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Snow whirled around me in a blast of cold wind. When it disappeared and a puff of heat hit me, I knew I had arrived back in Asia. 2,585 more words

Gen. Story

The Newest Chapter in a very Old Story

Every September since 1874 the Ontario Agriculture College in the city of Guelph has welcomed a set of fresh faces; straight from the farm and prepared to learn about the latest in agricultural technology. 226 more words


I'm Not Obese

I take notes at meetings and presentations.  Even ones where they say they’ll give you handouts so you don’t need to bother.  It’s a hold over from school; I was very likely a bit ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) but not diagnosed.  973 more words

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OAC Press Release: ObesityWeek in Boston!

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Set to Host

Your Weight MattersSM Local Event in Boston During ObesityWeekSM


On the heels of a highly successful Your Weight Matters National Convention, the OAC is excited to announce the debut of YWMLocal – Boston 2014. 333 more words

Rants And....Rants!

My unexpected education at #YWM2014

Last week I had the awesome pleasure of attending the Obesity Action Coalition’s 2014 Your Weight Matters convention in Orlando.  They advertised the event as a place to learn about advocacy, weight control, health issues, and support. 301 more words

What I learned at #YWM2014

I’m finally coming off the high that I endured for 4 days in Orlando during the Obesity Action Coalition’s 2014 Your Weight Matters convention.

First, I’d like to thank the staff and fellow members of the OAC for being super heroes. 291 more words

Please stand by.

Disclosure:  I’ve just paid the membership fee to join the OAC and I paid the usual fee to attend the conference, too.  I’m not getting a penny for discussing them or the conference and I wasn’t solicited for my opinion by anyone.  421 more words

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