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The Vertical Pool by Rev. Ricky Summers November 10, 2010 12:04AM

I really appreciate your helping me get the word out on the excercise pool that is enabling me be more healthy.

Low carb and being slim August 01, 2010 11:02AM

There are certain dangers with low carbing which should be noted... with long term use, kidney damage, muscle wasting (we NEED carbs to fuel our bodies) which means lower metabolism etc. I know someone who GAINED... 50 lbs on the low carb diet (after they lost like 30!).  Ask any nutritionist and they will say that the best thing about low carbing is that most folks cannot stay on it for any length of time.

WLS patient dies in Britain July 27, 2010 7:22PM

Sharon Mevsimler, billed as the UK's "fattest woman" died recently.  Interestingly enough most of the news stories either don't mention her weight loss surgery she had a couple of months ago or if they do, only mention it at the end of the article.

Weight, a Control Issue July 13, 2010 6:00PM

Adults who have suffered sexual abuse as a child often use weight gain as a form of protection.  This is not to say every overweight adult may have been abused.  For those of us struggling with weight since childhood, the issues are deeper than we are just too lazy or stupid to control ourselves.

Poem: Proud Peacock June 29, 2010 10:41AM

Proud Peacock

If you don't have a gastric bypass you will get sick? June 26, 2010 1:41PM

In the latest from (who else) the ASBMS (the professional organization for bariatric surgeons), they presented a study in which they compared the records of 587 gastric bypass patients to 189 patients who were eligible for surgery but did not have it because insurance had denied them.

Things I'd like back from weight loss surgery by Grace June 13, 2010 6:45PM

Grace, who had a takedown from her gastric bypass, last year, explained that she still suffered repercussions (it's not really reversible - they can just reconnect the bypassed bowel and bypassed stomach).

Combatting the misinformation ... June 09, 2010 11:19AM

I kind of educated a "civilian" today - I mentioned a friend who was of size, attending school on the internet as a nice alternative to the antics of the zoo known as High School and she said "Oh but the school has a phys ed program - maybe that would help ... you know (dot dot dot)..."

What IS size acceptance anyway? June 09, 2010 11:12AM

I just got "unfriended" in facebook this AM because someone's hot button issue was feeling that Weight Watchers is a "fraudulent corporation," something which I disagreed with.

Why Are We Letting Michelle Obama Off So Easy? June 02, 2010 3:03PM

The Obamas are seemingly new territory for America's view of the White House. I'm reminded of the Kennedy years. Kennedy was a first in many ways. He was young. He was the first Catholic. He had young children in the White House. His ideas and focus were reflective of a country ready for something different after the post-war, anti-Communist, bent towards conservatism that had dominated the previous decade. And he had a beautiful wife.

Dear Michelle Obama - Good Intentions are Not Enough May 11, 2010 10:42AM

I sincerely believe that Michelle Obama has the absolute best of intentions with her war on childhood obesity.  Unfortunately, good intentions and $5 will get you a non-fat latte and not much else.

Manifesto 275 May 10, 2010 2:31PM

Two hundred and seventy-five pounds. That's what the nurse said when she weighed me in the other day. I thought: that seems about right to me. It seems small to me on the grand scale of what I COULD weigh. You really should lose weight. Her voice said: "You really ought to do something about that."

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