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August 16, 2013 7:32 AM

With persistence, Kansas man loses 373 pounds

Dan Blanchat has the look of a man who has worked hard all of his life. His 54-year-old body is lean and tan. It is difficult for him to sit still. Seven years ago, it was a different story. He was 373 pounds heavier. His job was in jeopardy. Since then, he lost some weight — nearly 325 pounds — had gastric bypass surgery, became discouraged, drank beer — lots of beer — ate cheeseburgers and gained nearly all of it back.

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