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2004-11-27 03:00:09

There's good reason Bally Total Fitness has proclaimed today "Feeling Fat Friday" and is allowing anybody to use its gyms for free. If you ate a traditional Thanksgiving meal Thursday, you're probably avoiding mirrors and promising yourself you'll start working out today - or tomorrow. A modest helping of hors d'oeuvres, turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pie and a drink is approximately 2,700 calories and 144 grams of fat, said Silvia Veri, a dietitian for...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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