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July 4, 2012

They don't get fat -- why not?


Michael, who was a swimmer, dancer and gymnast as a girl, and who was skinnier than her girlhood friends, keeps her home at about 72 degrees in the winter (a bit warmer than she likes, but her elderly mother likes it warm) and about 70 degrees in the summer. Her weight is a little higher than she wants, but she doesn't think about dieting. Instead, she might try some exercise.

"I need to," she said. "I am getting older. I have slacked off as an adult. I can tell the difference."

Hambleton is a writer and documentary filmmaker.

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