In Response to Re: Healthy eating:
In Response to Re: Healthy eating : Eating healthy can become a habit. I read labels all the time. If something mentions trans fat it goes back on the shelf. I use lots of whole grains, veggies and fruits, very little meat and when I do it is usually chicken or turkey. Try TVP instead of hamburger in chili or spaghetti sauce. You get the protein but not the fat and soy is good. Portion control is a really good thing. We always have dessert, but small portions make it possible so we don't put on those pounds. Neither of us is overweight and we eat well. I can honestly say I've never had to lose weight and I'm quite active. That said, I'm getting a hip replacement the first of February. I know that will cut my activity for a while. Hopefully by spring/summer I'll be back to gardening and all the other stuff I do.
Posted by JUDY O
Judy, my sister had both hips done, first one was done about 5 years ago and the other more recently. She told me that the one thing her doctor did not tell her before hand was to build up her upper body strength. He gave her leg exercises to do but nothing for upper body. She said she had a more difficult time using the bar to help pull herself up in bed, had a harder time holding up her body weight with her arms. She suggested the doctor tell his patients in the future to just fill 2 one gallon milk bottles with water then sand to use as weight to help build up some more strength. If you have access to some weights or a place like Curves do some extra exercises to build up the upper body a bit in preparation.
Good luck! Keep us posted as you see from other posts "we" worry if we don't here from someone in a while.