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pam-u-la

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 12:18
If someone carries x amount of weight in a backpack and adds it to their current weight does that mean that you were actually lugging around a weight that you used to be?

This has gotten me really curious. Here's why... During a recent walk I had picked up groceries and packed them into my backpack. I had a 1.5 mile walk home all uphill. I decided to weigh my goods when I got home and found it weighed 17lbs. I then added it to my current weight for the grand total of 152lbs. So that is when this question arose.. Was I lugging around my former self? Also when I am able to lose 5 or more lbs and find "stuff" to load into my backpack at the same amonut would that be a good reminder of how heavy I was and how light I am now?

This is something I am continuing to ponder..!!!!
erika2633

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Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 13:11
Kind of, but not exactly. They do that kind of thing sometimes on the Biggest Loser towards the finale - the contestants get stuff strapped to them in a backpack and have to do activities as a reminder of how much weight they've lost and how difficult these tasks used to be. However, unless you have an extremely strange body type, that weight that you lost was not all on your back. Smile It's a lot easier to get around when that extra 17 pounds is distributed around your whole body instead of just in a backpack on your back.

Either way, it is definitely a good reminder of how far you've come!! Kingkeld made a thread about this about a year ago, you should check it out and think about contributing a picture!

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