Moon-face? . . . .

Hello World it’s me! The below picture was taken this past weekend for Halloween, I was a fancy Witch 😉

KQ halloween 2015

I think it’s a nice picture of me, but I immediately noticed how fat my cheeks were. I believe its obvious I’ve gained weight, around this time last year I was 14 pounds lighter. This is the heaviest I’ve been since I was a young teen. There are many factors that have contributed to my weight gain. I’m no longer physically active, new job is in the middle of nowhere so I spend most of my days sitting or driving lately. However, I will say the biggest factor are these meds, especially the prednisone. I’ve been on and off prednisone since March, maybe the long term use is starting to show.  A few have said the weight gain looks cute on me and barely noticeable since I’m tall (I’m 5’9) but when your clothes are tighter and you can’t afford to go shopping it sucks. . I guess I can’t complain, at least I look “healthy”,  but it is amazing to see how the drugs affect you physically and mentally.

It’s crazy that 6 months ago I was afraid to eat anything  to now eating everything in sight and never feeling full. I’ve already eaten dinner and about to get a bowl of cereal because I’m still hungry!! I’m about to stock  up on Bene-fiber, I need something to help me stop eating so much, frustrating!!

The below picture was taken later that night, right before I was about to wash my face (mind the hair scarf, it was bedtime :)) I was like wow  . . . moon-face? had to stop and take a selfie. I think it’s obvious. My profile pic/gravatar is an old pic, but I was that same weight for many years. Looking at the two, it is a difference.

KQ moonface

Can’t wait to get off these meds!! . . . now I’m hot . . lol

4 thoughts on “Moon-face? . . . .

  1. Oohhh I so can relate!!!! I’m so sorry. I knnooww this is painful and hard. It will pass. I need to take my own advice. I’ve been fighting for 20 years with UC, many of them on Prednisone. Moon Face is oh so familiar. Prednisone sucks….but yet saves our lives. A true love/hate relationship.

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