On my vision board, I have this image of an athlete and the phrase, “less pain, more yoga.” It reminds me every time I look at it that there are types of fitness that can be less strenuous but super beneficial. Yoga (or just stretching) is definitely one of the helpful self care tools I’ve begun to incorporate into my routine. When you’re a woman … Continue reading Less Pain, More Yoga for Lipedema Ladies
As I get back into improving my healthy eating, I started looking at what information is out there on Lipedema diets and Lymphedema diets. Research for Lipedema has come a long way, and many diets for Lipedema and Lymphedema focus on reducing inflammatory foods, sodium intake, refined carbohydrates, gluten and dairy. In the fight to achieve healthy eating habits, lose weight, maintain weight and reduce … Continue reading The Lipedema and Lymphedema Diet Nutrition Guide
Written by Linda Eaves On the 90th day of March 1st, 2020 I was doing my usual commute from bedroom to bathroom, finally arriving in the living room with my coffee mug to boot up my work laptop. I paused briefly to run a quick mental inventory. Late 50’s, Seattleite, been on every type of diet ever (even had weight loss surgery and regained) and currently … Continue reading Good Vibrations: Whole Body Vibration Plate For Lipedema Lymphatic Relief
The 91st Academy Awards just wrapped up a big year! I was personally so excited to see all the amazing winners of color, like Spike Lee (finally!) Ruth Carter, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali. The highlight for me was Lady Gaga winning the Oscar for Best Original Song for the heartfelt “Shallow” from the movie, A Star is Born. I cry every time I hear … Continue reading My Oscar Week Gifting Lounge Swag Haul!
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.
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! Continue reading I’m Kissing Self-Beat Up Good-bye for Lipedema Awareness Month!!
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 love my body, and my new adventures in plus size … 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 finally decided one day I would put down the diet … 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, and that is I have decided to work for myself … 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, or isolated. However, there are resources online as well as … Continue reading Why Are My Legs So Fat? The Top 5 Lipedema Websites