Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Subject of Dieting and Fitness.

 

As many of you already know I have had ongoing back problems for well over a year now and I figure that as it isn’t getting any better and doctors are just keeping pain levels down rather than finding the root of the problem that it is time I took the issue into my own hands and try to do something to help.

Many years ago swimming was my sport and in fact I swam for the County and was also awarded swimmer of the year. So I have decided to take this up again and try to strengthen my muscles to  support my back, not only will the exercise do me good but hopefully is will help in loosing some weight.

I had even thought of trying the Acai berry diet as I keep seeing it advertised but just can’t figure out which is the best one. So for now exercise will be my thing,

synchronized-swimming

Wish me Luck!

21 comments:

Bev said...

Good luck Jak - hope this way finds you some pain relief x

Emily Painter-Davis said...

I am in the same boat as you Jak. And I can say two things... start slowly or you will be in too much more pain and maybe give up. and 2) go to an online site and enter your daily food intake. www.myfitnesspal.com is a good one. You don't have to interact with others. What it does is tell you where you can improve your diet based on your lifestyle.
Losing weight at almost 50 (me) with a bad spine and other joint issues is hard. But like you - it is a must.
I'm here if you need me. HUGS!
em

Cazzy said...

My hero is my cranial osteopath! Good luck Jak, exercise has done it for me in the past, I am walking lots now despite crumbling knees and hips, too young for replacements (not sure I fancy it anyway).

Carol

caroline said...

I know what you are going through, i have had major back problems and three operations later am worse than ever, i am about to try and take swimming up again, but have to find pools with disabled access which is a major problem where we live. I am sick to death of being told to loose weight which you know in your own mind you have to do, but is not easy.
So i am wishing you all the luck in the world, go girl you show them.
caroline x

Maryann said...

Good luck with that Jak. I can only aggree to all you said. I´ve had 3 major backsurgeries now the last here in February and it still hasn´t helped a lot, bit the doctors seems to like this way better than actually finding out, what´s the reson for the problem, and I sure wish, I hd done like you many years ago instead of let them do the first one, cause then there was no way back. I had a hipreplacement 15 years ago thoug, and I must admit, that´s the best thing, I´ve ever done, as it really gave me my life back then, but the back is a tricky place to operate, and I don´t think, they´re still quite aware, what they´re doing, and maybe that´s why, they seems sooo kean on operating as many as possible, but it´s definately NOT for the patients best, that´s for sure.
So go ahead with your exercise hun and just strengten that back of yours, and I know, you´ll do just fine then. Good luck hun.

Anonymous said...

Indeed I will wish you luck Jak and if you find its doing you good let me know as I suffer lower back pain due to a disk wearing away and have been taking pain killers for donkeys! (as in years, not eqestrian!)Problem is I hate using public baths!!! Viv xx

Donna said...

I have back problems also. The doctor has diagnosed it as arthritis and I started exercising. It's helped a lot. Good luck!

Ursula said...

A great idea Jak, but just take it slowly as it could be a shock to the system and give you even more pain. But I wish you luck and I pray it will help you. Luv Ursula xx

Carol said...

Hi Jak I wish you good luck from the bottom of my heart, i too have back pain and trying to diet and do as much as I dare, I have osteoporosis and arthritis in my hips neck hands and spine i have had many injections and therapies etc and take lots of medication but the saga continues, if I ever find the answers to the pain relief etc i shall let you know good luck and kind regards Carol

lady Anne Howard said...

I wish you all the luck in the world Jak, I too suffer with my back and you are right about strengthening the muscles, might even see you in the Olympic's next year lol...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

digidebs said...

Good Luck Jak
I had my leg injured in 2007, and ended up having it amputated in July last year after being quite disabled for 3 years. I put on 3 stone in weight and cannot exercise to get it off - I am having problems with the amputated leg and am awaiting further surgery. I can't wait to get to a level where I can get some exercise again. I also have a bad back I have to be careful with - lol ! I am hoping I can get a waterproof prosthetic limb eventually, which will get me into the swimming pool. Best of luck, thinking of you.
Hugs
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Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Good luck, Jak! I hope that the swimming helps lots!!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

I bet you will have great success with that Jak! They say water exercise is the best!! Good Luck! ~jeni :)

Lisa Jane said...

God luck Jak. swiming is one fo the best exercises for back problems - so i hope it works for you
Lisa x

Candy said...

Wishing you great success, Jak.
Nothing worse than a bad back.
Swimming is great for it so hopefully it won't belong till you are feeling wonderful again :o)
Hugs, Candy

Renkata said...

Same here Jak.
I wish you luck.

KathyB said...

I have high hopes for you, Jak.
I too spent two years down with back pain and am finally up and about again. It stole two years of my life!
Swimming is so great as with any other core exersize. My husband and i have been on weight watchers for the last few months and have had fantastic results. Good Luck to you, my friend!

Susan said...

Good Luck Jak! Hope that the swimming helps.

Sharon said...

Good luck with the swimming, I'm sure you will love it. I really recommend Pilates to help with back pain. I've taught Pilates for 8 years now and its amazing the positive effect it can have if you are a back pain sufferer.

Dawn Frost said...

Good luck with the swimming its suppose to be very good, just remember to stretch that makes a huge difference in back problems too!

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