Firth, 43, was building a fence and felt something hit him, but didn't know the extent of the injury and didn't feel any pain. (East Idaho News) An Idaho dad is lucky to be alive after a 40-pound hay bale spear pierced through his back and exited out of his stomach, missing his aorta and spinal cord by mere centimeters. Justin Firth, 43, was building a fence on June 27 when the spear fell off a loader that was parked nearby, East Idaho News reported. Firth, who was working for Southern Idaho Commodities in Jerome at the time of the accident, said he did not have any pain, but did feel that something had hit him. Co-workers immediately dialed 911 and worked with a heat torch to cut the spear, which was still partly attached to the machine. They then called his wife, Anny, who was stopped by an officer who told her that Firth requested she not see the injury. CLERK DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN TUMOR AFTER SUCKER-PUNCH ATTACK WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO Surgeons worked for four hours to … [Read more...] about Dad impaled by 40-pound spear miraculously survives ‘mind-boggling’ injury
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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Every push. Every pull. Every stride, 25-year-old Alejandro Porro has been running from his old, 480-pound self. The day after he weighed nearly a quarter ton he started over. “Just woke up and threw everything out of the fridge all my junk food, soda, everything and just started hitting the local gym in my neighborhood,” the Boynton Beach, Florida man said.That was in April last year and today, he weighs about 255 pounds. How? Old fashioned diet and exercise, he said. “I’m 25, I’m married and I don’t have kids yet and I plan to have kids so I want to be as healthy as I can be,” Alejandro said.He documents his journey on Instagram, where he inspires his nearly 5,000 followers under the name @Porro92. “I didn’t think it would take off like this at all,” he said.On Sunday nights he spends about an hour meal prepping. He eats a high protein, low sodium diet, between 1,700 and 1,900 … [Read more...] about Florida man loses 225 pounds and counting
Conventional wisdom dictates that expectant fathers are prone to gaining sympathy weight alongside their partners. After all, if Mom is increasing her intake of calories and nutrients to stay healthy in pregnancy, shouldn’t Dad eat for two too? But Nathan Chan, 33, a single dad who's expecting a baby via surrogate, isn't packing on the pounds. He's burning them off. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In most respects, Chan's journey to fatherhood has been anything but typical. He's the managing director of Proud Fertility, a full-service surrogacy consultancy in Canada that pairs egg donors and surrogate mothers with people preparing for children. “In my line of work, I see people desperate to be parents. I realized that if I didn’t act on my own desire to become a father, it could pass me by,” Chan told MensHealth.com.His desire for parenthood was so strong that Nathan decided to become a dad by himself, hiring a surrogate to carry his child — an … [Read more...] about This Single Dad Lost 40 Pounds in 8 Months to Get Healthy For His Baby
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 04/18/2018 02:05 pm ET Robbie RomuGuest Writer I’ve always been fat. Or, more precisely, I’ve always identified as fat. I was a big kid, larger than most of the kids in my classes for certain, but not what someone would call severely overweight. I was tall for my age and “husky,” and that made me different. Different was not good. To make matters more complicated, I was also gay and that was truly the worst possible kind of “different” I could be. I spent my entire childhood hiding who I was for fear of being found out ― for fear for my life. I grew up in Canada’s Northern Ontario region, in a small town full of ignorant people. Being gay was a dangerous proposition. Eventually, the weight became part of my armor, a shield that I used to keep people at a distance and to keep myself safe. In my late teens and early 20’s, once I had escaped my small town and began the long process of embracing my … [Read more...] about I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.
Within six weeks, I had lost 40 pounds. My stamina increased tremendously; I could bench-press 100 pounds more than I could previously. My recovery time was less and I was sleeping better. But not only was the quality of my life increasing, I didn't need to take painkillers to get through the day. The tendinitis disappeared almost instantly. But I didn't want to lose too much weight because my job as a defensive lineman is to not be moved. I am the wall on that field. I had to eat 8,000 to 10,000 calories a day. I did it by doing protein shakes with fruit, vegetables, a can of cannellini beans, flax, four bananas, dates. That's 1,000 calories right there, and I would do that a couple of times a day. Now that I'm not playing, I don't count calories anymore but have maintained my weight at 265 pounds. … [Read more...] about He lost 40 pounds in six weeks by going vegan