Hi, I Havnt posted before, but I could do with some perspective and suggestions.
I work full time, in education with a heavy workload, and lots of different roles within school. I have osteoarthritis in my right and left hip, which results in chronic pain.
I am quite overweight.
I 'know' that losing a chunk of the weight, if not all will improve my quality of life, but I don't seem to have 'time' to do that. I respond to stress by eating, and I think that I have a problem with sweet and creamy foods. (Flavour and 'mouth feel'). Seriously, I went down to the Heads office last week feeling wound up, and five Minstrels later, was feeling tonnes better...
I am currently counting calories, and was doing so well, lost 5lbs.....then sabotaged myself. I spoke to the GP who dscribed my life as a box, which normally would be full of work, and leave space for other things like weight loss. But my box has this big chunk of chronic pain in the middle of it, taking up the spare space.
I take regular painkillers, and am waiting for an appointment to get my knee injected.
I feel immobile and old....I'm 51 and have a busy job. A knee replacement is not an option at the moment because I'm too young, and too heavy!