Sunday, October 27, 2013
In 2012, I lost 30 pounds and improved my fitness levels, even though I was having issues with my hip and had hip arthroscopy. They found more wrong than expected during the surgery, and I was on crutches for 7 weeks and I did a lot of physical therapy to strengthen my hips, legs and core.
However, by mid year 2013, the hip pain was back, which impacted my ability to do many types of exercise, including walking more than short distances. Cortisone shots were not much help, and my new doctor said it was time for a total hip replacement. On Sept 11, 1013, I had my right hip replaced. The total hip replacement surgery was tougher to recover from than the arthroscopy. The doctor said that I had lost more blood than usual in the surgery and I felt weak and tired quickly. Even though I could walk without crutches by 2 weeks, it took about 6 weeks to start to feel good again.
In addition, in early 2013, I moved from Arizona to Washington state.
So, it has been a busy year, and a bit of a struggle to maintain my weight loss and my fitness levels. But I am ready to get back on track. I am feeling better and can move better now. Plus I don't tire so quickly.
I am officially back on track, I am tracking my food and fitness, and have set my new goals.
Now on day 2 of my new streak!