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Long Time No See and New Hip

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Haven't been here in a while. I've been very busy...eating and gaining weight. And boy, have I succeeded. I'm at my highest weight and am having to have total hip replacement on Oct. 30th.

My hip began hurting in April but just thought it was a muscle and tried stretching and nothing helped it. Finally went to the doctor in August and found out I have avascular necrosis, basically my bone lost blood supply and has now died and will eventually collapse, hence the new joint.

I was in denial at first and tried PT, swimming, anything I could think of. Then I went back for return appt. and doc told me it was as bad as any hip he's ever seen, why thanks so much.

I'm only 44. FORTY-FOUR!!! 44 and having to have a fake hip. Although something weird happened to cause this I'm sure my weight didn't help matters. Lugging around 272 lbs would make any hip cave in.

So, back to the drawing board, again, for the 5,333rd time. But, I know I'll have to lose to the weight to not damage the new hip so that's my motivation. At least I'll be off work for a while and can focus on diet and recovery and hopefully get back on here more often than I have.

If anyone has any ideas, advice, exercises, hip stories of your own, chocolate, um, scratch that last one, please let me know.

Thanks for listening.

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PRINCESSRIALS 10/18/2014 8:37PM

    Oh no! I'm so sorry you have to have a hip replaced. My mom is having one done December 1st, but she's 77 - so I know what you mean about the age, but this may have happened even if you were a tiny little thing. You've got your mind in the right place though, a healthier lifestyle will be better for your new hip. And really, you don't need any tips. You know the foods you shouldn't be eating. Stop eating the junk foods for a month and you'll most likely lose the craving for them. The hardest part will probably be to get your husband on board with you if he's anything like mine was. Surround yourself with people who will enable a healthier lifestyle, not sabotage it. And get out and move ASAP. Ask Karen about her 'Zumba on crutches' stories. We're here for you!!!! Good luck!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/18/2014 7:22PM

    hi love.know how you feel i felt i was too young when they gave me a knee replacement end of june.look on the bright side you will be a couple of center meters taller once you have the hip prepared for it being painful at first though.know you are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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Day 3: No Wheat

Monday, July 21, 2014

I'm feeling really good today. I got up and took a nice long walk. The humidity was 93% so I was a muggy mess afterwards, but I felt great!

I came home and did a few minutes of ST/stretching. I had a nice breakfast of bacon, 1/2 apple with 1tbsp. peanut butter, yogurt with strawberries.

I can't believe how many products have wheat flour in them. I was at Trader Joe's yesterday and found some frozen meatballs that I thought would be good and lo and behold wheat flour. I guess as a binding agent. My hubby wanted hot dogs and bought some canned chili and guess what? Yep, wheat flour. It's ok though, it's forcing me to eat less processed which is better for me anyway.

This is only day 3 of no wheat but I really do feel better. My belly doesn't feel bloated. My joints do hurt still but I've read that will take time.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/21/2014 2:19PM

    that is great love .keep up the good the photo by the way you are look great. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GREATGRANNY55 7/21/2014 1:38PM

    Look forward to hearing more about your wheat-free journey. Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wheat Free- Day One

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I've been reading Wheat Belly by Dr. Davis and realized I consume too much wheat so here goes. I'm giving it up. Today was the first day and I did pretty good. I probably had too much meat and not enough veggies but it was a start. I don't feel as bloated as usual and I'm hoping it will help with my joint aches and pains. Anyone have any tips?

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/20/2014 1:26AM

    have you looked up to see if their are any gluton free spark teams you can join?hope this is the answer you have been looking for.i am still in rehab from my knee replacement but hoping to go home friday.i will also have to reaccess my programm again as due to pain and lonlinesss,missing kids etc the scales are going in the wrong direction.take car and keep smiling,but above all keep on keeping on emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/19/2014 10:49PM

  You are on the right track! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Exercise on the Rocks

Monday, May 05, 2014

That's what I did today. I exercised on large rocks. First I took a 45 minute walk on this lovely path-

Then when I was finished I crossed the road to the parking lot where a playground and a gravel path are. I saw these huge rocks and thought since it was sunny and warm I should do some strength training outside. So I did. I did push-ups, leg lifts, tricep dips and stretching on these rocks.

I'm sure people thought I was crazy and it was super hot but I didn't let them stop me. This is me all red faced afterwards-

So, you don't need a gym membership or fancy equipment. Sometimes rocks will do.

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DEBB1313 5/7/2014 10:16PM

That's the best attitude! Love it! Keep it up! emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 5/6/2014 7:04PM

    Love it! Good for you! Seems like so much fun too!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/6/2014 4:15PM

    shame you didnīt think to ask one of the passer bys to take a photo of you doing them i would have loved to see proud of you love.keep it up you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KELLYFROG 5/5/2014 11:32PM

    What a beautiful spot!! Good job!

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GOLFGMA 5/5/2014 10:12PM


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    YOU GO, GIRL!!!!! OH OH OH OH .... I'VE GOT ONE....

YOU ROCK!!!!!!

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Fitness Test

Sunday, May 04, 2014

For this weeks challenge I completed a fitness test. My scores weren't great but at least I know what to work on.

Push ups- I did 21 in a minute which was good for my age group, but I did girl push ups so I'd like to be able to do regular manly man push ups.

Crunches- I did 20 in a minute. I was freakin' proud of that one and it said I did marginal. WHAT?!@#$%! Anywho, marginal is way better than poor.

Walking- It took me 20 minutes to walk a mile. I'm a slow walker anyway no matter how hard I try but with this extra weight I'm super slow. I know this one will improve with weight loss and practice.

3 minute step- average pulse rate for my age group is 100-105. Mine was 127! I could barely count it it was going so fast.

I learned from this test that I have a long way to go. But, I also realized that I've come a long way and I'm proud of myself for attempting these tests.

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KELLYFROG 5/4/2014 10:31PM

    Great job!!

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JAXMOMMY 5/4/2014 1:23PM

    Way to go! I've been putting the fitness test part of this challenge off, so good for you! I did part of it today though, so I know what needs work too! BTW, I did manly man push ups and thought I would die!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/4/2014 8:57AM

    emoticon i just posted my blog on this as least we both have a starting point to work on ,lol. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLP461 5/4/2014 8:25AM

    Awesome, I am on my first challenge, have not been to the gym or actually practiced the more difficult strength building yoga poses. Needless to say I did awful! but I am so pleased for you.

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