So I’ve been wearing a corset for three weeks. It’s quite comfortable now, although since last week was a heavy gardening week and this week is a heavy housework week, I haven’t (won’t) be wearing it a full 12 hours per day. And since I have to drive long distance on Friday, I won’t be wearing it then…
But it has done wonders for my posture. I’ve discovered (or re-learned) that my slumping problem occurs in the middle back, not the lower back. If anything, my lower back tends to sway in the other direction. That means that the corset does NOT cure my slumping. However, what it does do is remind me not to slump. When I start to slump, I feel the bones of the corset shift against me, and I sit up straight again.
So for that, it’s been really helpful.
In addition, my appetite has actually been less, although I don’t think I’ve lost weight since that first dramatic drop. (I haven’t weighed in two weeks, so I don’t know.)
As an interesting aside, I ran across this blog post today, wherein the blogger describes trying to sleep while wearing her corset. I’m not sold on the idea, especially since I’m a flailing sleeper. I think I put my desire to sleep ahead of any advantage that could be gained by that.*
Anyhow, I’m almost at the end of my four weeks, but I will be continuing to use the corset while working. (In fact, I’ve purchased another.) It does seem to do what I want it to do.
*I am not in this for waist-training. I have plenty of waist to train, but I prefer not to tight-lace.