#82 - I am losing weight because I'm tired of the back aches
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I am reflecting on two of my reasons each week, picking them randomly.
82) I am losing weight because I’m tired of the back aches.
I have to admit that my back has gotten better over the past year or so as my two-year-old became a three-year-old and then a four-year-old. Less carrying definitely helped. (He was over 10 pounds at birth and the growth rate didn’t slow down!
However, carrying extra weight around my middle as well as on my chest and “derriere” is definitely not good for my back. It’s like carrying around a poorly packed, overstuffed backpack all day, every day. It’s bad for my posture, which in turn hurts my back. I slouch, shift weight onto one hip, and lean on walls, counters, and tables far too much. This extra weight could end up having long term consequences for my back.
That’s why I’m losing weight.