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Wellness Wednesday – the fatphobic rhetoric of “true” loss

About a decade ago, I met two different folks who had lost a large amount of weight. The first was a young woman who had lost about 40 lbs and didn’t really have much more to lose; the second was … Continue reading

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The Locked Room, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

As the UK enters its first lockdown in 2020, Ruth Galloway tries to unravel a mystery from her mother’s past while simultaneously teaching, homeschooling, and running a university department. DCI Nelson, meanwhile, finds his investigation into a string of suspicious … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – The Thing About My Body

A month ago, I went on a week-long vacation through multiple state and national parks. It was an amazing vacation. Jason and I had lots of fun and saw incredible things. We were active, outdoors, and having adventures. But this … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Another Failed Doctor

I had a rather upsetting visit to the doctor last week. I hadn’t wanted to go to this doctor, because my first experience with her in June wasn’t great, but I went. For some context, my PCP referred me to … Continue reading

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Fitness for Every Body, by Meg Boggs

Subtitled: Strong, Confident, and Empowered at Any Size I follow Meg Boggs on Instagram and enjoy her content for the most part. I’m not interested in the same kind of fitness as she is – heavy strength training and powerlifting … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – When “Fat” is Just a Description

A couple nights ago, I sat on the floor of the kitten room. I’ve been working hard to socialize these kittens, and each of them has reached a different level of comfort. On this particular night, Angus came right up … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – The Clothes In My Closet

In September 2011, after I’d lost 60 lbs and had crossed the arbitrary dividing line between a 2 or a 1 at the beginning of my weight, I finally decided to get rid of my bigger clothes. I’d held onto … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, by Aubrey Gordon

This is a book about anti-fat bias and the pervasiveness of fat-shaming, diet culture, and discrimination in our society. Let me start by saying something very, very honest: Reading books like this one make me want to claw my skin … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – 23 Years

Before I start this post, I want to talk a bit about the “new” WordPress. Yesterday, WP converted me over without permission, and I lost the ability to choose the classic editor. I despise the new editor. It’s so buggy. … Continue reading

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The Great Bra Hunt: Introduction

Okay. Let me get the awkward part out of the way first. If you don’t want to read about bras and bra-fit, just skip this series. There will be real talk about breasts and breast-issues, and photos in most of … Continue reading

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