Don't mind you asking at all. I was dx Feb of '97.
After trying asulfidine (sp) they put me on prednisone at 60-80 mg for five years. I'm 5'5 and the day I stopped (I got fed up) I weighed in at a slim (haha) 238.
Asacol is my "keeping it together," drug. 400mg, 12xday. Then there is the Elavil for sleep and a plethora of other drugs for everything from water retention to BP to Demerol for UC pain.
If you are able to exercise, you are one of the fortunate ones. Good for You.. !
I hated the weight gain but if you want to talk about Hind Sight, I almost died as a result of the UC and related issues. A few pounds was an acceptable exchange for life.
Hope this adds to your knowledge base.. ! :)