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“I’m so depressed and I can’t get any dates,” the 300-pound man told his minister. “I’ve tried everything to lose weight.”

“I think I can help,” said the minister. “Be dressed and ready to go tomorrow at 8 a.m.”

Next morning, a beautiful woman in a skintight exercise suit knocked on the man’s door. “If you can catch me, we'll go out on a date,” she said, as she took off. He huffed and puffed after her.

This routine went on every day for the next five months. The man lost 115 pounds and felt confident that he would catch the woman the next day. That morning he whipped open his front door and found a...

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