A year with Jack

It has been over a year since Jack came into our lives and what a year it has been. Time has flown by! Jack was so timid and nervous the first day he arrived, he hid under the dining room table for a while and took around an hour to get used to me and … More A year with Jack

If the boots fit.

Last September I wrote about how I can never find any boots to fit me (refer to Fashion frustrations!) and I had a few messages recommending a clothes retailer for the curvier lady, Simply Be. I was told you can buy different size boots using different measurements so technically they are made to measure. I … More If the boots fit.

Happy new year!!

I want wish everyone a happy new year!  2015 has been an up and down year for my family and I. The upside, moving house, being referred to the leg clinic which have been brilliant in helping me cope with Lipoedema, adopting Jack and making good memories. This year my main aim is to make … More Happy new year!!

My new compression

As you may know by now I wear compression every day to help with Lipoedema in my legs. My compression tights (as seen in the gallery below) squeezes the swollen area to prevent further growth and to help with aches and pains that I often suffer. Well my medi tights are really good and help … More My new compression

Fashion frustrations!

As many of us Lipoedema ladies know,  clothes can be a big issue. Most people that know me know I absolutely hate shopping especially for clothes. Part of that is because I can never find anything nice enough to fit me properly. It’s such a pain trundling through clothes racks and think “oh that looks … More Fashion frustrations!

Diet plan update

Last month I stated that I was going to start a strict diet to help with my Lipoedema, and I told you I’d give you an update, well I failed! Wow it was so difficult because it’s too restricting. I couldn’t particularly eat meals that I liked at all and it wasn’t very satisfying. There … More Diet plan update

Thank you

I just want to say a quick thank you to everyone for your support. The response has been absolutely overwhelming! I never expected anyone to particularly take any notice but I’m happy to say that my posts have been seen and shared which means my goal is being met! Thank you so much 🙂

Achy legs

   As my friends and family know, I work part time. Two days a week I clean for a holiday resort. It’s a pretty fast paced job as I’m on a tight time limit and I’m on my feet non stop once I start, which is really good as it keeps my legs well circulated … More Achy legs

What is Lipoedema?

Lipoedema is a long term chronic disorder where diseased fat cells accumulate in the lower limbs and sometimes the arms, but hands and feet aren’t affected. Lipoedema is also very often mistaken for Lymphedema or obesity. Enlargement of the limbs differ between people and can get worse over time. Typical signs of Lipoedema are: Large hips and … More What is Lipoedema?