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In it to win it: Meyer sheds 242 pounds -- so far -- in weighty battle

Published 01/15/2011, Worthington Daily Globe

MANKATO — In the movies, a character’s moment of truth is accompanied by a dramatic swelling of the background music. Monte Meyer’s moment of truth also came with a soundtrack — a couple of pops from his foot, an audible protest that his bones could no longer bear his weight. “I was on vacation at a resort, and I heard my foot as I was walking down the dock — it literally popped twice,” Meyer recalled, adding that although it was painful, there was nothing significantly wrong. “… I think it was somebody up there going, ‘Hey, wake up, Monte.’ I packed up my boat and left early.”

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