Beginning tomorrow the website will be running on autopilot for at least a week. I will be going into the hospital at 5:30 AM for total hip replacement surgery in my left leg. I have never been a big fan of being normal and when it comes to joint damage I have continued that trend. I am told that it is not normal for a 47 year old to have Osteo Arthritis so bad to need a replacement.
I gained 50 pounds my first two years as a houseparent and I wonder how much packing around that extra weight for all those years had to do with the rapid decline of my joints. (I will probably need surgery in my right hip within the next 5 years). Having done this for all these years I have seen over and over people that become houseparents and pack on the pounds in very short order. We really need to find ways to eat and live healthier. It is my vow that starting today, I am going to eat healthier and when I am able to walk again without pain I am going to put on some serious miles and see how quickly if can wear out walking shoes.
I hope others will join me and if you have ideas for exercise and eating healthy please start a discussion on the forum. I will let you all know how I do.