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You Too Can Do What Others Have Done

As many of you know, 2004-5 was a year in which I made my health and fitness a priority and made the transition from 370 to 220 lbs. Running became one of my new passions and in August of 2005, I ran in my first race, the America's Finest City Half Marathon in San Diego. This was quite a triumph for someone who only a year before could barely walk one mile or climb a flight of stairs without losing his breath.

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HEY! Who is this lady bold enough to have her picture professionally taken for Christmas presents, while sporting a sassy black hat, a power-red designer outfit, and beautiful jewelry? I haven’t known her for a long time, in fact, I just met her a couple of months ago. It’s me, Debbie Van De Riet, and I’m so happy to be the lady in the picture!

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My name is Seth Margolies I had surgery September 23, 2003 at Wittgrove Bariatric Center and I have been asked to share my story with you. Four years of Ivy League education and I could barely hold a job. Ten thousand McDonalds Cheeseburgers later and I am an expert on morbid obesity hosting a website column and being asked to make speeches on the topic before The American Society for Bariatric Surgeons. My parents must be so ticked. I did the math and forty thousand McDonald’s Cheeseburgers would have been cheaper than my college education. I am kidding of course but after nearly forty years of being heavy I do know a thing or two.

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