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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I hate prednisone :-(

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. Seems I was prematurely elated that I was showing no signs of the prednisone doses. I now have the swelling. My hands, fingers, neck, face and abdomen are all swollen. Niiiice. Looks great, feels better. Of course the number on the scale has inched up but I don't know if its weight gain or just fluid. Allahu alim.

At any rate, we'll see within the next two weeks. I had a bit of a rough go of it for a few weeks, had alot of pain as well from gastritis. Yippee. :-) So no weigh-in right now. It'll just depress me. I'm a numbers girl, yeah, but I also feel the swelling.

In the beginning, I took photos daily to show the progress of the cushing's syndrome which is the name for what happens when you get high levels of prednisone in your body. So at first, as I said, nothing really changed so I stopped. I think I'll take a photo tonight and if it's a dramatic as I think I'll post the pics for our elucidation. :-)

Please make du'a for me; I really want to lose weight. I do feel a little defeated that I got sick right as I was making good progress and now I feel I've been derailed. Insha'allah I can regain my momentum. Ma salaama...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Week ?? Day ? :-)

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. So I'm over my prednisone dosing, my kidney function has improved a bit (alhamdulillah!) and here I am again. With good news to report... I didn't gain any, I actually lost! I think because by this point I've been on prednisone continually for 9 years so I didn't react quite the same. Alhamdulillah! I was anticipating 15+ pounds which did NOT happen; I actually lost a couple.

It's been so long since I've posted (as I said I would be taking a hiatus during my health issue) I've lost track of weeks/days. I guess I could start over or just do the math, we'll see.

Anyway I also changed my goal to reflect an easier target. That way I won't get discouraged as easily; I will admit it, I am a numbers girl. I like to see myself getting closer to that number that I want to have. So I've changed it to 190; I thought 200 was too easy and 180 too far. Really 190 was kinda random but I popped it in so there it is. Now when I lose my progress will show up more apparently and I think it will just encourage me.

I don't think I am going to rejoin WW. I really enjoyed it but in the month I was there, I think I learned enough about what to do/ not to do that I am able to be successful on my own. And save the $38 a month. lol To be honest, if I had liked the meetings (which I really wanted to) I would still attend. However I only liked the accountability portion of the meeting; otherwise I always felt kinda disconnected. There was some good information but I'm just not a support meeting kinda girl.

If I do well on my own I'll stay solo. If I seem to have problems, I'll rejoin because I do think it's a good program. So that's where I'm at for now.

Alright my sisters I'll be updating here more frequently now in that effort to pull off some more weight insha'Allah. :-) Ma salaama  ya'll...