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Day 4: Yikes.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

First of all, I pulled my back brushing my teeth this morning.

My luck is nottt there. I have a pretty weak lower back (I've had it since I was 16 and started working; basically so many hours on my feet my body wasn't used to it I guess and it's always hurt ever since). I've been meaning (for years) to go to a chiropractor but not enough money to spare or time. So this summer I AM doing that, but of course I had to have another episode before that happened. It's my lower back muscle that gives me trouble, and when I PMS the cramping exacerbates the issue and makes it hurt excruciatingly worse. So I coughed hard while I was brushing my teeth this morning, bent over the sink and yea it was downhill from there. Worst pain.

I'm going to the gym this morning and continuing my squat challenge and I REALLY hope this doesn't stop me from doing it. I did a trial squat in my room to test it out and it doesn't really hurt my back since it's bending at the knees but I'm scared. I just can't bend and sitting is painful too because I have to curve my back. I just popped 1200mg of ibuprofen and I'm crossing my fingers that I can make it through this workout. I'm so sick of this back pain! I can't wait to fix myself up this summer once and for all, but I'm really fearful that I've waited so long it's going to be something worse like herniated disc (idk maybe that's dramatic lol).

As for my progress, I've been killing it at the gym and eating healthier! Won't lie, I'm having a bit of trouble keeping under my calories coming off of eating so much regularly. I still feel hungry and eat healthy but go over, which is still not great and I haven't lost much yet due to that. So today, I'm going to start what I call "misery," which is the shrinking of the stomach by fighting the urge to eat more. It's going to be a tough week, as I find it takes me about a week and some change to really get over it and realize I'm not hungry just shrinking. Wish me luck!
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  • LIZ1147
    I'm sorry! That's no fun! Have you tried yoga? My job used to kill my lower back, and yoga always seems to help (I wish I would do more yoga than I do). Hope you feel better!
    2957 days ago
    ok, good luck...

    as for back problems, if you enjoy dancing, try some African dancing or modern dance, something with a lot of contract and release, or a lot of core work.
    much better than ibuprophen!
    2957 days ago
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