My update

Friday, January 07, 2011

So I figure I should update my sparkteams and supporters on my journey. So far I'm sticking to going to all my doctor's appointments. My lupus doctors lowered the steroids so that will definitely help me from eating unnecessary foods and adding on pounds. Hopefully, I can get back to a small dose again. The prednisone is such a disadvantage when trying to lose weight because it adds on unnecessary weight and it feels at times my working out is going to waste. However, I try to remember that things don't happen overnight and I must stay dedicated to trying to eat healthy and to exercise regularly. However, it seem there is so many temptations when you trying to lose weight. It's like a mind thing you have to want to change and be 100% into changing. I think my problem is that I tend to not go as hard as I can when I'm let down by other people who I wish could be going in the same direction as me. Many people say I'm going to lose weight with you this year but then its like I'm the only one focused. I try not to let it stop me from being focused but sometimes I wish I could have the motivation to go to a gym even though I don't really have to because I have all the tools and equipment at home. However, the gym will have extra machines like a elliptical and treadmill that will help in my weight loss. Also, the gym I planned to join its cheap and alot of friends go there but I wish I could get my family to join with me. Hopefully, it happens soon I'm praying it does.
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    Thanks for everyone who left a comment it truly means a lot emoticon
    3756 days ago
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    I work at a hospital and I didnt realize how steriods can cause such a significant amount of weight gain in such a small amount of time. Keep your Head up!! We Love You Girl!
    3814 days ago
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    Steroids are a pain but the choice is even worse. When my dosage is increased there are times when I feel like I could eat everything in sight. Fortunately, that feeling goes away. Try to look to Spark for your support. We are all here because we are ready to make changes and know that it is easier to do it with the support of others who are doing the same thing. Your Lupus friends know how hard it is to fight medications, fatigue, pain, etc. but we also know that together we can do it. Hang in there. You are making good changes and it will pay off! emoticon
    3814 days ago
    As some one who has been on steroids for over 10 year I can say that you can lose weight it just takes a little longer. As for some one working out with you, how about doing it even though no one is doing it. Go for yourself. You also have allot of people here that will support you too. Lupus is not fun but you can work out still just remember to take it easy on days that you have a flare. There is also lupus teams here too.
    3814 days ago

    Good for you- stick with it even if you have to go it alone for now. My advice is: LEAD BY EXAMPLE. When your family sees your success hopefully they will get on board. We know how hard this journey is so I guess we can't really blame those who won't or can't face the journey yet. Just keep the faith that they will see the light. Something tells me that the glow of your success will be bright enough for others to follow!

    Gentle Hugs, Butterfly,
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    3814 days ago
    Well, all of us here are trying, too! It's frustrating when family and friends don't understand, or don't seem to be going in the same direction, but you are a strong independent woman!
    3814 days ago
  • FABABS46
    well you have thousands and thousands of friends here at sparkpeople!!!!!!! just keep doing what your doing
    3814 days ago
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