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Did you know that the Taco Bell Nachos Bellgrande is nearly 800 calories? And that's really just a side dish/appetizer. Throw in a couple Beef Chalupa Santa Fes and your looking at about 1600 calories.

Somebody shoulda warned this guy.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

1 posted on 10/08/2008 6:11:42 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
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To: Owl_Eagle

someone should have warned him that eating in bed is unhealthy.


2 posted on 10/08/2008 6:13:50 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Owl_Eagle

His Fiance brought him the food.


3 posted on 10/08/2008 6:13:56 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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What gets me is his family blaming the state for not getting him to a hospital. The guy was bed-ridden. Someone was bringing him food for years and years to enable him to get that huge. I suspect it was the same people blaming others now.


4 posted on 10/08/2008 6:14:48 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Owl_Eagle
Been watching a show called "Big Medicine" on, I think, Discovery Health. There is one person on there who has always been big. He was almost half a ton. He's down in the 600s now. His momma had everything to do with it. She fed him and fed him and he learned the behavior as a child. His father tried to get him and her to stop. His mom, even when the guy was bedridden continued to feed him everything she could.

The narrator on the show and the doctors basically said that his mother needed to care for someone and he was it. Without him to take care of every day, she'd be lost.

I wonder if the mother has some sort of Munchausen (sp?) by proxy syndrome, or a cousin of it.

It has to be a mental condition in the enabler. No other way around it.

5 posted on 10/08/2008 6:20:14 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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Lazy.
There is NO excuse for ANYBODY being that lazy.


6 posted on 10/08/2008 6:21:14 AM PDT by rewrite
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The really shocking thing, is that this occurred in Mexico. I was sure the dateline would be from Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, etc.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

8 posted on 10/08/2008 6:21:49 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Emergency officials had to knock down Jose Luis Garza's bedroom wall and load him onto the back of a friend's pickup as he fought for his life.

Fought for his life? Sounds like the only thing he fought for over the years was more food!

9 posted on 10/08/2008 6:21:53 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Mmmmm, Chimmi Changa’s, Ho-ho’s, Crispy Creams, and a diet coke.

Micheal Moore, this is your future. (Except the having a friend part)


10 posted on 10/08/2008 6:23:45 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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Sorry....no sympathy.I've gained (and lost) substantial numbers of pounds in recent years and will blame nobody but myself for the gains and will credit nobody but myself (and two cardiologists who,let's say,”motivated” me to lose) for the losses.
11 posted on 10/08/2008 6:24:55 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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He should have run for the border................


12 posted on 10/08/2008 6:25:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Owl_Eagle

What I never get about these stories is that, once the person can no longer move, it is clear that someone else is feeding him/her. So isn’t the first thing to deal with that person?


13 posted on 10/08/2008 6:25:53 AM PDT by ikka
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A 990-pound (450-kilogram), bedridden man who had appealed on Mexican television for help tackling his weight problem

Help?
17 posted on 10/08/2008 6:27:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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It’s not JUST that someone was feeding him, it’s the sheer amount.

It takes a lot of calories just to support 400+ pounds. We’re talking about DOUBLING that, and THEN adding another 200 pound person?

That would require turning eating into essentially a full time job. There is just no way to support that kind of weight, AND add to it, without spending a large portion of the day gorging yourself on inhumanly huge quantities of food...and then getting up the next day and doing it again, and repeating the process every single day for years.


23 posted on 10/08/2008 6:30:59 AM PDT by BobbyT
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Feeding him is the easy part ... what about cleaning him?


26 posted on 10/08/2008 6:42:02 AM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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It must have been the “wafer thin” mint that got him.


29 posted on 10/08/2008 6:57:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Uribe’s fiancee
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Fiancee? .....Amazing!!

36 posted on 10/08/2008 7:19:15 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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Prayers for Jose and family.


38 posted on 10/08/2008 7:26:43 AM PDT by mysterio
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Look, if someone gets that fat, simply don’t feed them.
Since they can’t move, provide them with WATER ONLY. They WILL lose enough blubber to allow them to walk again long before they starve.


39 posted on 10/08/2008 7:27:08 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: Owl_Eagle

Too...stupid...to...live.


57 posted on 10/08/2008 8:25:49 AM PDT by CodeToad
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But, but...I thought everyone in Mexico was starving!


72 posted on 10/08/2008 11:23:00 AM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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