This was me right back in August or so of 2010, trying on clothes for a job interview
Here are other photos where I am a normal (for me) weight & with all my hair...
June 2010 my birthday lunch
Also 2010 on back deck with nephew Dre (and I had put on about 15lbs here!)
Dec 2009 Houston @ a friend's house, trying on the Christmas present from my big sister in Anchorage. (It's the same outfit I am wearing above)
And...THIS is late July 2011. I'd been on prednisone since the 4th. This was just the beginning!
My niece, who is very pregnant right now, isn't much bigger than I have become. Every time I go to the doctors' now, I've gained. I go once a month & I've gone from 160 to 173 to 185 to 192 this last visit... My doctor and I try to joke about it, but it does cause problems. My body was not built to carry this kind of weight. I am small-boned. We all change as we age, of course, but as an example of my normal body type: at 21 when I got married, my wedding dress was a size 0 - and it still had to be taken in. To this day, no one in the family - including the younger children - can get into that dress. Do you know what my back feels like right now, lugging around this prednisone belly??? LOL SMH
Was I ever really this young?...
This was fun. Think I will have to do another one when I go through the family pictures.