A Healthy Diet and Exercise to Manage Lipedema
Growing up I was always a little bit heavier, and then as I got past puberty, I started to
realize I was really gaining weight. Not only was I gaining weight in my stomach region,
but I noticed my legs were getting bigger too. And I just thought it was all a part of
obesity. I thought I was a victim of obesity, and I started to accept that was who I was,
though I was very unhappy and I wasn’t happy being that person, I started to accept
that’s who I was.
My job requires a lot of flying, and that, to me, has been a big issue. I’ve had to go
between California and New Jersey a couple of times a year, and now I fly all over the
country from my job. I’m a motivational speaker, and I’m required to be in a bunch of
different places throughout the year. Flying is tough. My legs drive me absolutely nuts
when I’m on the plane. I can feel them swelling, and I can feel the tightness, and I get
restless legs syndrome. I feel bad for anyone that sits next to me because I’m
constantly folding my legs in different ways, and trying to put my legs up, and they are
so uncomfortable. It’s almost like I dread flying for that reason.
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