Last year at this time I was jogging or cycling pretty much every day. I weighed 20 pounds less, and I was enjoying a healthy diet. I gave up regular jogging because it seemed to make my back and gut issues worse. But I usually felt better WHILE I was running. I guess this is probably because I was getting more blood and oxygen to the tissues that were lacking. It was after exercising that all the pain came back on. I've run a little here and there over the past month, and I started cycling again--three times over the past couple of weeks. And I was fine after cycling. I'm going to make a commitment to jogging 3 times a week, and cycling 3 times a week, starting today. If I feel pain, I'm going to think psychological. I'm going to go a little easier on myself as far as distance and time go, as I think it's just important that I get active again, and don't over do it and burn out. Thanks for reading and for your good thoughts.