for me personally, after a few meetings, I found myself not getting much out of them. But others may have put more effort into it and/or had a better counselor.
For weight loss, I know what to do, it's just controlling my eating and changing my habits for the rest of my life.
I put on 20 pounds w/pred, I have lost 10 of them since I began my taper I am now at 25mg a day. However, I am on a low salt, low carb/low sugar diet so that is part of it b/c of my kidneys and the pred increased my sugars, I can't eat my chips anymore (i love salt and vinegar chips). I did have a small bag last night..........
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 25mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.