October 2007, I had a bad fall at school. One of my autistic kids was too far from the rest of the class. I ran, fell, and got the diagnosis after CAT scans and an MRI. Two “bad” hips needed replacing. My BMI was about 25.5 then. Forward to October 2011, a total of four years without hip replacement surgery and lots of pain, especially at night. I decided that a vegan diet and Zumba might help. I was right on both counts. Tonight, at age 65, I will Zumba dance for an hour with those in their 20’s. I will come home and eat a no-added-fat vegan meal. At 5’8″ now (shrunk over an inch) I have dropped to my weight at age 14 – 138 lbs. This seems to be working for me – thinner and nearly pain free.
What has worked for you?