I Don’t Believe in Jinxes

…But if I did, I’d say I totally jinxed myself at this week’s Weight Watchers At Work meeting.

The director of the fitness center at my work knows about my back condition, and asked me if it’s been getting better lately, since I’ve lost 20 pounds this year. I answered yes, that I haven’t had any major issues in probably six months.

Cue the major issues.

Yesterday, I sat in a doctor’s office for two hours with my son on my lap, while he underwent a food challenge for his allergies. He passed the challenge, but my back didn’t. I didn’t realize what had happened until I went to yoga today, and the activity actually made it feel worse instead of better.

So, here I lay on the couch, with an ice pack under my lumbar region and my bloodstream full of ibuprofen. If I don’t feel better by tomorrow morning, I’ll see if my chiropractor can get me in over my lunch break.

I’ve been spoiled by my lack of pain lately; I thought it was gone for good. I thought maybe getting into a healthy weight range and strengthening my core would solve the problem.

Not entirely.

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