I feel like I'm in a holding pattern at the moment. I got down to 140.5, and then my weight did its usual wonky thing where it spiked up to 144 (thanks to a more carb-laden week -- mostly lentils, but it had an impact), then went back down to 140.5 again by last weekend, and THEN...
...Sunday hit, and I started my prednisone in preparation for my allergy testing tomorrow. I have to have been off all antihistamines for a total of five days prior to that testing, and let me tell you it's been hell even with the steroids. I'm itchy, my eyes are icky, and I hate this. I can't imagine how bad I'd be without the prednisone, and regardless of any side effects I'm glad I'm on it.
Speaking of side effects, those don't appear to be awful. I haven't gotten on the scale since I started the course because I didn't want to have to scream at it, but I'm still fitting into my pants fine and since that's the most important gauge in my world I think I can deal. It may help that I'm drinking water as if anticipating a trek into the Gobi Desert, and also that I'm not using this as an excuse to eat All The Food.
But I am feeling as if I'm retaining water. My fingers are a little tight, and my stomach is a bit more poochy than usual. That'll be lovely for belly dance class. Looks like tonight's going to be a sports tee kind of night rather than a dance top.
Have I mentioned the itch? Because I'm itchy. I loathe this. I want my Zyrtec back.
More tomorrow, or maybe later if I'm too hive-laden after my testing. Yuck. Thankfully this too shall pass, and rather quickly.
ORPHAN BLACK returns tonight!
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