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The photos that appeared on’s iReport show Keith Trotter at his top weight, left, and working to take it off. (Submitted photos)

Keith Trotter’s weight-loss story inspires people around the world

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Keith Trotter began blogging about his efforts to lose weight simply to hold himself accountable.

“I journal a lot. I used to write a lot. I was always writing music and poetry, so it was just natural for me to journal,” he explains.


After deciding to do something about his weight when it ballooned to 386 pounds, Trotter noticed that a lot of his journal entries were about his weight-loss journey.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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