Since I've started taking prednisone last July I've gained a total of 70 pounds. Last spring I walked 18 holes on the golf course & loved working in my yard & must say was looking pretty darned good. This spring will be a whole other story. And knowing I have to deal with my health first is my #1 priority. However, I'm looking for anything - anyway to at the very least maintain the weight I'm at until I can get off these medications. Has anyone been on a long term course of steroids like this & finally be able to stop the weight gain? The chip monk cheeks are getting to me.