Education: Big & Strong

Four years ago, when Rose Freistater, 26, of The Bronx applied for a teaching job, New York City examiners put her on the scales, shook their heads when the needle clocked 182. Refusing her a permanent job, they made her a substitute biology teacher, told her to train down to 150. For six months she rode horseback, hiked ten miles a day. dieted to the limit, became so weak that she ''could hardly pick up a thread.'' Then the examiners asked for her weight, still shook their heads when she said 160. Thoroughly demoralized,...

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