Eating Disorder Update

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Eating disorders are tough things.  Since I went back to work I have still been meeting with the dietician every week.  I had been eating without restricting and maintaining my weight loss until I had to be on Prednisone twice in the last two and a half weeks…once for an allergic reaction and once for bronchitis.  Then the pounds started pouring on.  I keep trying to tell myself that all of the weight gain is due to the steroids but it is not easy to do.  I have been cooking meals and getting groceries with my significant other for the last few months and adjusting slowly to the fodmap diet.

We both struggle with weight issues and so have made the commitment to shop, fix and eat healthy foods. we’ve stayed committed to the process of this and support each other.  I have to admit that this past week though that I was pretty darn freaked out by the 6 pound weight gain from the Prednisone.  I wanted to give in and go back to restricting as soon as I saw the numbers.  However, I didn’t and I have continued to make healthy choices and stay away from as many danger foods as possible.

I am grateful to be off the Prednisone .  Hopefully my weight will return to normal as soon as possible.  I need to start exercising again too.  I have a gym membership that needs to be put to use.  I may be eating and attempting to get close to the three healthy meals per day that the dietician wants me eating but I still struggle with body image like all get out.  Maybe one day.

-Wendy

 

 

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