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
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!
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.