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Finally you guys! I have struggled with my weight for 5 years (or my entire life). Back when I hurt my shoulder I was put on multiple rounds of prednisone. The prednisone prescriptions continued on through chronic urticaria and pneumonia that lasted from October of last year through February of this year.
I tried and tried to lose weight, but wasn’t going anywhere and gave up. Back at the end of May, I noticed that my pants were getting a bit loose. I bought my first scaled I had owned in years and saw I had lost 10 pounds without changing anything.
So I bought a fitbit Charge HR and started joining my coworkers in challenges. Slowly but surely the weight was coming off. I increased my steps and try to walk at least 3 miles a day between two walks, the other day I actually hit almost 4 and I was proud of myself.
I’ve found that listening to podcasts while I am walking actually makes me walk longer. I love music, but that can only keep me moving for so long. Podcasts keep me going while I find out what happens next. My favorite two so far right now are Case File and Thin Air. I started with the first podcast in each series and just keep going while I am walking.
I haven’t really changed anything else. I’m allergic to so many vegetables and fruits plus all shell fish and fin fish, it makes it hard to really change what I am eating. I have cut down a lot on my MT. Dew. Instead of letting myself have one a day, I am down to one every few days and drink flavored water and tea (and of course, my coffee in the morning) the rest of the time.
I have now lost 28 lbs. I am down 2 pants sizes and am 10 pounds away my first big goal. I’ve lost over 10% of my body weight. I still have quite a bit more to lose before I am down to where I want to be and 32 pounds before I have lost the weight I put on with those first rounds of prednisone. It’s a start though and I couldn’t be happier.
I think the weight loss is showing in my face. The first place I started losing weight though? My wrists. I was tightening my watch and fitbit every few days and was thinking some women say they lose weight in their breasts first, some lose it in the tummy first, me? I lose it in my wrists.
Honestly, I think my body is saying, FINALLY, no more prednisone! Let’s get this show on the road.
Have you ever had to take prednisone? Did you have the dreaded weight gain?
Have a wonderful day!