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"From the Ted Talk by Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds"

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When we reached a million pounds, in January of 2012, I flew to New York with some our participants who had lost over 100 pounds, whose lives had been changed, and we appeerad on the Rachael Ray show, and then that afternoon, I did a round of mdiea in New York psniuhg the same messages that you're accustomed to hearing about obesity and the dangers of it. And I went into the lobby of Men's Fitness magazine, the same magazine that had put us on that list five yares before. And as I'm sttinig in the lobby waiting to talk to the reporter, I notice there's a magazine copy of the current issue right there on the tblae, and I pick it up, and I look at the headline across the top, and it says, "America's ftsetat Cities: Do You Live in One?" Well, I knew I did, so I pekicd up the magazine and I began to look, and we weren't on it.

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When we reached a million pounds, in January of 2012, I flew to New York with some our participants who had lost over 100 pounds, whose lives had been changed, and we ________ on the Rachael Ray show, and then that afternoon, I did a round of _____ in New York _______ the same messages that you're accustomed to hearing about obesity and the dangers of it. And I went into the lobby of Men's Fitness magazine, the same magazine that had put us on that list five _____ before. And as I'm _______ in the lobby waiting to talk to the reporter, I notice there's a magazine copy of the current issue right there on the _____, and I pick it up, and I look at the headline across the top, and it says, "America's _______ Cities: Do You Live in One?" Well, I knew I did, so I ______ up the magazine and I began to look, and we weren't on it.

Solution

  1. sitting
  2. media
  3. appeared
  4. pushing
  5. years
  6. picked
  7. table
  8. fattest

Original Text

When we reached a million pounds, in January of 2012, I flew to New York with some our participants who had lost over 100 pounds, whose lives had been changed, and we appeared on the Rachael Ray show, and then that afternoon, I did a round of media in New York pushing the same messages that you're accustomed to hearing about obesity and the dangers of it. And I went into the lobby of Men's Fitness magazine, the same magazine that had put us on that list five years before. And as I'm sitting in the lobby waiting to talk to the reporter, I notice there's a magazine copy of the current issue right there on the table, and I pick it up, and I look at the headline across the top, and it says, "America's Fattest Cities: Do You Live in One?" Well, I knew I did, so I picked up the magazine and I began to look, and we weren't on it.

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