Barbara Boehm Miller
Fiction writer and creator of the character, Lola Rolls

Size Acceptance

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Afraid of Getting Fat

Dear Lola, I hardly ever leave the house, except to go to the grocery store. My only entertainment is ordering takeout and drinking wine with friends online. My eating is basically insane right now, and I’m gaining weight. I’ve never been fat in my whole life, but I can’t seem to stop myself from overeating. […]

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

When Your Boyfriend Doesn’t Exist

Dear Lola, I met this great guy online, and things are really serious between us. We haven’t met IRL because he lives overseas. Given the current craziness in the world, who knows when that will happen now? In the meantime, I’ve been doing my best to be happy with texts and telephone calls. Things were […]

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Fat, Bored, and Lonely

Dear Lola, Like everyone else in the U.S., I’m stuck inside working from home. I’ve done the Zoom happy hours and WebEx meetings. Nobody expects this to really take the place of human contact, but it doesn’t even come close for me. I’m bored, bored, bored. And all I do is stuff my face with […]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Depression After Weight Loss

Dear Lola, My weight has been an issue my entire life. Things got really bad after college when I hit 350 pounds. I felt tired and out of breath all the time and fell into a deep depression, which only made the problem worse. I had gastric bypass surgery about two years ago and reached […]

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Monday, January 6, 2020

What We Love is Beautiful

Dear Lola, When I first started dating my husband, he was in decent shape and a healthy guy. Since we got married five years ago, however, he has been gaining weight steadily and is now about 50 pounds heavier. We would like to start a family, but are having trouble conceiving, which I suspect has […]

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Plus-sized Dating

Dear Lola, A few months ago, one of my friend’s girlfriends, let’s call her Sally, asked if I would be interested in going on a blind date with someone she knew. Since Sally is very good looking and a general catch, I figured her friend would be too. And the blind date, let’s call her […]

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