Category Archives: Tim’s story

An ethical hangnail in a ‘world class weight loss’ story

Michael Oneill’s weight loss may well be the “most compelling” story Oregonian sportswriter John Canzano has covered in the last few years. But in the extreme sport of world class weight loss, Oneill’s feat doesn’t begin to compare to Tim’s. … Continue reading

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Loss and inspiration

It was great to see my friend Tim yesterday, looking fit and taller than I remembered in a sharp new suit, though I’m sick about the reason: the graveside service for my stillborn nephew, Karter Allen Isch*. Late last night … Continue reading

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Tim and Joe, 350 pounds later

Last month I wrote about my friend Tim, who lost an amazing 184 pounds this past year. He’s continuing to lose, albeit at a slower pace, and is now up to a 188-pound total. In our first interview, Tim mentioned … Continue reading

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1 year later, 184 pounds lighter

They don’t make anniversary cards for people celebrating a year’s worth of weight loss, but if they did, I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Tim, a family friend and former college athlete who’s shed 184 pounds since last … Continue reading

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