Wednesday, April 03, 2013
It's been over a year since my last blog entry. Wow.
And I put back all the weight I had lost and a bit more. I'd like to say it isn't totally my fault, and I think that is at least partially true. I got sick around the end of last summer, and as part of the treatment I got to take a 12 day course of prednisone. Which I'm only every going to take again if the alternative is death. I put on well over 10 pounds just while I was on the meds. And for quite a while after I was still starving all the time. I understand that prednisone acts like insulin and tells your body to store everything as fat, and of course you eat more because your blood sugar is low because it's all being stored away as fat, so of course then more of that is stored, so you're still hungry, and around and around it goes.
But now instead of sitting around 180, I'm up just over 200, and retaining water like crazy. My left knee hates me, and I'm actually having surgery on it on the 11th, to remove the torn frayed bits of cartilage as well as the 2cm cyst. That latter item probably explains why the left knee looks almost twice the size of the right and is getting progressively more unstable.
I should be able to keep eating under control for at least while after the surgery, since if it's anything like last time, I'm not going to be walking (or rather hobbling) around much unless I really, really, have to, and snacking out of boredom is not a good enough reason when things hurt that much.
But while the weight is persistent, at least I'm coming back again, for the third or fourth, (or is it fifth?) time to try to get it under control. Sigh.