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Wendi Winters - For The Capital
Arthur Boorman, 47, dropped a lot of weight - 184pounds - through a new form of power yoga anddiet. Mr. Boorman is flanked by his sons, Eric, 17,at left, and Warren, 20.
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Severna Park High teacher loses 184 pounds viayoga program
By WENDI WINTERS, For TheCapital
Published April 29, 2008
Fourteen months ago, ArthurBoorman, 47, needed two canesand knee and back braces to walk.He gained weight after anoperation to fix the knee injurieshe got during his 14-year Army career.Later his knees swelled up with apost-operative infection. When adoctor suggested amputation, Mr.Boorman stubbornly refused to continue his therapy, probably damaging his limbsfurther.Then his eating habits got him into a deeper quandary. In the military he weighed 180pounds but by the mid-2000s, he tipped the scales at 340 pounds.Today, the Brooklyn Park resident weighs a wiry, muscular 156 pounds and is able tosprint.He credits much of his weight loss success to an off-beat program called Yoga forRegular Guys, developed by a former pro-wrestler, and adherence to a rigorous diet.His oldest son, Warren, 20, a college student, and sometimes his other sons, Eric, 17,and John, 14, documented their father's spectacular downsizing during a 10-monthperiod on video. Warren edited it to rock music, and posted it on YouTube, at www.youtube.comin late March. To view the video, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=suTPns5cy_Q.