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The Weight of Living

The Weight of Living is a social media project with a mission to dismantle the stereotypes and myths surrounding the lives of those who live with obesity. Through stories and photos of our Facebook fans, we hope to address the bias that surrounds obesity and weight, and inspire others to continue the conversation about obesity.

Want to participate? Email us at info@obesitynetwork.ca

Please note that a waiver must be signed before your submission can be published. Please click here to get a copy of the waiver. 

    Jan 18, 2018
    Amanda McCarver is a busy wife, mom, aunt and full time payroll clerk at a construction company. Read about her journey with weight; perceptions, stereotypes, and dealing with it all.
    Dec 7, 2017
    Angela is a humorous 37 year old with a BA in Psychology and a patient in the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, movies, walking and much more!
    Jul 18, 2017
    Brenndon lives in Ontario and studies Political Science at York University. He loves being a student and is pursuing a career in Politics or Law.
    Jul 28, 2017
    Marty is the current chair of the CON Public Engagement Committee. It is his passion to speak out, to effect a positive change as to how people in general view and regard obese individuals.
    Aug 11, 2017
    Brandi is 44 years old, a wife and a mother to her 4 children, and is going on 17 years as a nursing attendant. Brandi loves to cheer on her children, do yoga, and vacation to Mexico.
    Aug 18, 2017
    Nora is a wife, a mother of three, and an Executive Assistant. She offers a unique perspective on obesity after having gone through her own journey with it.
    Aug 25, 2017
    Brian is a retired Police Officer, Public Speaker, and has recently joined CON's Public Engagement Committee.
    Sep 14, 2017
    Meet Carol! Originally from Newfoundland, she moved out West 18 years ago. She is a nurse, a wife of 8 years and mom to a fur baby. This is her story.
    Oct 12, 2017
    Ron Gerow was born and raised in Alberta, starting off in Leduc and working in and around the Edmonton/Leduc area for the past 15 years. Our conversation with Ron dove into a different aspect of obesity, and was motivating to be a part of.
    Nov 23, 2017
    Mandy is a registered nurse with two biological children, and two foster kinship children. Read her story here.