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Gained some perspective today :)

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  1. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    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
     
  4. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    6 normal babies?!?!?!?! Eeeks! :eek: You've done fabulously Allie! Well done you :)

    That sack of spuds is weight that I'm never getting back (well that's the plan!). It feels goooooooooooooood! :D

    Sian xxx
     
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    Littleslimmingbee Gold Member

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    Crikey, that means iv lost 8.5 normal sized babies. :O

    well done allie, and thanks for that visual reminder!
     
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    It really does help to put things in perspective - thanks for that.
     
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    Carthago delenda est Silver Member

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    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 :)
     
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    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


     
  9. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    I love that list!! In that case I've lost the equivalent of 10 dozen large eggs! Haha! Love it!

    :) xxx
     
  10. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Allie - I love the values you're between:

    50 pounds = a small bale of hay
    55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner

    :8855:
     
  11. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    And Fern - you've lost more than an elephant's penis!!! LOL! :8855:

    Oh dear...simple things and all that! :D

    xxx
     
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    You've done so very well but yes your right sometimes it takes a more for us to see what we've achieved.......even 1/2lb a week stack up hunny.

    Well done
    xx
     
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    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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    blissfulbabe,

    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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    Thanks for That!

    It's my first day here and Boy! did I need that!
    : )
     
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