I was a bit (10 pounds) heavy before diagnosis but still looked ok. I was put on prednisone, although just a small dose for 3-4 months and now need to lose about 30 pounds.... ick.... I do have real bad joint pain, which I am sure will get better with weight loss (I am SO hoping). I am trying to cut sugar out of my diet. I work nights- sleep days. Does anyone have any good ideas for me? It would be so much easier with an exercise buddy, but all my 'buddies' are day workers. Anyone else having problems getting the weight off?