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February 12, 2007
She is utterly preoccupied with being slim. When she and her husband go out to dinner, they share an entrée in the best interests of the thinness. She weighs herself every day, and cuts back ruthlessly on her frugal diet if there’s any gain. The obsession, however, is derailed when she becomes pregnant. Even though she eats less and less, she’s gaining weight. One day, having skipped lunch and gone for a walk, she faints by the elevator and is revived by a co-worker, sternly saying, “Honey, now is not the time to worry about the size of your ass.”