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!
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?
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.
I'm so grateful that so many women have checked out my blog. I just want to say thank you to all my followers and visitors! You all have inspired me to continue sharing my journey, and everyday you remind me that I am not alone. Suffering in physical and psychological pain from Lipedema for so many years without a diagnosis left me feeling isolated, like so many of you have told me you felt. Now, we have each other. LipLadyFAB.com statistics are proof of that!
Get Social With Lip Lady FAB on June 15 and post your FABulous photos to win FREE Benefit Cosmetics! Also, see behind the scenes pics from my recent on-camera interview at Dr. David Amron's home!
Hi Everyone! Happy New Year, and I'm so glad so many of you have decided to join me and follow my story! I hope to bring you more fun and fashion tips this year! I know many of you are anxious to hear how I'm doing! Be sure to follow the blog and like LipLady Fab on … Continue reading Lipedema Liposuction Surgery – Month 4 Recovery Update with Photos!
I will share bits of my recovery and surgery experience so you can have some idea of what to expect.