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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm the Type of Girl...

...that used to fall down flat on my face.  Literally.  All...the..time.

There's a joke in my family about always packing enough band aids when heading out on vacations, 'cuz I would need them.  Lots of them.

The other inside joke is that there isn't a country that I haven't fallen down in. 

I can think of so many embarrassing examples, here are just two:
  • Inside the British Museum in London in front of a crowd of tourists? Yep, it happened...just next to the Rosetta Stone.
  • At the top of some waterfalls in South Africa? Of course it happened.
It's a good thing that I know how to roll once I hit the ground.  It's an acquired skill set.  I should put that on my resume.

Anyways, I just read this recent article about how obese people are 73% more likely to have an accident than the non-obese.

This made me realize: I don't fall down anymore.  I wonder if the extra weight threw my balance off?  Who knows.

I'm just glad that I don't have to buy so many Hello Kitty band aids anymore.

Time to add another Non-Scale Victory (NSV) to the list!


  1. Very interesting - and it occurred to me to that I do not twist my ankles, hurt my knees, fall on my backside as often as I used to...

    Might be something to do with the balance - as our bodies are changing, so does the centre of balance moves around. Or just stronger core muscles? Or the same core muscles has less weight to work with?

    But it's definitely sounds true.

  2. Me too. I used to fall all the time and run into things, like tables and counters. Now, not so much! Yay!

  3. I never had a falling info, but wow... more likely to fall/be injured, more likely to have a longer recovery and more likely to have complications. What a nice combination!

  4. Hmmm, I just realized that I used to always run into things, and have bruises all over me. Not any more! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yep I am clumsy too... never thought that it might be my weight...

  6. Never realized this until you brought it up, I was a total clutz when I was obese! Not anymore :)

  7. I never thought about it, but it makes sense! LOL

  8. I am glad you're not falling as much! LOL

  9. Very funny..You would think that we would fall more because on this thin side we do more and are more active. I didn't really fall but did avoid things out of fear of falling. I do feel a little off center sometimes these days but I have decided it is just me getting used to my new center of gravity.

    Did you have a transition period where you weight shifted and you balanced differently or felt off balance?


  10. LoL! That's hilarious....I definitely notice that I find it hard to keep my balance these days...will all start to end as of next Tuesday!!!

  11. Me too! I once fell down on the bridge to Jurassic Park in Universal Studios. Just BLOOP, fall down. I used to bump into things all the time. Come to think about it, I am much less klutzy than I used to be. Hmm. Hadn't even realized that. Great post!

  12. This is really interesting. I used to weigh 250+ pounds. I wasn't really clumsy then but after I lost over 100 pounds I found that I was really clumsy. I fall, I bump into things. It's almost like my center of gravity changed and I didn't know where my body was anymore.

  13. Funny that I haven't fallen and sprained my ankle For a while either, it seems thAt once I lost just a little weight, my balance improved greatly. And has just gotten better. I am also a lot more coordinated in gym classes too.