I know you're all dying to hear more about some of my escapades at the Rose Parade, and I do have more to share with you. I know you especially want to hear about the very obnoxious woman seated behind me and her obnoxious brat child and what I said to them her. Also? I might have broken into a *real* building bathroom in a successful attempt to boycott the porta potties. (And yes, I do mean that in the "breaking and entering" sense.)
I will do anything to avoid peeing in a porta potty.
See what exciting stories you have to look forward to?
My fat needs to take priority today.
Prednisone is the devil's drug; the side effects are numerous and horrible. As most of you already know, I had to go on a high dose of it for an extended time period due to a, very avoidable, allergic reaction. While I was on The Devil's Drug, I ate everything in sight. It made me ravenous … RAVENOUS!
I'm insulin resistant, and gain weight easily, so The Prednisone Ordeal was a nightmare for me. In addition, I couldn't exercise post-surgery. The combination of all these factors was disastrous for my weight.
Now, however, I'm off the evil fat-producing drug. I will be allowed to exercise in a little less than three more weeks. The holidays are over too, so it's time to begin losing the Prednisone Fat.
Some of you might be on post-holiday diets?
I'm on a post-Prednisone diet.
What diet, exactly, am I doing?
Well, beginning today, I'm back on Lindora. My doctor had recommended Lindora to me when I first discovered I was insulin resistant. I lost weight on their program because it's very compatible with my body chemistry. I continued to keep the weight off, and even lost more, once I completed their program. Their "program" is basically a doctor supervised, low carb, high (lean) protein diet. It's perfect for my metabolism.
And no, I'm not saying it's perfect for YOU, or anyone else. It works for me and my pain in the ass metabolism though. It's basically the way I need to eat all the time in order to stay healthy.
I felt really good physically (except for my arm) before The Prednisone Ordeal. My skin looked good too. I wasn't anorexic-skinny by any means, but I felt fit. I had a lot of energy.
Since Surgery #7 and especially Surgery #8, with its resulting Prednisone Ordeal, I've felt like a slug. My energy is lacking, the Prednisone made my skin look horrible, although it has improved recently. Blah, blah, blah ….
I'm looking forward to feeling good again.
The first few days I will probably experience a carb crash. You might want to steer clear of me in case I turn into an irritable bitch. If I write a blog post ranting about gnomes and/or Briefcase you'll know why.
I'm not saying Briefcase IS a gnome.
Well, I'm not saying that yet.
I might say something like that in a day or two while I'm irritable transitioning my diet.
I'll be hungry too until my body adapts to my pre-Prednisone diet. It takes about three days to fully acclimate, or at least it did for me when I began the program initially. After that point, I should feel great.
And hopefully start getting less-fat.
Damn, that Prednisone!
* Also, if any of you are on a post holiday diet – I'd love to hear about it. There's encouragement in numbers! *
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