She weighed more than 270 pounds, and when Sonia, the older of her two daughters, drew pictures of her, she made her a big round circle with a head.
Thatai, twenty-five, says she was “really big” in high school and kept putting on weight after that. It was hard not to, since she works at Zingerman's Catering. “We're constantly eating” to sample possible menu items, she explains. “We graze through the whole day.” Not to mention the great discounts employees get on the deli's epic sandwiches.