So, I’ve been pretty busy lately trying not to undo my surgery. My biggest restriction is that I can lift no more than 10 pounds for the next 8 weeks.
That doesn’t sound too bad, does it? I mean, 10 pounds sounds like a lot of weight. Well here is where you get to feel good about how much you lug around all day. I’ve been weighing things around my house and here’s just a sampling of what I’ve discovered…
My purse – 5 pounds (and this is without half of the junk I normally carry around)
A liter of pop – 5 pounds
A gallon of milk – around 8 pounds
A carton of orange juice – around 4 pounds
A basket of clothes – varies, but it’s anywhere from 7 to 20 pounds, depending on how full I make it
A bottle of Tide – around 6 pounds
A six quart stock pot (not filled with water) – 3 pounds
A stack of three dinner plates – 6 pounds
Surprise! We carry around way more than we think all day long. No wonder grocery shopping makes me so tired!
When I go back to work on Wednesday, I’m going to try to figure out the weight of several reference books that I frequently hand out. Knowledge may be powerful, but it can be heavy too.