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mog1026 posted:
Sharon just commented on how she has lost 3 five pound weights and how heavy that weight is to carry. It got me thinking of ways to make us fully realize what we have carried. Debbie called it a "heavy load" both physically and mentally this morning.

I like to think of my loss in gallons of milk. I find that gallon sucker to be really heavy when I have to heft a full one off the top refrigerator shelf to the counter. It kinda hurts my pathetically weak arm. Guess what?... It only weighs 8 pounds! I've lost almost 4 of them! Pretty cool. Do you have a way of thinking of your weight loss?
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 203.6. GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
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jis4judy responded:
Hi Kathy I lost a small person the other me so to speak.
But I was carrying around not just weight I was worried about my health and the very least I could do was see to it that my body got all the nutrients it needs to repair itself that was my goal I stopped eating bad for me foods daily and increased fruits and vegies in a variety rainbow of colors is a better description... and I did repair my health with better choices... Hugs Judy:)
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

 
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justmejust responded:
I lost a 20 pound weight! Whoa!

Thanks for the thread, Kathy! Laura
Laura

Baby steps, to a healthy lifestyle change. When you change your thoughts you will then change your weight. Getting healthy is about progress, not perfection.
 
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mog1026 responded:
Just imagine if Judy had to carry herself and you had to do your walks with that barbell and I had to juggle 4 gallons of milk. Could we even take more than a few steps?
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 203.6. GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
 
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totallywiggedout responded:
Yep , Kathy. I am always trying to celebrate community members' weightloss by finding things that weigh around what they've lost.

Here's a list I found tonight to help you visualize what lost to earn where you are in your journey...


1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human's skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale's brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant's heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant's penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11")
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4")
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

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According to this, I've lost a little over a gold brick so far.

huggs
k
Kim SW 252 CW 177.8 GW 135

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.---author anonymous

If you are going through Hell,keep going.-- Winston Churchill








 
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mog1026 replied to totallywiggedout's response:
Wow! I'm a cinder block almost. I'm not sure I could lift one!
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 203.6. GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
 
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totallywiggedout replied to mog1026's response:
Great, Kathy! LOL
Now just focus on being an elephant's penis! lol
I had to laugh at some of these.....

Like say, if you started out at 400 lbs and got down to within target range .... you could walk around saying "I lost Arnold Schwartzenegger!" talk about name dropping!

huggs
k
Kim SW 252 CW 177.8 GW 135

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.---author anonymous

If you are going through Hell,keep going.-- Winston Churchill








 
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mog1026 replied to totallywiggedout's response:
Now that's a name I'd like to drop altogether! Yuck!
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 203.6. GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
 
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mog1026 replied to totallywiggedout's response:
I'm not sure about this list. Who has measured some of these things? LOL
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 203.6. GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
 
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ausgram replied to totallywiggedout's response:
Ohhhhhhhh this gives me a stomach ache.
AusGram -SW - 194; CW -186; GW -150 for now, will lower that WHEN I reach it.

Don't live life comparing yourself to everyone else.
God has created you to be you and you are free to be yours


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