Medical Trauma: How to Move Forward

Medical trauma is a thing. Whether it is a new term to you or you have personal experience with it; medical trauma is definitely worth discussing. What is Medical Trauma? Believe it or not, I couldn’t find one general definition for medical trauma. However, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress network: Pediatric medical traumatic…

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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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My 400 LB Life

My 400 lb life may seem like click bait; but I promise you it is not! My name is AP and I really am 400+ lbs…440 (depending on the day lol) to be exact. Most of you reading this are probably cringing at the very thought of ever being my size. It’s probably made you…

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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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Can We Talk About Aging?

I distinctly remember being a child and overhearing my mom talking with her friends in passing about how old they were and all the changes their bodies had gone through since arriving at whatever particular age. I remember thinking to myself how “old” 38 was. Laughable right? I’m 34 years old now and I realize…

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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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#HealthChronicles: Listening to Your Body’s Cues

Have you ever felt a discomfort in your body like something just wasn’t quite right but you ignored it? You thought to yourself that it “wasn’t that serious” or perhaps you felt the doctor might treat your concerns trivially. If you’re reading this, I’m sure at one time or another you’ve felt that way. I…

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4 Ways I Prepare for Events with a Disability

One of the struggles I’ve highlighted on my blog is the anxiety that developed once my body started going through physical changes with arthritis. Going out to the house especially into social settings caused me great grief because I never knew what the walking was going to be like (distance, time etc.), what the venue…

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