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?