Alternachicks - Back...a little heavier...but back

02-14-2008, 07:24 PM
SO I did great thru the holidays lost two pounds and everything...then I lost my job right after new year...been very depressed and eating to feel better....and I gained some of my weight back...I need ALOT of support and help....I am going to be a camp counselor this summer and I NEED to be in better shape for that...HELP!

02-15-2008, 08:44 AM
Hi there! Welcome back~

I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost your job. So stressful!

Please keep in mind that FOOD DOES NOT MAKE PROBLEMS DISAPPEAR!!!! (Unless that problem is that you're actually hungry.)

Deep Breath! Begin again! How did you start this journey? Did you take a small step like cutting back on foods or drinking more water or adding in some activities a little? Do it again. You'll be feeling healthier & happier in no time.

It's OKAY to need & get a lot of support here. That's what this forum is all about!


Let us know what you're doing right now to help yourself get back on track :) We'll add in tips where we can!

02-15-2008, 11:11 AM
Thanks! Yeah food does not make the problem seems to create new

I am trying to just cut back and exercise again...

Does anyone have any tips on exercising with back pain?

02-17-2008, 10:11 PM
Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your job... Sending you goodvibes so that something good will turn up for you.

02-18-2008, 07:41 PM
thanks everyone for the support!!!!

02-18-2008, 09:50 PM
Ugh! Long day at work today and the rest of the week will be just as long. :p

Oh well, at least I have my dance class to look forward to tomorrow night. :)

02-23-2008, 10:54 PM
I have my job back!!! Less hours but it will still make it possible for me to go to college again next year woot woot!!!!

Lost 1 lb this week too!!!!

03-04-2008, 04:27 PM

a few tips on exercising with back pain..i've got slight scoliosis so i can relate.
anyways: swimming always good, hatha yoga(the mellow kind), and just plain walking--it's not spinning but it still does burn 'em!

03-04-2008, 04:36 PM
The best thing to do when u have a back pain and want to exercise is swiming...I find swimming very relaxing and that it takes my pains away. Maybe u could try ? :) Sorry about ur job... :(