By the fall of 2009, Meyer was down to 550 pounds, but he had to stop three times when he walked a block on campus.
— The Free Press of Mankato describing Minnesota State University – Mankato pastor Monte Meyer’s attempts to go from weighing 600 pounds to 250 pounds. He currently weighs 361 pounds and stands 6 feet 3 inches.
This puts all of our New Year’s resolutions to shame.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.