Part I: Through Thick and Thin

(01/13/03) WHITE PLAINS - For one Westchester woman, life has been about trying to lose weight and living with the struggles of not being able to cross her legs or put on a seatbelt.

In Part I of this three-part series, News 12 Westchester takes a look at the desperate measures people like Laurie Antaleck take just to be thin. News 12 Westchester first met 35-year-old Antaleck in November of 2000. Antaleck is one of 60 million obese people living in the U.S.

After years of different diets and no results, Antaleck has decided to take a drastic step to improve the way she looks. She is going to undergo Bariatric Surgery, which will reduce the size of her stomach.

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