Tuesday, March 07, 2006
When Jeremy Karr wrestled on the University of Nebraska at Kearney team years ago, he weighed 250 pounds. After retiring from wrestling, Karr gained over 200 pounds. Now, as a chemistry graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Karr is trying to get back into shape. With a weight scale right next to his locker in the campus recreation center, Karr is reminded constantly of his goal of weight loss. Karr is now down to 349.5, but has been advancing at a pace that his doctor, Dr. Donna Nelson, advises against. Losing that much weight seems like progress, but most times will lead to recidivism.