Ok, well I suppose I could work out the upper body, but anything below the waist causes flare ups. Walking, leg lifts, crunches, these are all pretty much out of the question. I mean I can do a little but not enough to make a difference.
I am 6'4" and weigh in at 253lbs. My ideal weight for my frame is about 200lbs and up until about 2 years ago when my back started to get worse again that is where i was. I have since put on about 50lbs, mainly around the waist and gut, and as anyone with a bad back knows, that is a recipe for pain being it pulls forward on the spine.
Shortly after my fusion surgery back in 2001 I put on about 35lbs while waiting for the fusion to take place, but once the green light was given for PT I did the Atkins thing and walked a lot and got it all off in about 6 months. Now that the back has taken a turn for the worse again and the pounds have piled even higher I m having a hard time shedding them. I tried Atkins again, but this time its not working like it did the first time and I can't understand why. I lost like 20 lbs in the first two weeks the first time around but this last try....little to nothing and I gave it a good go too
What works for others here? I know exercise needs to be incorporated, but seeing as I can't work the lower back and legs I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?