I am a 71 year old overweight woman who needs a hip replacement. I have lost 35 pounds, but need to lose another 30 lbs. before the doctor will do the surgery. I've had 3 shots for pain, but they wear off and then I'm in constant pain. I am now beyond hope and do not know what to do, as I seem to be at one of those plateaus and am not losing any more weight. I would be extremely grateful for any advise.
Ask your doctor for help. You may also see a nutritionist. Both can help you lose weight - safely.
Just a caution on the hip transplant. Don't expect to be totally pain free. Many people experience discomfort long after such a surgery. Many surgeons DO NOT tell their patients what can happen - ASK THEM DIRECTLY.
How active you are NOW play a significant role in the outcome of such a surgery.