The MS clinic nurse took my purse one day to move it to the desk while I climbed on the table, and said WHOA whatcha got in there, bricks? I guess I had not thought about how heavy it was. it weighed in at 7lbs! that is a lot of weight to carry. I came home spread it all out on the table and got serious about what I NEED to carry, vs what I was used to carrying.
I split my purse into two. I had a tiny purse with a long strap that wraps around me that I carried into stores, and then I would leave the monster in the car locked up. After several months I realized I almost never looked in the monster bag, so why lug it around, and worry about is it safe.
There is an Iphone ap (android too) that you can scan all your loyalty cards into your phone. You just pull it up, and they scan your phone, and I lost that big wad of key tags hanging off my bag. I scanned in medical cards, I updated my address book, and calendar and really made use out of this amazing toy. it cut my load by far.
Now I carry a small wallet, and my phone. im down to 1.4 pounds. not bad! I put all my other credit cards that I have no intention of using away in the safe, along with my SS card, my passport, and other such things. Why do I need to carry my wedding license? My sons birth cert? My ID showing I graduated from college? Is the price is right guy gonna stop me on the street and say "show me your Yale ID and I will give you $20"?
It was an adjustment, but im happy with it.
Elevated LFTs Beta DC 7/07