10 Years-Then and Now

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).10 Years Ago

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.Now Photo Combined

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.

9 thoughts on “10 Years-Then and Now

  1. 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!!!

  2. Hi Linds,

    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 😉
    ~ Valerie

    • 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.

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