen, saved my life I wasn't having a heart attack I had bad indigestion but she told me at my weight I would be dead within 2 years at the rate I was going and to tell my wife and step kids goodbye now or lose the weight I'm not writing all this to get praise myself I want this to be my thank you to the nurses and staff at herrin hospital they saved me that night and woke me up to lose the weight

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