In it to win it: Meyer sheds 242 pounds — so far — in weighty battle

January 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Worthington Daily Globe

MANKATO In the movies, a character’s moment of truth is accompanied by a dramatic swelling of the background music. Monte Meyer’s moment of truth also came with a soundtrack a couple of pops from his foot, an audible protest that his bones could no longer bear his weight.
“I was on vacation at a resort, and I heard my foot as I was walking down the dock it literally popped twice,” Meyer recalled, adding that although it was painful, there was nothing significantly wrong. ” I think it was somebody up there going, ‘Hey, wake up, Monte.’ I packed up my boat and left early.”
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