Virginia Cofer, left, and registered dietitian Indi Maharaj prepare roast beef and asparagus rollups at the Chattanooga Lifestyle Center.
Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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Virginia Cofer liked being big. "I'm a big person, a loud person," says the Chattanooga restaurateur. "I like taking up space. I always said my weight kept me grounded." But what was keeping her grounded was also threatening to kill her.