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Manuel Uribe Lost 200 lb. on Protein Diet.

AP Photo / Juan Manual Villasenor

We've featured Manuel Uribe of Monterey, Mexico, on Neatorama before, with amazingly warm outpouring of support for Manuel, who made a desparate plea for medical help for his morbid obesity.

Doctors responded with generous offers to perform gastric bypass surgery free of charge, but first Manuel had to lose some weight the traditional way: by dieting. And diet he did:

"I feel better now. I can stretch and move a bit more," Uribe said Monday, flanked by Dr. Barry Sears, creator of the Zone diet, who came to check on his progress.

"Before I would eat 4 eggs, rice, beans and tortillas for breakfast," Uribe said. "Now, I'm learning to eat the right way."

In fact, Manuel's been doing so well by dieting that doctors are postponing plans of the surgery because there may be no need for it:

Dr. Carlos Ballesta of the Laparoscopic Center in Barcelona, Spain, also visited Uribe on Monday to discuss possibly performing the procedure.

"The goal is for him to keep losing weight, because if his morbid obesity responds to the diet then there is no need for the surgery," Ballesta said. "We'll intervene if his medical treatment fails." | Previously on Neatorama: Heaviest Man in the World

well done manuel for losing the weight you have. i myself have lost 2 stone since september have 3 to go.i will not give up! i watched your show and although we are to blame for our weight gain you are dealing with it, you deserve a massive congratulations,you are an amazing man and keep up the good work!!!!!! does anyone know how to get in touch with manuel?
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I watched the program about your struggles and success on television. You should be proud of yourself in the effort you and those aiding you put forth and its end success. I hope and pray that each day will bring you closser to your goal, happiness to your heart and peace to your mothers. May God be with you.
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is that a fat suit? ime sure that u should be dead -_-. u deserve 2 die because tht is wat u get is u abuse ur body!!!?!!! the media always takes mic out of celebs for being tiny bit over wieght but u r an elephant and no1 takes piss of u!!!! i am 700 pounds myself and ime 15 years old. i can walk though, only 2 toilet. every1 h8s me, even my parents.
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Sam and Texas Tom, I will pray got touches your hearts with some love!

What a great job you are doing Manuel! You have found the strength to overcome, and I wish you all the success in the world!
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Happy New Year, Manuel!
I hope 2008 finds you and your family well and happy. I've heard you've lost 400lbs now. Holy cow that's a lot. Well done!

I saw your show that aired March 2007. Your fans want an update, please. Best wishes to you on your continued road to health.
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Hey Manuel, I watched your program and I must say I'm very impressed that you decided to lose the weight, it's great to know that you chose life over all those fast foods and bad eating habits. Congraulations to you and Claudia on your engagement. Best of Luck! You go boy!
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Texas Tom and Sam will reap what they are sowing~
You may be in a position to need help ~
and you will recieve only Judgemental comments and Critisizm.
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Querido Manuel he visto tu historia en la TV. y quisiera saber como estas?
Hoy es Octubre 18, 2009, y es la primera vez que he visto tu documentario. Por favor escribeme de regreso.
Gracias, Giselle Lara
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Hi Manuel

I wish I could write in espana. It is great that you did not hide your fear, pain and shame and instead brought it out to the light. Slowly it will lose its power over you.

There are many who admire your spirit and want you to succeed.
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