She is 5-4, 219 pounds. A registered nurse, she recently lost her mother to obesity-related illness and her father also died young. She said she always compared her health with her parents' and fooled herself by thinking, "I'm not that bad," but a recent visit to her doctor's office proved otherwise. She has diabetes and other weight-related illnesses. "I am running right down the path after my parents. And I am a nurse and I should know better."
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