These days I can’t help but notice the weight gain I’ve experienced since being diagnosed with lupus. Scrolling through pictures in my cell phone this morning has helped me to see just how much weight I have put on. My arms and face have blown up tremendously and let’s not forget how pudgier I appear in my abdomen area.
Sighs. It’s so not cute!
But I can’t help it. The fork is always in my mouth! I must admit, I LOVE TO EAT! I mean c’mon, how can I not gain weight? I’m taking a steroid at a high dosage, Prednisone. Everyone knows that it adds on pounds of its own. And if you’re one of the few who doesn’t know, I’m telling you that IT DOES. And hey, I’m almost positive that lying around in bed eating like a fatty has played its part as well.
What a bummer :(
But what am I to do when I can’t move due to lupus fatigue or joint pain? And due to the constant inflammation in my lungs and the shortness of breath that consumes me when walking from my bed to the closet, I cannot exercise either. So for now, the weight will have to stay. But not for too long. And in the meantime, I will attempt to put down the fork! Maybe…