When obese people are at the size genetically normal for them, their energy balance and requirements per unit of lean body mass are indistinguishable from you or me or any other ‘normal’ weight individual, said Dr. Rudolph L. Leibel, M.D., now at Columbia University, whose laboratory at Rockefeller University, New York, has conducted some of the most detailed, complex metabolic research on energy balance and the biochemistry of fat. “An obese person is metabolically just like a lean person, except they’re bigger,” he said.
So this happened today. I received this Graduate with Distinction award from the Women’s and Gender Studies department and I’m still a little in shock. It has been such an honor and a privilege to be apart of such an amazing and life-changing department and I’m going to miss every bit of it. (at Rachel Carson Hall)
I took this picture my freshman year as an 18 year old, totally unaware of what the next 4 years would hold. It was one of the first pictures I took of this campus. And now here I am and I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end. 4 years later. In 12 days, I will be graduating from this whole experience. I’m just trying to figure out how to be okay with leaving it all behind. (at Sonoma State University)