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Hi All,

Ah, the great weight debate (did you see what I did there with my rhyming?!)

I got diagnosed 7 years ago & went onto 20mgs Pred which bumped my weight from 8.5 stone to 12.5 stone in 6 months! About a year later I went to Weight Watchers and lost almost a stone but having had a nasty flare over the last 2 years involving knee surgery (both knees) and lung problems I gave up the exercise and piled it all back on.

Through positive thinking and sheer determination I have returned to WW and have lost 4.5 lbs which isn't a huge amount but I think if I lose it slowly it'll stay off - I now have smaller portions as well as a better diet. I have also returned to the gym and swimming which has been difficult as I used to be a real gym bunny and now I have to take it easy. I also have my pedometer and am trying to get to my 10,000 steps a day.

I have also reduced my steroids to 8mgs per day and so far so good. I don't think I'll ever be as slim as I was but I am hoping for a 'healthier' weight for my poor little 5'2 frame!

Fingers crossed I'll get there, I'm heading in the right direction at least....

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