In "Lip Lady Fab's 5 Step Guide to Loving Your Legs After a Lipedema Diagnosis," you'll discover: How I went from being nearly bed-ridden and suicidal, to loving my big fat legs and losing approximately 45lbs I'll share my journey with enrolling my family and my primary doctor into my treatment plan, seeking out therapists and a surgeon How I began eating healthier and got off my depressed butt to create a regular workout routine How I managed to motivate myself to embark on this journey when I felt so alone and depressed I truly hope that everyone who reads the book enjoys learning about my journey, and what brought me to a healthier place mentally and physically after finding out I had the condition.
Join me today at 2:00pm PST for a LIVE Guest Facebook chat on the Lovely Lipedema Life Facebook page ran by Ms. April Sluder, MSW! Let's talk about staying positive, avoiding self beat up, and how we can love our legs! I'm so excited to chat with you and catch up this Lipedema Awareness Month!
I've got a confession to make, girls. I've been beating myself up EVERYDAY for not blogging more and really getting this site going. I've also been beating myself up for not being the most compliant Lipedema patient. This has got to stop! I intend to use June and Lipedema Awareness Month as my opportunity to release the self-beat up about my fat legs and my blog in more ways than one!
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
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?
The Fat Disorders Research Society is having a conference April 8-10 in St. Louis, MO! Will any of you be attending? The wonderful and beautiful fellow Lipedema Blogger, Cheyenne Brinson, is raising funds to provide scholarships to attend for a few lucky Lipedema Ladies. Check out her blog!
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 Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease.
This conference is for patients, doctors, therapists, researchers and anyone else interested in Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease.
Think you may have lipedema? Are you a practitioner interested in learning more about lipedema? Then meet me in St Louie!
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Why Are My Legs So Fat? You May Actually Have Lipedema! Written by Crystal Willis Do you feel embarrassed by your "thunder thighs" or "cankles"? You're not alone. But, it might be more than just a need to lose a few pounds. Answer some of the questions below to determine if you might be … Continue reading Why are my legs so fat? You might actually have Lipedema!