Friday, November 3, 2017

Hip Replacement and Weight Loss

I recently found out that I have to have a total hip replacement.  I'm really looking forward to it because I want to be mobile again.  I saw my surgeon on Tuesday, and let me tell you, he is drop dead gorgeous.  Young, of course, since everyone is young these days.  He looks a lot like Sheldon Cooper, but without the pinched look.  
Anyhow, he says I have to lose 30 pounds before the surgery.  I've already lost 30 pounds this year, but I want to do this quickly since I want to get this done soon.
I researched crash diets for surgery and found the Grapefruit Diet.  A bunch of us at work, back in my previous life, went on this many years ago.  I lost 20 pounds in two weeks!!!
I am hoping for the same success this time.
To help me along and to keep me on program, I am using a tool I used on my kids when they were young and it was December.
Oh, my gosh, on December 1st, they turned into little monsters.  My husband and I would look at each other and say "Where did our boys go?"
For several years, I would have them make a paper chain in green and red paper.  It consisted of 25 links.  Each boy was assigned a color, and each day, one link would be removed by the respective child.  This was amazingly effective.  It allowed them to see how long they had to wait.
Yesterday I made a chain for me consisting of 29 links, since I have already lost one pound.  I didn't have any nice paper on hand so I had to use tablet papers.
So, I am hoping to complete this by Christmas.  It would be the best of presents for me and my family.
Anyone want to join me?

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Glad to see you’re back online. Or maybe I should say I’m glad we have hooked up again. I’m currently following Weight Watchers because..... well, you know. The weight. I’ve lost 26 since June (yes, it’s slow, but it’s not painful!) and have about that much more (actually about 35) more to go. But I don’t have a deadline, so I’ll mosey along..... Hugs!!!