The other day I woke up at 2:30 a.m. with severe abdominal and back pain. I knew what the pain was – earlier in the evening I started my period. It took a couple of hours and lots of ibuprofen for the pain to subside so I could fall back to sleep. While I absolutely hate cramps, it was actually welcome. The last time I had cramps this bad, I was in college. And on Saturday, I hit my old college weight.