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We're not the only ones noticing fatties around us.
Yes, the RFT
often writes about fat people, whether it's EMTs struggling to cart around the morbidly obese
, history's biggest porkers
, or just pannus
But we're not the only ones observing fatties in our midst: Time
just published a big story on obesity rehab for children
, told through the experience of teenager Elizabeth Fedorchalk
. Her hometown? Holt's Summit
, near Jefferson City.
She had been trying to lose weight since elementary school,
but diets never made a difference. She wasn't husky. She wasn't
big-boned. By age 16, the 5-ft. 5-in., 291-lb. high school junior from
Holts Summit, Mo., was undeniably obese. And each year, it was only
The story goes on to document her
experience at Wellspring
fat camp. After
she learned to watch what she puts in her mouth and
managed to walk a half marathon. She's dropped 72 pounds and gone from
dress size 22 to 14. Daily RFT
salutes her efforts. At
this rate, we'll have to find somebody else to write about - and rest assured,
we'll find somebody!