Since I re-herniated L5-S1 last December, I've put on 16lbs. I know it may not seem like much but I'm just 5'2" and I've been the same weight for years. Its definitely due to a lack of exercise due to my inability to move around much, plus some overeating due to depression from being in pain all the time. Cyclical. Nothing new to anyone here, I'm sure!
If I do need to have surgery (fusion or disc replacement) I want to be as lean as possible, so I am motivated to take the weight off. Just looking at my stomach in the mirror every morning is motivation but I still can't quite seem to get there... Okay that's not exactly true, I've been able to take off 2 lbs and keep it off for a couple of weeks. Its a start. Its the day to day motivation I struggle with.
Thanks for listening and I'm inspired to make some progress along with the rest of you (and keep my hands out of the bread basket!!)
Jan 2009 L5-S1 ALIF
May 2017 ALIF L4-L5 with PLF rods added L4-L5-S1