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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

    ****
    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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