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June 27, 2006

Heavy News

600 pound woman thrown through sunroof of SUV by mishap.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ruth Matthews told paramedics that another vehicle cut her off in traffic, and she took evasive action to avoid a crash. Her Isuzu Amigo rolled over and she was thrown through the sunroof and onto the roadway. Investigators say she was not wearing her seatbelt.

Paramedics initially tried to fly Matthews to Tampa General Hospital, but her weight, estimated at 600 pounds, made it impossible. Emergency crews were able to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.

Obviously that's kind of embarrassing and sad. Add that to the list of ways to know you need to start losing weight. 1-- paramedics need to cut a hole through your wall to get to you because you can't move from the bed; 2 -- you have to be moved from your home by crane; 3 -- you can't be airlifted by a typical light helicopter.

Remember the 1,235 pound Mexican guy? He's actually on a diet. And he's lost 200 pounds. Which can't be all water weight, even for him.

That's Barry Sears, inventor of "The Zone" diet, which sucks, by the way. Anyway, the Mexican heavyweight is on that diet, and Sears is proud about his losing so much weight.

Although I think he's going to have to firm up a little more before they start using his picture in adverts.

Thanks to JackStraw and yls, respectively.


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