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I just want to acknowledge everyone who complimented me on the weight-loss yesterday. I've been working on his since 2003 (Gone down from 298 to 217.) It has been war. 


I probably should not care what other people think. I got into this for self--one day I noticed my legs hurt when I stood longer than five minutes. But I am human, and I do appreciate it, and it does feel good.

Not much farther now (Another 15 pounds maybe?) But all the way I'll be thinking of your kind words. They are appreciated.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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