Hi,weight watchers online works for me. I normally don't have a weight problem,but boy the last deal with Prednisone did me in,normally I lose that weight fast,but last year did me in!! Plus I had a hard time losing weight on Humira,but I've lost 9 pounds in 4 weeks,and it's great because it's a point system,you can eat what you want/need as long as you stay within your daily and weekly allowed points.Oh,you need to exercise too,that can be the drag
thank you all for your replies on this subject. it is greatly appreciated. it really shouldnt have to be this hard to lose weight for anybody not just crohnies but we cant have it all can we! if only we could order new bodies from the catalouge and have done with it!
My Doc also thinks my body went into "hoarding mode" I have finally stopped gaining at least!!! I just kept gaining and i would be starving cause everything I ate ended up in the toilet not long after.
I am extremely overweight and I am uncomfortable. for the last year i could not lose no matter what. I am almost off Entocort so I am hoping that will help.
It is hard when veggies make you sick and some other healthy items. I am trying though.
As for gaining weight, I think you can find a way. Extra fat foods, peanut butter, eating rich foods will add the pounds quicker.
I wish I had the problem of needing to gain weight. People are less critical of an underweight person than an overweight person (at least it seems that way). I have been teased called names and so much more. My hubby thinks I am over sensitive but I disagree.
I am at the point where I hide from cameras and won't even swim in the neighborhood pool. I don't even wear shorts anymore. I really want to change.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.
Post Edited (karendee) : 7/15/2008 3:26:46 PM (GMT-6)
I understand that Crazy harry. People are cruel for any difference you might have. at least you don't have to worry about being too fat to fit in a chair or something like that. that sucks.
A lot of people also discriminate against fat people. I had a job interviewer do it so obviously I almost wanted to scream at him. there are good people that don't but I think the bad people out number them.
I guess people are hard on skinny and fat people both.
someone once made a pig sound when I walked by. That one hurt so bad and I don't eat a lot either. My 10 year old son eats more than I do. Also, my 8 year old son has heard a kid making fun of me for being fat. that one was the wost of all cause it hurt his feelings cause he loves me.
if people aren't talking about us because we are too fat, then they talk about us because we are too thin! can we ever really win with the "normal people".
why do they have to talk about somebody in the first place just because of the way someone looks? its like when i had to go on pred to get my crohns under control. i could see people staring at me because i had put weight on with the pred. i could just hear them saying " oh look how much weight she has put on, shes really let herself go" little do these people know that we are actually trying to do something right for ourselves but instead get slated for looking different.
we are seen as different wether we like it or not. in anything we do. jobs, social life everything and it shouldnt be like that. we get judged by our disease and nobody seems to care. of course friends and family understand,they all know and love us but its the people that dont. they are the ones to judge. and how dare they! what right do they have to treat us differently to anybody else! id like to see them live with crohns and see how they get treated. i know not all of us are the same, some of you have really good jobs with people that understand and accept you, but alot of us dont and all because we are different.
but were not different really are we. we are the ones who actually try to take care of our selves we dont abuse our bodies anymore because we cant. simple as that. but there are people out there that dont even give their health a thought and they are the people that make us feel bad.but why? thats the question. why do that to another person? i guess we will never know.
sorry for the vent but it gets me really angry that we have to put up with these people. its about time they woke up and realised that how they treat ill,over weight or underweight people is wrong. they have no idea.
Post Edited (angel88) : 7/16/2008 1:10:48 PM (GMT-6)