Over a period of time I have learnt that Pilates especially those moves concentrating on the core and glutes help ease my lower back pain to a point where I sometimes even forget I have it.
However, don't stop when you think you are feeling better. Think of it always as work in progress.
As you lose weight, remember to reduce your daily caloric intake as your body would now need fewer calories.
Be patient - patience pays. Losing weight requires a lifestyle change to healthy living and this takes time as you are changing habits that you've been used to.There will be set-backs and lots of challenges along the way. Sparkpeople has a lot of tool and information on how to deal with these, jus...
ZigZag your calories on a regular basis. Eat within your calorie range but vary your calories between the high-end and the lower-end of your recommednded range on a regular basis. This confuses the body and will help avoid plateau.
In the past few years I've found out the working-out first thing in the morning works best for me. I don't have to come up with excuses later in the day for not keeping myself fit and healthy.
I have learnt so much from sparkpeople. I know what a lot of numbers mean w.r.t. my health: BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat %, etc. I know what ranges I need to be in so I do regular check.
I now know that cold does not cause Cold!