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Gained some perspective today :)


I will be a Princess!
Hi all!

After feeling very sorry for myself the last couple of weeks because of poor losses (0.5lb each week for the last 2 weeks) I went grocery shopping today and finally gained a little bit of perspective.

I've lost 15lb in 7 weeks, which I've decided I need to start feeling proud about :) I picked up a 7.5kg sack of potatoes, which is equal to 16.5lb, and it dawned on me that in another 1.5lb time I'll have lost that weight. It felt really heavy!!!!!

So I feel proud of myself. Think it was definitely a turning point for me - I needed that visual reminder :)

Sian xxx
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thats a great way of lookin at it hun i never thought of it that way b4
u def should be proud of yourself u have done really well x
Wow, this is so inspiring. I'm yet to have lost weight, but hopefully by September, I'll be able to see my weight loss in this way :)
I found this list on the web - it's a great way to think about how much weight you have lost:

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

I think you are doing brilliantly to be honest.I've lost 8lbs in about 6 weeks and i'm well chuffed with that..My motto is the slower it comes off the longer it will stay off :)


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That's a brilliant list! Can't wait until WI on Tuesday even more now so I can find out what I have lost from your list! :)

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