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dixie-swanson's picture
Dec.02.2013
  My self-image is good — too good.   In fact, I look like the Michelin Man in Drag. I sort of knew this, but it was slammed home to me when a five-year-old boy asked if I was having a baby. Ouch. I also got a wake-up call when I tried on clothes, and there was a tubby woman in the...
jm-cornwell's picture
Nov.15.2013
With all the hype about the pendemic of obesity in America, it's hard to separate fact from fiction. Obese people eat too much and are lazy. Obese people have more heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and a host of other diseases. Obesity is the nation's #1 killer. Obesity is bad. Obesity means...
tim-haywood's picture
Jan.10.2013
We leaned against the double doors, prying them open as a chilly gust engulfed our faces. It's a sensation to which I've grown accustomed—the sharp contrast between a gym's pungent humidity and the cold desolation of a January night. The basketball game had ended ten minutes previous, yet my...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.10.2012
Our friend Webster defines “addiction” as “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.” The number of different addictions (which today includes the title of compulsive obsession behaviors) seems to...
jill-moore's picture
Oct.19.2012
  How many times have you heard this quote?  “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Do you believe it to be true?  I do and here is why.  I see people struggling with their weight every day.  People in...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.27.2012
Hey Mister President, Mister Nominee. Hello, all you pundits, pollsters and experts. You want to know about the state of America? I have a one stop appraisal opportunity for you.  Just go to the land of low, low prices, WalMart. I'm not a WalMart fan. For a place known for low prices, surveys...
sherry-parnell's picture
Sep.05.2012
“Does this make me look fat?” How many times have you been cornered into answering this question?  Or how many times have you asked this question?  We are living in a weight-obsessed, body conscious society even though ironically two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. There...
jill-moore's picture
Aug.26.2012
  In my last post, The Next 50 Lbs: 50 States of Overweight and How to Solve It, I shared some pretty grim statistics on the rising obesity rates in America.  Today, I want to do a little walk down Memory Lane and have a look at the sad history of our S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) and...
jill-moore's picture
Aug.17.2012
DISCLAIMER: Before you read this, please know that it comes from a place of absolute love for you and my wish for you to have a long, healthy, happy life with those that you love. ******************************************************************************************** From Gallup Well-Being on...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.14.2012
Congratulations, America, on the fine Olympic showing. Good to see that one of the wealthiest, most sophisticated and powerful nations in history can find, train and field athletes who will entertain us, return with gold and reflect glory on us. Congratulations, too, on your obesity....