A motivating story!
I am slightly (i have to admit) Fattist but this story made me proud of the guy and slightly ashamed of my attitude to others ….
A lot of Americans are struggling to lose a whole lot of weight, and they try all kinds of crazy things.
Ernest Gagnon — a man from Billerica, Mass. — decided to shed pounds by getting into the often intense, high-adrenaline sport of cyclocross: racing road bikes on obstacle courses.
Two years ago, Gagnon tipped the scales at 570 pounds. He was depressed and embarrassed to leave the house.
“Being as big as I was, I really felt like I didn’t belong anywhere,” Gagnon says. “I was stuck in my house for almost 10 years, just going to my work and back.”
Back then, Gagnon’s diabetes was getting more serious. He was losing the circulation to his legs, and his doctors were talking about…
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