Jonathan: I’m struggling to shake off the back pain I’ve been suffering for a month or so now: it’s really painful trying to get up out of a chair and near impossible stand or walk straight. I do get back trouble from time to time, but I usually find the best remedy is to carry on pretty much as usual, though taking things relatively gently. But right now there’s too many heavy loads to carry and too much anxiety and stress – which I know are a big factor in back trouble. However I guess if I persevere it’ll help to toughen me up. All the work I’ve been doing over the past few months, I’ve now lost 35lbs, down from 15 to 12 1/2 stone. I’ll just have to tighten my belt!