World Record Weight Loss - Manuel UribeManuel Uribe holds the title of worlds fattest man according to Guinness World Records, weighing in at his highest weight of 1,235 pounds. Now he’s shooting for a second entry into that record book with his new mission, a world record weight loss!
Since making his plea for help in 2006, Mexican native Manuel Uribe has lost 518 pounds on a diet of grapefruit, egg-white omelets, fish, chicken, vegetables and peanuts, as customized by USA’s Dr Barry Sears.
Current Guiness World Records for weight loss are held by and American woman Rosalie Bradford at 907 pounds lost, and a British man Jon Brower Minnoch who lost 924 pounds.
I first heard of Manuel when I saw him on a TV show about one year ago in 2007. I then googled him and found his website. As far as I can tell, he does not have an English version of it, but it can be translated into english.
I take one day at a time. The doctors told me I had a choice. To choose life or to choose death. I chose life
Manuel made it out of his house for the first time in years once he got to the 840 pound mark, but it was short lived when the truck that was carrying him hit a bridge.
Manuel is now 717 pounds and has to crack 311 pounds before he makes the Guinness book of world records for greatest weight loss for a man. His goal, according to wikipedia, is 265 pounds and he’s well on his way to reaching it. Last year alone, he dropped 400 pounds!
Manuel figures it was his unending diet of burgers, pizza’s and fizzy drinks that he consumed while living in Dallas, Texas for 14 years.
Original Story, and BBC