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Weight Loss Surgery. How is Becky Sawtelle Doing a Year Later?

Weight Loss Surgery. How is Becky Sawtelle Doing a Year Later?

It was nearly a year ago — January 17, 2013 — that I first wrote about Becky Sawtelle and her decision to have weight loss surgery. She is only 5′ 3″ tall and, at the time, weighed 272 pounds. (Her highest weight was 281 pounds.) Her body mass index (BMI) was 49. Anything over 30 is considered obese. 

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Learning to Draw Portraits. I Gave Myself a Facelift Because I Could

Learning to Draw Portraits. I Gave Myself a Facelift Because I Could

My final drawing assignment was a giant self-portrait. 18 x 24-inch. Really, really big. I can't believe my first semester of art school is already over. Like everything wonderful in life, it sped by like a snap of the fingers.

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My Best Christmas Present Ever

My Best Christmas Present Ever

Thirty years ago, on Christmas Eve, I went into labor with my daughter Stephanie. My husband Barry wasn't feeling well and jokingly (more or less) said, "Please don't have the baby tonight."

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