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I have a congenital condition called Lipedema that contributes to my size, so no matter what I do I'll always be fat to some degree. But fat does not define me or my life.
I have a congenital condition called Lipedema that contributes to my size, so no matter what I do I'll always be fat to some degree. But fat does not define me or my life.

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#‎Weightbias‬ in ‪#‎healthcare‬ harms patients affected by ‪#‎obesity‬. 

Weight bias in healthcare delayed my ‪#‎lymphedema‬ & ‪#‎lipedema‬ diagnosis allowing the conditions to progress to irreversible stages, and putting my life at risk suffering with cellutlitis while doctors told me the problem was was "just my weight". All the while, they didn't even know how much I weighed because the scales in their offices didn't have a high enough capacity.

End the bias, Treat the patient.

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My story will air on The Doctors, Tuesday, October 14th. 

Check http://www.thedoctorstv.com/ for channel and times in your area.

P.S. I'll be on during the opening segment, so don't be late! 
#lipedema #lymphedema #advocacy #obesity

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Members of the weight loss, obesity and nutrition communities, WEGO Health is conducting a survey about the myths around weight loss. Take this 5 minute survey and voice your opinion on what the #1 myth is. For your contribution, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card! #survey #nutrition #weightloss #obesity

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Unsolicited weight advice given under the guise of concern for health.

Dear Abby, To imply that a young woman shouldn't be so comfortable with her body, and that her mother is LESS proud of her because of her weight???

http://born2lbfat.com/dear-abby-mom-proud-weight/

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Ironically, I experienced weight stigma while taking the picture I selected to use for the HealthCentral anti-stigma campaign. #LiveBold #Lipedema #Lymphedema #fatshaming 
Read the story here: http://born2lbfat.com/livebold-fight-weight-stigma/ 

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Tired of having your fat and excess skin touched? #TSAPrecheck might be a solution. http://bit.ly/1m2TPbq

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BMI ≠ Obesity = Excess Adiposity. Countless silly arguments erupt because people equate BMI with obesity. http://conscienhealth.org/2014/04/bmi-obesity-excess-adiposity/
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Tired of having your fat and excess skin touched at airport security? #TSAprecheck might be a solution. http://bit.ly/1hERph3 
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