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This blog will explore what it's like having a fat Mid Section in Middle America, comparing and contrasting the Mid Western fat experience with that of the rest of the country and exploring the perception and treatment of fat people in the United States at large.

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Size Matters

Mary was pleasantly surprised to find like-minded parents when she helped with uniform fittings for her daughter’s high school band.

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A Game Of Oh Hell No!

Whether you are a Game of Thrones fan or not, you will appreciate Mary’s writing about how ridiculous it is for any fan of the show to question the plausibility of one of its central characters remaining fat in spite of energy-draining conditions.

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Once In Love With Amy

Have you seen the preview clip from the movie Trainwreck? Unfortunately, it makes some negative implications about fat men. Mary has suggestions for how to counteract this negativity.

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Go All Out

Summer brings on the need for skin-baring clothing to beat the heat. Mary encourages us to feel free to wear what keeps us comfortable, but also to take steps to avoid skin cancer.

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Non - TRANS - ference

Did you hear about the new FDA ban on added trans fats in foods? Mary has some keen observations on how it has been covered in the media.

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Recipe For Disaster

Some state government food and drink police are at it again, wanting to put warning labels about sugar content on soft drinks. Mary shares the details, and some thoughts of her own about this.

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The Big Story

Want some ideas for fat-friendly summer reading? Mary offers suggestions and asks for yours, too.

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Losing Steam

Is the public growing tired of news stories about the “obesity epidemic?” Mary hopes so!

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We Know Nothing

Because the upcoming seasonal cookout and picnic events can sometimes lead to fat shaming comments, Mary offers some great ideas for responses.

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Learning Curves

Are weight loss drugs being approved at the expense of our health? Check out Mary’s investigation of Contrave, the latest “diet drug” to be approved by the FDA.

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Never exercise to earn food or punish yourself for eating.
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