Ugh.. the writing is on the wall.
I definitely need to get my hip replaced, and I have started the process, I just don't have a date for surgery as of yet.
I asked the doc how long I could hold out, and he said "oh you will know, when you can no longer walk, that will be the point"
Ugh, I don't want it to get to that point !
Why I am in such denial about this, I don't know.. but I am now facing some "quality of life" issues.
I just can't exercise, in fact, walking has been a challenge.
And you know what happens when you can't exercise (although I seem to make it to the fridge OK)
I have tried to modify my caloric intake (yogurt and protein shakes) with salad chicken or fish for dinner.
At the end of the day it is a caloric math problem: calories in and calories not burned = pounds gained
I am still rather amazed that I have not had a fill in over 3 years. I know that this tool still works.. I just need to establish a stronger caloric discipline with my lack of mobility. All of this I know in my head... Its just easier to have a frozen drink, water ice or that deadly bowl of ice cream.. while sitting on the deck and mumbling "woe is me!"
In the end, knowing that I will get my mobility back by the end of the year is a relief..