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Neal was canada goose outlet online a lightweight compared with accountant Suzanne Fisher, 43, of Western Springs, who was hauling a back canada goose outlet breaking 20.4 pounds (in two bags) along Boul Mich, including a hefty leather calendar that she cannot let out of her sight. "This is my life," she said as she canada goose outlet reviews let me weigh the thing (2.5 pounds).
With a stylish white monster hanging off her left shoulder, tiny Ana Rodriguez, 46, said, "I told my husband yesterday I need a smaller purse. It is buy canada goose jacket cheap heavy, and I had back surgery," said the homemaker canada goose outlet online uk and mother of four from St. Canada Goose Outlet John, Ind. Her wallet alone weighed 1.5 pounds, and her makeup bag wasn't far behind at 1.1 pounds.
Believe me, any purse over 5 pounds feels heavy, "especially when you've been walking for four hours. It gets heavier," said one woman who was weighed down by her bejeweled 6 pounder.
"I'm always picking up my patients' purses and asking, 'What the hell do you carry around?'" said Dr. Susan Dugan, a back pain expert and associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush University Medical Center.
"Big purses are 'in,' and they're beautiful, but if you carry a smaller purse, you have to prioritize. So choosing a smaller purse would be a good solution," says Dugan.
(For a peek at my personal purse psychosis, see opposite page.)
Dugan says there's no specific weight limit women should shoot for, but she had two ways to measure whether your purse needs to slim down. If you have trouble lifting it off the seat next to you with one hand, you're in trouble.
And: "If you will not canada goose canada goose clearance sale outlet uk sale let other people pick up your purse 'Oh, no, I'll canada goose outlet parka get it. It's too heavy' then it's time to purge."Bags by the numbers
Purses weighed: 48
Average bag weight: 6 pounds
Women complaining of back pain: 5
Heaviest total canada goose black friday sale load: 20.4 pounds
Heaviest purse (with laptop): 13.3 pounds
Heaviest purse (without laptop): 8 pounds
Lightest single purse 2.9 pounds
How many claimed they had just cleaned out their purse: 9
How to lighten up
Get a purse job description: Is it a laptop bag? Then take out the laptop while shopping and so on. Is it a snack bag? Leave the snacks at your desk.
Go digital: Try an audio book or electronic canada goose outlet nyc book reader instead of a hardcover book, and canada goose factory sale an electronic planner instead of a bound paper calendar.