Category Archives: Obesity

The Weight of the World

When I was a young child, I was a very picky eater. I would often refuse to eat the meals my parents put before me, even if it was something that I’d eaten and enjoyed before. Some kids are so-called … Continue reading

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In the Eyes of the Beholder?

A couple of weeks ago, I sparked a small firestorm on my social media feed. While ‘checking into’ my local gym on Facebook, I made the self-deprecating comment that I was “not yet beach worthy.” Several of my friends and … Continue reading

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Weighty Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot about Paula Deen, but not for the reason that you might suspect. I’m not all that interested in the way she allegedly treats her employees, her casual use of ethnic slurs, or her half-hearted apologies … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Fat

For many Americans, the New Year is often a time to look back on both the successes and failures of the past. More importantly, it is also a time to look forward and to think about the changes we want … Continue reading

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Weighty Hiring Decisions

A hospital in Texas recently made the national news when it announced that it would no longer hire obese workers. According to the new employment policy at the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas, all new employees — be they … Continue reading

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The Perils of Paula Deen

On Monday night, some good friends came to my house for dinner. Our dessert consisted of delicious store-bought chocolate pound cake from the Paula Deen collection of baked goods. The very next morning, Ms. Deen announced publicly that she’s been … Continue reading

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Weighty New Year’s Resolutions

2012 is now upon us. As is the tradition, the new year presents us with the opportunity to make various promises that are designed to make our lives better. To the delight of many, particularly gym owners and the diet … Continue reading

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