A story on the …AP Wire just now just about made me spill my coffee….

“SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Nebraska man who once weighed more than half a ton has lost 321 pounds in a Sioux Falls hospital, with a goal of losing another 450 pounds.

Patrick Deuel, 42, of Valentine, weighed 1,072 pounds when he was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital eight weeks ago. Deuel, who is just under 6 feet tall, is on a 1,200 calorie-a-day diet.”

I have mental pictures of some idiot reporter asking what the first sign of trouble was.