My maiden name was Katzman and my journey with obesity started at age 2 1/2. When I started kindergarten school, it took the “mean” kids all of about 10 seconds to change my name to Melinda FATzman. I lived with this throughout grammar school and not one teacher or administrator ever told those kids to stop. It was just good clean fun to make fun of the “fat” girl. As far as I can remember, this was my first experience with bullying, which led to a lifelong belief there was more just around the corner.