What a difference 10 years makes.
Then: acne (all over), round face, out of shape, cellulite, restless sleep, smoker, eating processed junk, high cholesterol/triglycerides/blood pressure, no type 1 diabetes or diagnosed lipedema, much larger calves/legs. Weight, 120 (diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and started an insulin pump, rocketed to 145 over the next 7 years).
Now: Clear skin, best shape of my life, no cellulite, sleep like a baby, non-smoker, cooking, leaner than I ever have been, type 1 diabetes and lipedema diagnosis, much smaller legs, digestion issues nearly gone, Paleo. Weight, 122.
They say that with age comes wisdom, for that I’m thankful. I do wish I’d found a healthier path sooner, but better late than never. I reached a point when I mentally decided to just let go of this need to “control” and learn to love myself, somewhat of a relinquishment, and what do you know. Shit changed in a big way.
I so love this!!! You are an inspiration to others. We’ve gone back to eating very unhealthy again and after Dennis’ last doctors report, it’s time to get back. You look fabulous Linds!!!
Thanks, Mel. Love ya!
what an inspirational story and great pictures. At first looking only at the pics you imagine the first bigger pics are now..you look so much younger as well as healthier. Well done for having the courage to share, you will help others.
Thanks Tabitha for your kind words! I appreciate them 🙂
WOW, you look AMAZING, and so does Lucy! I can’t believe how clear your skin is, unbelievable. So proud of you, Love you
I discovered your blog and so far this is the most helpful site I have found. I have self diagnosed myself with Lipedema, unfortunately, and have been searching for a doctor to help make a definitive diagnosis. My efforts have failed miserably and have left me in tears many a time. I live in Arizona and I think I read that your doctor had moved here. If so I would be very interested in trying to contact him/her. Thank you so much in advance!!
You are an inspiration and give me hope to keep this under control 😉
How do you get diagnosed with lipedema?
Hi Mary – I think you need to see a specialist that knows what lipedema is, to be properly diagnosed. I know specialists are few and far between at this point, although growing in numbers the more attention brought to the disorder. There are a lot of Facebook groups, and resources online, such as Dr. Karen Herbst’s website! Let me know if you have additional questions.