MTV’s I Used to Be Fat Helps Obese Teens Turn Their Lives Around

MTV has done it again. Their newest show, “I Used to Be Fat,” follows teens who are facing a real-life obstacle – obesity – and their paths to success. MTV has also created other shows that document the lives of teens in tough situations, such as teen pregnancy in “16 and Pregnant” or “If You Really Knew Me,” where teens cross social cliques to really get to know each other. So far, there have been four episodes of “I Used to Be Fat.”

The first episode allowed us to follow Homecoming Queen Gabriella during her summer of dieting and exercising. Gabriella lost a total of 90 pounds and developed skills to improve her relationship with her mother.

After Gabriella came Marci, a homeschooled teen who was moving away to college. During the summer before her freshman year, she teamed up with a personal trainer to conquer her obesity and address her personal demons.

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Six Fun Things to Do as a College Senior

dorm-pizzaAs a college senior, graduation is quickly approaching. It is so strange to think that I have been attending the University of Oklahoma for four years now, and that my days of calling myself a “Sooner” are coming to an end. Last night, my friends and I vowed to make this year our best yet. We decided to make sure we have done everything college-y  that we could think of. Here are some of our ideas for things to make sure we do before graduation – and it’s a pretty good list for all college seniors, if I do say so myself.

1. Buy a school jersey/shirt. Okay, so I already have about 200 school shirts. However, most of my shirts are stained or torn from years of love and football tailgate parties. I plan on buying a football jersey to wear on future game days. Also, it’ll be nice to have a shirt to wear after graduation that supports my alma matter and doesn’t have holes in it. Read the rest of this entry »


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