I guess this is more a vent. I have had a bad back since I was 18. I've had 2 back surgeries. I currently have a herniated disc for the 3rd time. I just had a facet block/SI joint injection a week ago to try to control the pain for our upcoming DCL vacation. I just can't exercise. Anything I do aggravates the herniated disc. 7 years ago I did Body for Life and lost 30 lbs. I also herniated 2 discs in the process. I had a spinal fusion a few months later, and with all the pain medications and anti-depressants I took afterwards, I gained everything back. It took me a good 18 months to recover from the surgery. So now, at age 31, I just can't exercise anymore without causing a lot of pain. This sucks. I also acquired fibromyalgia after the 2nd back surgery. Whenever I diet, I'm always starving, and that makes me feel even worse. I did Weight Watchers back in January, but the dieting seemed to trigger a bad fibro episode, and then a little later I slipped on some ice and aggravated this herniated disc. I decided to do 5 minutes on my elliptical this morning. Now I have an ice pack on my back b/c it triggered the pain. I have this viscous cycle- I want to lose weight, start exercising, get pain, quit exercising for several days, lament about my weight, start exercising, etc etc. I'm 5'7" and weigh 185. This is what I weighed when I brought home my baby from the hospital 10 years ago. Ugh!!!!!! I guess that I now lack the sheer willpower to try to lose weight through dieting alone. I think of all the things I do, work full time, family, Girl Scouts, etc. and just adding dieting to the mix stretches my mental limit. But I've done it before. I did awesome on Body for Life. Except I ended up really giving myself a Body for Life- I herniated two discs and now have rods and screws in my lower back b/c my lumbar vertebrae move around.