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June 2009 TSM: Merk

Discussion in 'Transformation Spotlights' started by John Stone, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. adv86

    adv86 Active Member

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    Hugely impressive, great to see such well earned results. I'd kill for a pack like that! Hoping my kettle bell class tomorrow will take me a step further.. Thanks!
     
  2. Nowhereman

    Nowhereman Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Congrats Merk! I knew they were going to get to you one of these months. And it's going to be fun watching you get to 170 at 8%:eek: Go Mr Papagiorgio!:D
     
  3. IROC-Z

    IROC-Z Raw Bench Daddy

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    Congrats buddy! You are truly an inspiration!:tu:
     
  4. angell

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    Congratulations! And thank you very much for a much needed inspiration:tu:
     
  5. kree-kree

    kree-kree Well-Known Member

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    Merk- I will tell you again! You have mad amazing accomplishments and I'm so proud of you! You have really turned your life around and have so many years ahead of you to enjoy! As a mom and nurse (and your friend) you have done the body good! Good job my friend!:tu:
     
  6. N1cko

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    That really is a motivational story, and it's ones like these that give the rest of us hope and motivation. Seeing what you've come from and what you've become has already given me a much needed boost. After a lackluster workout last night, I really needed something like this. Awesome stuff, well done man !
     
  7. NCNBilly

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    Congrats! Well deserved. :nod:
     
  8. petvan

    petvan Well-Known Member

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    Unreal transformation dude! Congrats from down the road in Burlington.

    Nice ink job too btw. It looks like you started that along the way?

    Pete
     
  9. rapha07

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    Congrats & great work on the transformation! :tucool:
     
  10. CA$ON

    CA$ON Well-Known Member

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    You were one of the first transformations I saw when I lurked back in the day. You are one of the reasons why I started. Thank you and keep at it! :tucool:
     
  11. cr74

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    WOW! I only hope I can do so well! Well done mate :tucool:
     
  12. Merk

    Merk Satan is my spirit animal

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    Again thank you all for the kind words :) I really wish there was something more I could say. However every time I sit down to write something more than "Thank you" I become rather dumbfounded....:p

    Well this is one of those rarest moments in my life where I can honestly say I am truly speechless.
     
  13. cnjlakes

    cnjlakes Active Member

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    Congratulations Merk. You totally deserve this acknowledgment of your effort, dedication and perseverance.

    Since I joined this community you've been someone I've looked up to and respected.

    Plus I always chuckle when you let go with a 'Woot!' ;)

    Great job, man.
     
  14. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Congrats. You have built a very impressive physique. I can relate to the way that a physical transformation can spill over and positively affect the rest of your life - it's very empowering.
     
  15. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    You are an inspiration to myself and many others Ronn! :nod:



    I need you to come down to the states and give me a good kick in the arse...:lol:...its just what I need right now....

    Cheers to you brother! :tu:
     
  16. jbivens

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    Merk -

    AMAZING transformation. I've been off the wagon for a few weeks and couldn't get motivated to get my diet and workouts back in line. Checked this out yesterday and your transformation has really got me fired up. We're about the same height and started around the same weight so I'm hoping I can do it too.

    You should be proud man. Replacing a negative addiction with a positive one is an awesome thing to accomplish. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Regards,
    JB
     
  17. Slater

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    Nice work Bro, awsome pics, jealous of the abs! hope to see you soon man
     
  18. Merk

    Merk Satan is my spirit animal

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    Dude! Its awesome to see you are still here! Hopefully we'll see each other soon. Did you hear anything back about schooling?... (I think we may want to carry this conversation somewhere else, lol)
     
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    Great job, Merk! Truly inspirational, and a wonderful way to show that a healthy transforation is about more than just adding muscle and reducing fat: it's about getting into a healthy lifestyle and turning away from destructive behavior. Way to beat those inner demons and keep fighting the constant struggle.

    And as for the misspellings...I'm a professional copyeditor and proofreader, and let me tell you, the hardest thing to proof is something you wrote. I don't think anyone is going to get hung up on errors (especially not on the internet!) and lose sight of the inspiration story of the post.
     
  20. Rogozhin

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    Merk

    I've always been inspired by your transformation (and the strength you've shown by battling your addictions completely). The answers to John's questions were detailed and insightful, a great read! Congrats man! :tucool:

    Rogo
     

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