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Quick Note: Light Posting Here, Heavy Posting Elsewhere

It’s election season in Arizona again, which means I’ve rejoined the nefarious underground of citizens in support of candidates who stand for such “extremism” as: Public education that is adequately funded and that values the contributions of education professionals. (Because,

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Awareness Isn’t Enough

As much as I love Endometriosis Awareness Month — because for such a common condition, it is too little known and too greatly misunderstood — I kind of hate it as well. Yes, I get that it’s a first step,

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More Endo Talk

I was at the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona Blog again yesterday, talking about endometriosis one last time. That post focused on endometriosis treatment and trying to sort out the pros and cons of various medical and surgical options. If

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Are you sick of me talking about endometriosis yet?

Because I kind of am. I mean, I’d really this were a much more manageable condition already and be done with it. Not only is endometriosis not particularly manageable, but it’s also often not easily or readily diagnosable — which

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Admitting

This week’s theme is the social impact that endo has had on my life. I’ll get to this, I promise. As some readers might know, I hurt my foot about… a week and a half ago (at least at the

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I Hate My Hips

In case you read my blog and are not aware, I have endometriosis. (Yeah, that’s what that MenstroMonster tag is doing in the sidebar.) In case you are also not aware, March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. In light of that,

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Stop projecting your misconceptions about fat onto my life.

I’m sure that by now a lot of people have seen Paul Campos’s article “Our Imaginary Fear of Fat” in The New York Times. I read it, but then I made the mistake of reading the comments. Not the comments

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And We All Fall Down

Given the number of times I declare my undying hatred of standing balance poses, it may be surprising, both that I put together a sequence — for my school students — building toward half moon and that I enjoyed doing

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Colposcopy

I wrote about it here, at the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona blog. Though, in the interests of full disclosure — While I’ve done my research and while I’ve probably talked to more people about their personal colposcopy experiences than

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The Biggest Loser & Internet Vitriol

A few days ago, I posted #stopbiggestloser, my explanation of why I support Golda Poretsky’s Twitter campaign — which has since been joined by this petition, started by Ragen Chastain and Jeanette DePatie — to request that NBC keep teenage

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Talking About Cervices

At the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona Blog. Specifically, the post I wrote this time is about interpreting abnormal Pap test results. You know, what the different medical acronyms mean, what the recommended follow up steps are for each one,

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A Small Endometriosis Rant

Partly on the endo classification system itself, partly on how people tend to interpret it. Short text explanation of how endo classification works — Upon observation (usually via laparoscopy), the surgeon makes note of the size and location of any

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Hating Gym: Liking Gym Edition

I have admittedly invested a lot of both time and effort in chronicling why I despised my ninth grade gym class: Scale Edition and the competitive BMI portion of my PE grade. Menarche Edition, complete with gushing and dodge ball.

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More Political Postings

I’m writing this on the last evening of the Democratic National Convention. Probably — I’m not watching TV and not keeping track of time zones — even as I’m writing this, Barack Obama is giving his speech to the DNC

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Guest Post — Hating Gym: Guest Blogging Edition

Closetpuritan is a self-described nerd and skeptic who writes about fat at http://closetpuritan.wordpress.com/. She likes to involve her dog when running or hiking, and not involve her dog when swimming or doing yoga. She still doesn’t play team sports. Gym

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Playing with My Playlist 3: Your Mojo Is in Your Hips

You know how when you’re going through your stuff, you sometimes find things that make you go, “What made me think it was a good idea to own this in the first place?” I do not own it, but that’s

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Playing with My Playlist 2

I’m not sure how much I love this one for me, so I’m considering deleting it from my personal playlist. That said, nothing about it is terrible for me, so I don’t want to get rid of it entirely. Ah,

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Obamacare, Birth Control, & Me

Today is the day. As part of the Affordable Care Act, insurers will have to cover some preventative services — birth control pills among them — without copays or cost-sharing, in the first plan year that begins on or after

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Hip Yoga: Build a Stronger Butt?

Woman in downward facing dog with one leg raised.

First off, if you do any kind of YouTube, Google, or other Internet search for “yoga butt” — or even the somewhat more technical “yoga and glutes” — you will find a plethora of pages promising to tighten one’s butt,

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DVD Review — Total Yoga: The Flow Series — Fire

DVD Cover of Total Yoga: Fire

This DVD will not be up for giveaway. Given that I’ve reviewed the first 2 DVDs in this series, I figured it’s only fitting that I review Fire. However, this is one DVD I’m going to keep for myself —

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