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Suzie

“Stop looking at the number on the scale”

What do your friends call you?

Suzie.

When did you first suspect you had Lipoedema?

I first suspected I had it after having lost a large amount of weight with very little movement on the lower part of my body. When I look back over the years I believe it started to develop at about 15/16.

What words of support or hope can you share with women living with Lipoedema?

Stop looking at the number of the scale. For years this was my focus and as a lippy warrior and thanks to Dr Lekich I have learnt that the number on the scale is false. Whilst the scales will show my overall body weight it is not a true indication of what weight I can ACTUALLY loose through diet and exercise.

What’s your favourite self-care tip?

I will no longer let this disease control how I view my body. I have learnt to love my body… lippy fat and all. I will no longer hide my legs as the more people that see them the more awareness is raised.

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