I decided I wanted to “keep it 100” with my fellow lippy gals and share some of what I’ve been going through and what helps me climb my big legs up on that wagon again and again.
Hi FABulous Lippy Sisters! Well, 2017 is off to an amazing start! I’m so excited to share with you this special interview I was invited to give for JKODD Media’s newest series, A Model’s Life! In this 6 minute online reality series I talk about my experiences growing up with Lipedema, how I learned to… Continue reading Lip Lady FAB Crystal Willis Shares Her Lipedema Journey and Talks Plus Modeling on A MODEL’S LIFE by JKODD Media
Hi Gorgeous Lipedema ladies! 2017 is fast approaching, and if you haven’t already it’s time to set some new fitness goals! I know some of you are thinking that you don’t even want to set yourself up for failure. Believe me, I get it. I’ve done every fad diet, and gained it all back. I… Continue reading Lipedema Lady’s Top 3 Mental Keys to Weight Loss Success in 2017
Hello my fabulous Lip Ladies! I’ve missed you! As I sit here writing to you, I am sipping an iced mocha in the beautiful island of BALI! I’ll admit I’ve been a bit MIA. I was going through a lot of personal challenges, including a divorce and a career shift. I have great news though,… Continue reading Lip Lady FAB Travels to Eat, Pray, Love in Southeast Asia!
Written By: Asmaa Hammad, Guest Contributor Lipedema is a fat disorder, distributed in an irregular way beneath the skin, which affects the hips and the legs, but usually the feet are spared. In the later stages, lipedema affects the upper arms and can lead to immobility and secondary lymphedema. When one gets a diagnosis, they may feel angry, depressed,… Continue reading Why Are My Legs So Fat? The Top 5 Lipedema Websites
Today is my first day using my new Flexitouch pneumatic compression pump therapy device at home to treat the secondary Lymphedema I acquired from stage three Lipedema. What conservative therapies have you tried for treating your swelling from Lipedema or Lymphedema? Were you able to get your insurance to cover part of the cost?
Despite the fact that Lipedema fat doesn’t respond to traditional weight loss methods, it is possible to achieve better fitness level and lose some weight in the process. Those suffering from Lipedema can control their symptoms, manage inflammation, and lose some weight in the process. Dieting and exercise helps to control and manage the progression of Lipedema, so weight management is critical to keeping the disease in check. Of course, tumescent liposuction is the best treatment for painful Lipedema fat removal, but what if surgery is not an option for you at the moment? This article will go through the ten best Fitness Tips to Lose Weight with Lipedema, as well as pain management tips to help you get started toward a healthier, more active life!
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I will be attending “Living with Lipedema and Dealing with Dercum’s” April 8-10, 2016 at the Marriott St. Louis Airport hotel in St. Louis, MO. Keynote speaker is world renowned Fat Disorder expert, Karen L. Herbst, MD, PhD. Topics to include surgical and non-surgical treatment options in managing both…
If you take anything away from this, know that the first step is the biggest, set small attainable goals to get yourself started and feeling victorious, and most of all, never, ever, ever, give up!! The Lipedema race is not given to the swift….it’s given to those ladies who are determined not to take no, you can’t lose weight” for an answer.
Marie Claire Magazine describes the challenges faced when trying to lose weight, seeking a Lipedema diagnosis, and the struggle of managing and treating the condition. I share my story with over 1 million print subscribers and countless women online (the site will publish the article online soon). I hope women who identify with our stories are able to seek out the support and treatment they need, and can gain hope from my successes in managing my Lipedema.