It all about routines

I got up and weighed this morning. Since the end of August I have lost 50 pounds. With me having lipedema it is a remarkable achievement. I think what has helped the most is my daily routine. First of all, I tend to have the same thing for breakfast, about an hour or so after … Continue reading It all about routines

Searching for Joyful Feelings

Cee and I have been looking for ways to increase the joy in our lives. We've been exercising our "joy muscles" by finding the things that bring us joy and opening ourselves up to others. It's been great fun. One thing that we needed to do was to figure out what joy felt like. If … Continue reading Searching for Joyful Feelings

It’s All About Balance

I've not talked yet about the other chronic diseases I have. I've had Type I diabetes now for nearly 20 years. And I have almost died three times due to undiagnosed and untreated Lyme Disease. It took me years to get both of these diseases under control and well balanced. Currently, I have no signs … Continue reading It’s All About Balance

I’ve become extremely insecure

NOTE: Yesterday, Sunday I was feeling guilty and sad. Chris asked me to tell her how I was feeling and she typed up my responses to that question. I feel like I’ve become extremely insecure since the lipedema stuff (treatment) started. I just feel like a total wimp. Very weak. Not able to make decisions. … Continue reading I’ve become extremely insecure

Why would anyone want to work with people like me?

It was hard to judge the emotions behind Cee’s question. I could hear concern, despair, futility and curiosity in her voice, all blended into a heart-wrenching question. She was saying that the world had branded her an abject failure, someone to ridicule for being fat and lazy, lacking self control and pride in her appearance. … Continue reading Why would anyone want to work with people like me?

Why Lipedema Sisterhood?

I'm Cee. I'm not fat. I have lipedema. I am starting this Lipedema Sisterhood blog as a way of sharing my reactions and insights to being diagnosed with this disorder.  I also want to share how I work through the treatment for lipedema.  My condition went undiagnosed until late August 2019, so I’ll be writing … Continue reading Why Lipedema Sisterhood?