I’m glad my blog was so exciting! haha.
Yeah, Lupus is a bummer, but I’m SO blessed that it hasn’t caused any complications and I’m still able to be a relatively normal college student. When it first became really horrible (before I knew what it was) last summer, it caused my feet, knees, fingers, and toes to swell up and be unbearably painful to the point that I couldn’t walk. After being misdiagnosed several times, I got blood tests and found out I had Lupus my 1st day away at college. Great timing! I was put on an intense regiment of prednisone and plaquinel (an anti-malaria drug that somehow helps Lupus…) that caused the pain to go away but made me really depressed, bloated, and hungry all the time! It was really hard. My first semester of college was absolutely HORRIBLE. This semester I got it into check though, changed my eating habits (stopped my bouts of starvation and binging)and started working out regularly. Since then I have seen my body change and it’s exciting! Even with the prednisone, I’m accomplishing my goals! =)
I’ve began to like vegetables too… my favorites are spinach, green and red peppers, and carrots!! Yum!
My other miracle food that really helped me out is I eat a mix of fiber one cereal (1/2 cup= 60 calories and 57% of your fiber for the day) and puffed brown rice (1/2 cup=30 calories) for breakfast every morning. It’s filling and low cal and lots of fiber. I used to never eat breakfast, but now it’s my favorite meal of the day!
As for weighing myself… I cannot stop myself from weighing. I like to see what happens to my body when I eat certain things. Also, if I gain from one day to the next, it’s a relatively small amount, which is easier to handle than waiting a week and gaining 3 pounds!! I’ve also heard that people who weigh themselves regularly lose more weight. Who knows…
I’d love to be your weight loss buddy! Good luck with everything!!