No one ever said much about
my moon face, until I got in a fight with one of my friends at the time; I said something to her and her retort was, "Yeah? Well at least I didn't get FAT!" Hah. I wasn't even 'fat', I'm 5'8" and at the time was up to 130lbs! I'm pretty sure that's not fat, though most of it was probably in my face, haha. I am definitely overly concerned about
my weight though, when I was on pred this last time, I spent the better part of my days checking myself in mirrors at all angles and lamenting over every pound that was gained. I actually started counting calories and sodium intake which is something I had never bothered to do before and it's tedious but it does help keep things in check. If you see how much you're eating instead of just blindly giving into all your cravings (which I certainly would have done otherwise) it really helps you restrain.
A great website to do that at is www.sparkpeople.com - I had posted it here before, but it's free and it's really convenient and easy to use, and you can add nutrients to track in addition to the "normal" stuff, like right now I'm also tracking my potassium intake.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; oste
openia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone useCurrent Meds:
40 mg Citalopram (for depression/social anxiety)
10meq Potassium Cl