For additional information on fitness and nutrition:
* PLEASE (Promoting Lifelong Education About Self-Esteem), 91 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107.
* "Afraid to Eat: Children and Teens in Weight Crisis" (Healthy Weight Journal, 1997, $17.95). To order, call (701) 567-2646, or fax (701) 567-2602. Visa and MasterCard accepted.
* National Assn. to Advance Fat Acceptance, P.O. Box 188620, Sacramento, CA 95818; (916) 558-6880.
* "Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women," by Pat Lyons and Debby Burgard (Bull Publishing, 1990).
* Radiance: The Magazine for Large Women, P.O. Box 30246, Oakland, CA 94604; (510) 482-0680. $20 a year / four issues. Web site: http://www.radiancemagazine.com.
* "The Black Health Library Guide to Obesity," by Dr. Mavis Thompson, with Kirk A. Johnson (Henry Holt, 1993).
* "Idrea--The Larger Women's Workout," 47-minute video, $19.95 plus $4.50 shipping and handling from Collage Video, (800) 433-6769.
* "Yoga for Round Bodies I & II." Each 90-minute video includes three 30-minute yoga sessions. $29.95 each, plus $1.75 shipping and handling, from PLUS Publications, (800) 793-0666.
* The American Obesity Assn., P.O. Box 7114, Madison, WI 53707.
* The American Dietetic Assn.'s Consumer Nutrition Hotline: recorded messages for information and referrals. Call weekdays, (800) 366-1655. For free brochures, send a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to ADA's National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics, "Weight Control," 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606. Web site: http://www.eatright.org.
* The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, P.O. Box 1440, Indianapolis, IN 46206. Web site: http://www.ncppa.org.
* American Council on Exercise, a not-for-profit group, sets certification standards for exercise professionals and runs a consumer fitness hotline offering referrals to ACE-certified personal trainers. Web site: http://www.acefitness.org.
* Melpomene Institute for Women's Health Research, a nonprofit organization named for the first female marathon runner, specializes in health issues affecting physically active women. Web site: http://www.melpomene.org.