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Bear Family — Benny Bear Gets in Shape

Yael Mermelstein

Dr. Schwartz shook his head as I stepped off the scale. Then he shook his head again, first to the right, then to the left, then right and then left again. “Benny,” he said. “You’ve gained a bit too much weight since your last doctor’s visit. I would suggest that you cut out junk food as much as possible and that you start an exercise regimen. It isn’t healthy to be carrying around extra weight that you don’t need.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Well, no wonder I hadn’t been able to close my pants recently! I thought the pants were defective but apparently, it was just me who needed a bit of adjustment. “We’ll definitely see to that,” my mother said to Dr. Schwartz. “Great! Check in again in a month and let’s see how things are going.” When we got home, my mother came into my room and gave me a newspaper clipping. “There’s an exercise class for frum boys, look it over.” I guess my mother hadn’t been surprised by what Dr. Schwartz had said, because the newspaper clipping looked crumpled and old, like she’d been holding on to it for a long time.

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