Does What We Eat Really Matter?

I remember a time when I never really consciously considered what I ate outside of “does this taste good?” Growing up in a large family, food was a necessity and my parents main concern was balance and buying what they could afford. I think it goes without saying that the affordable foods are always the…

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Sleep Apnea – Busting the Myths Breaking the Stigma

Sleep Apnea is defined by the Mayo Clinic as: a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Mayo Clinic Sleep Apnea has it’s fair share of bad press. More often than not it’s shrouded in jokes because of the equipment used to treat it. An even bigger running joke is that…

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Disability Visibility- Why it Matters

Disability visibility may seem like a foreign phrase if you’ve never had a disability. Chances are you may not think about the lack of representation disability gets in media. And honestly, that’s to be expected. Most of us fail to think about things that don’t directly affect us even when we’re trying to be the…

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Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

Thyroid Disease Awareness Month is honored in the month of January; so here we are! I remember a time in my life when thyroid disease wasn’t even a thought that entered my mind. All of that changed in October 2016 when I discovered a lump in my throat. In May of 2017 I was diagnosed…

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Navigating Chronic Illness – Life After Diagnosis Live

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to announce that myself and Lorna Finn of http://www.cystumofcurves.com are partnering to present a special live about chronic illness! Join us as we have an open conversation about advocating for your health, love & relationships, resources and more! Save the date! 1/7/2020 7:30 PM EST. http://instagram.com/apyblog http://instagram.com/cystumorcurves I hope to…

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Therapy Before WLS: Why It’s Important

Therapy is one of those things that people either believe is great or believe it has no purpose. If you have ever read my blog, then you know I advocate heavily for therapy. As a person who has battled depression since I was a child; I understand the importance of therapy. WLS is Not a…

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Recap: The Chronicon

If you’re an avid reader of my blog (first of all thank you!) then you are super familiar with The Chronicon and what it is since I interviewed the creator Nitika Chopra here. Check it out to get all the tea on how The Chronicon was born! Leading up to The Chronicon I had been…

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Body Diversity Is Not About Condoning a Lifestyle

If there’s one thing I encounter daily on my social media, it’s the accusation that my existing in a fat body means I condone an unhealthy lifestyle. God forbid I’m not lamenting on how ugly I am, how dissatisfied I am with my looks and oooh how much better my life would be if I…

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What My Weight Loss Journey Is Teaching Me About Myself

Intentional weight loss is such a touchy subject these days, and I’ve shared my thoughts on that. Despite how anyone else feels about it, this is currently the journey that I’m on. And while the journey started out feeling cumbersome and impossible, I’ve been learning a thing or two about myself that leads me to…

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#YouTube: GRWM Chatting Intentional Weight Loss

If you’re familiar with the “plus community” then you are familiar with how diverse the opinion of intentional weight loss is. The plus community is made up of an array of belief systems some of which are vehemently against losing weight on purpose.  In this video today I’m “weighing in” with my opinion!

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