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Friday, May 16, 2008

World Record Weight Loss - Manuel Uribe

Manuel 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 uribeManuel 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

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At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Todd Scott said...

Wow... that's good stuff. Thanks for the link...

At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Weight Ladder said...

Wow indeed... Good luck to him. That is kinda frieghting.

I am trying to lose 140 pounds to get to 250 at 6'10"... 34 so far in my first month.

At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Girl said...

good link

At 3:53 AM, Anonymous Elliot Wilson said...

I read this story on Google News a while ago. Is it actually the real deal? When I read it I just found it too hard to believe...

At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

it's the real deal Elliot.

I've seen him on TV with Dr Sears too.

Personally, I think he's got the drive to pull it off.

At 4:25 AM, Anonymous Michael Jenkins said...

That is an incredible amount of weight to lose! Good on him. Hope he pulls it off!

At 4:51 AM, Anonymous Ava said...

Hi Rob

I saw the program about him on TV a few months ago. I have since wondered how he fared and if he continued to do well.

Thank you for posting this on your blog and bringing us all up to date. I wish him every success! Please tell us from time to time of his progress.

Keep up the good work on your blog, Rob!

All my best wishes.

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Gwyn said...

Manuel, You can do all things through Christ! Jesus is your ALL IN ALL! Through your GOD you will do valiantly! Let Him King Jesus be the King and Ruler of your heart and life because He is WORTHY!
Love in Christ your forever friend, Gwyn

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Billie said...

I was always wondering how he was doing, it is really good to see that no matter how much weight a person has to loose they can do it if they put their mind to it.

At 8:03 AM, Anonymous mick gibson said...

I really wish him well, lets hope he keeps the weight off when he gets to his goal, being over weight is way too depressing

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Fat Loss Guru said...

This is my first time here - great blog and what an amazing accomplishment for that man.

At 11:54 PM, Blogger Linda said...

I'm proud of you! Never blogged before, but I have to respond to your story. I have battled, in every sense of the word, my weight all my life. Thank you for being so public about your journey. I appreciate you. And your support team! You should be proud.
Linda, Kemp, Tx.

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Kim Nielsen said...


I truly hope Manuel meets his goal. When he succeeds I hope his story becomes well covered by the media. Stories like this are what inspires others to believe and then take action.

Thanks for the story, very inspirational.

At 5:05 AM, Anonymous Weight management said...

Wow.....Really your great, its a very difficult task to reduce the weight.Even i have been trying for a long time.Can you suggest me what principles have you followed to reduce your weight?

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

Wow. Great writing man.

At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Alan Turnerry said...

This is a fantastic story of perseverance and overcoming great adversary. I really cheer him on and wish him the best of luck. Record or not, it would be great to see him get out of bed finally.

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Womomma said...

Amazing! You know how you think if only I had gotten a handle on my weight loss when I was thinner than now? This makes me want to take care of it right away! He has so much courage to keep losing weight! Wow!

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Larry said...

Saw Tv show last night. Inspired by Manuel. At 330, time to get serious. know how to lose but lack willpower with lots of excuses. Want to see grandchildren grow up and have knees that don't hurt. Manuel, thanks for your story and HIT(hang in there). I'll try to HIT also. Larry

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Syed Hus said...

This really is incredible. However not all people can expect such kind of success. Sometimes reading such stories can be inspiring to people while at others it might make them feel that they can lose any amount of weight easily. Such people don't consider what hard work and sacrifice goes beyond the scenes.

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

@Syed, I disagree with a little bit of your comment. You say "not all people can expect such kind of success", but I believe they can.

firstly, one has to have the conviction to "go for what they want" and actually take action on the journey ahead

second, by knowing that someone else has done it, has gone before them and proved that it can in fact be done, gives massive amounts of encouragement

then it's just a matter of knowing what to do and where to start.

It's exactly why I wrote Fat Loss Fundamentals a step by step training system that moves people forward slowly and steadily towards their goal.

Fat Loss Fundamentals is a food training guide. It's the exact system that I used when I was 475 pounds along with tons of new information I've learned over the past 20 years.

It's easy to follow.

It guides the user through natural health principles.

It moves the body towards health so that it CAN finally get rid of the weight.

it is designed to improve mood and an internal state where weight loss becomes effortless.

plus, instead of mindlessly following a "plan", Fat Loss Fundamentals TEACHES why to eat a certain way, so that the user is educated about food and can make better choices.

I highly recommend the book (but then, I wrote it too)

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Barbara Brown said...

Well… I visit your website first time and found this site very useful and interesting! Well… you guys doing nice work and I just want to say that keep rocking and keep it up!!!!
Is the grapefruit diet the same as a grapefruit juice cleanse?
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