#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! emoticon )

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. emoticon
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    Great reason, Marie! Keep up the good work!
    3135 days ago
    I know what you mean by a sore back, my grandson seems to be getting heavier and heavier and therefore my back is getter sore. I too am looking forward when that is not a problem any more
    Love Kerrie
    3136 days ago
    Yes I will have to include that one on my list of why to loose this belly!
    3137 days ago
  • CMB2048
    My back has also started to hurt more as I gained weight. It is at the top of my list for restarting my SparkPage/People effort. Thanks for reminding us of these important reason why we are all trying to get healthy!
    3138 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I have to admit, that my back has been hurting less as well as I've lost the weight. Getting that extra pressure off your body is a great reason.
    Live healthy, live strong!
    3138 days ago
    Good point, I completely understand. Been overweight all my life and had a back issue even in junior high. That's been a long time. I've found that the water seems to have helped me with the back issue too.

    Did you write a list of 100 reasons? I'll have to check out your page and see if you have a list there. I'm thinking a list like that is a really good idea.
    3139 days ago
    Thats a great reason to lose weight! I am going to borrow that one...I am tired of the backaches...and I am encouraged that the weight loss is relieving some of your pain.
    3139 days ago
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