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.
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!
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.
Hello my lovely Lip Ladies!I'm very excited because I just returned from my Pre-Operative check up with Dr. David Amron at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery. He's an excellent surgeon with 20 years experience in Liposuction, and I've spoken with several ladies with Lipedema who have had successful Lipedema liposuction surgeries with him. I arrived to a … Continue reading Preparing for Lipedema Liposuction Surgery & Meeting Dr. Herbst and Dr. Amron
Good Diets for Lipedema Ladies Weight Loss Written by Crystal Willis Like most of you, every time a doctor has looked at my legs or my BMI since puberty, I've been told I needed to lose weight. This began years of yo-yo dieting and self-shaming. One good thing about a diagnosis of Lipedema is … Continue reading Good Diets for Lipedema Ladies and Weight Loss
We've known from Dr. Herbst and other researchers that Lipedema fat is connected to the immune system in some way. Hoards of immune system cells known as macrophages like to hang around fat cells and cause inflammation. A recent study published suggests that by subjecting the white fat cells and storage areas that hoard these … Continue reading New study points to immune system macrophages for weight loss
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!
I watched this creative and enlightening video today about Lipedema, the condition I have in my legs. I wanted to share it with all of you to raise awareness about this condition. 🙂 Stay tuned for more Lip Lady Fashion tips coming soon! 'Fat Legs and All' is a quirky and creative video made to raise … Continue reading Fat Legs and All: A fun look at Lipedema