For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Keeps After Body Weight Is Lost

For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Keeps After Body Weight Is Lost Carlos Romero’s apartment is marked with remnants from their former life: a huge tv from their times playing realm of Warcraft and a couple of jeans the width of an simple seat. Remnants of that time — as he weighed 437 pounds — mark his body too: free, hanging skin and stretchmarks. “I weight lift and work down and work hard, but there’s damage that is lasting” says Romero....

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