Let’s Talk About Obesity

I’m a fairly standard hourglass-figured size 12. I exercise regularly. I eat well.

According to the weight chart my doctor has on her annoying little clipboard, I’m obese. I like my body, so I bristled the first time I heard it. Not exactly something you want to lead your dating bio with, but I’ve come to learn it’s actually a medical term. A stigma-loaded one, but a medical term nonetheless.

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Nancy Colasurdo

Nancy Colasurdo

Activist Journalist, Opinion Writer, Author, Life Coach in Greater NYC area. Occasional guest columnist at NJ.com. Six-word bio: Zen chick with a Jersey edge.