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As a quick update, second week on the diet yielded another two pounds lost. I am a bit disappointed it wasn’t three pounds, but I added a few calories and carbs, so I really can’t complain. Last week was also the last week I was on prednisone, and even though it was only 2.5 mg/day (tapering off from 5 mg), losing weight while on prednisone is quite simply counterintuitive. I’m cutting back some of the “add-ins” from my diet this week and am hopeful that with those changes and the elimination of the prednisone, that I can make the three-pound goal.

Thanks for all the encouragement! And thanks for checking in.