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    An Indiana couple who topped the scales with a combined weight of more than 50 stones (700 pounds) have undergone weight-loss surgery - on the same day.

    Just over two years after they were wed, the couple underwent weight-loss surgery Photo: AP


    Lorie and Todd Richmond both had surgery last week at the University of Chicago medical centre.
    After years of failed diets, Mrs Richmond, 31, who weighed 402 pounds, and her husband, who at 35 years old weighed 305 pounds, decided to undergo the radical surgery to slim down. He had gastric bypass, she had a duodenal switch.
    Dr. Vivek Prachand performed both operations, the first time he has done so on a husband and wife on the same day.
    The Richmonds, who live in a town 45 miles south of Chicago, met during their first year at university in 1995, but they went their separate ways and married other people.
    They were only reunited in 2006, after she looked him up on MySpace. Six months later, they married. And just over two years after they were wed, the couple underwent weight-loss surgery. "It's like starting a journey together," Mrs Richmond told the Chicago Sun-Times. "For me, this is such an awesome thing to do."

    50-stone obese couple have weight-loss surgery on same day - Telegraph

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    holy shit, why is this even news?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    holy shit, why is this even news?
    ^Pretty close to the EXACT first thought that I had...

    "How is this news?!"

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    This made the news? Really? Why?!?!?!

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