hard to get motivated

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    Dec 16, 2009 9:25 AM GMT
    I suffered a lower back injury over 10 months ago at work and have been unable to pretty much do nothing during that time. I had some rehab which I know strengthened my core, but then there was a lapse of a month where I could not see my doctor so that work was essentially lost.

    When I got hurt, I was 170 pounds and pretty cut though not where I wanted to be cause of my "diet" choices. I am now 215, and finally to the point where I am able to start getting stronger again. My job is very physically, lifting up to 90 pounds for 10+ hours 4-5 days per week.

    I have chosen to visit a chiropractor locally to ensure everything has healed properly, but I also choose one that specializes in wellness (holistic methods) and am seeing him Monday.

    He's going to take some hormonal tests, I had to fill out 10 or so pages of questions and I suppose he is going to tell me to go back to the gym and eat properly I hope as well as suggest supplements or nutrients that I may have been neglecting. I have an idea of this as well.

    Being forced to sit around for a year while your friends and family go to work everyday and contribute is quite depressing. The simple knowledge that I am starting to feel better is helping that but it is difficult to get up after being sedentary for so long.

    Anyway, has anyone ever used holistic medicine as a source? Does anyone have any similar stories or suggestions so that I can return to wear I was previously.

    I'm 29, 5'9, now 215 lbs, finishing up my degree on a full time basis as well as working full time.

    Any insight appreciated.
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    Dec 21, 2009 1:04 AM GMT
    sorry about your injury, but it sounds like you are carrying way to much weight around. you gained 45 lbs in 10 months! icon_eek.gifi'm sorry but you gotta put down the fork -- now! no one under 5'10" should weigh over 200 lbs...do you see that? you sound fit-ish (no pix) and the chiropracter (waste of $) so i'd say nutrisystem for men. i lost 20lbs that way last summer and it was easy...
    good luck. hope i wasn't too harsh.
  • tbone25

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    Dec 21, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
    When I was 28, I had a lower back injury resulting in surgery and I gained a lot of weight too. I injured my back, like you, lifting something improperly. I was about 205 then and lost about 40 lbs... It took from August to March but I was lifting then too, so lbs weren't so important. I did drop from 40 in to 34 in waist. It took a lot of hard work but it was worth it.

    What I would suggest to you is see a registered trainer and explain the back injury so they can give you a work out that will not aggravate the injury and will also strengthen the core. That worked for me, but it took me a long time to get back in shape.


    Unfortunately, I gained a lot of that back right now, so I'm trying again to get healthy again.