I've lost the same weight as......................

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  1. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Hi folks, we seem to be on a bit of a roll on motivational threads at the moment and the one about the benefits of being lighter triggered something in my head to talk about what our weight loss equates to and I find it quite fascinating!! I often pick up an item and feel its weight and think how many of 'those' I've lost- it's a very motivating thing to do!! So..... I've lost the maximum luggage allowance on a Ryanair flight (15kg) OR about 10 average sized honeydew melons OR about 8 2litre bottles of pop!!!

    Over to you.........
     
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    According to the following list which I've copied and pasted from the maintenance section, I've lost the equivalent of a two month old horse........


    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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  4. LadyHelen

    LadyHelen No Coffee, No Workee

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    I've lost slightly less than what my kitten weighs - and when he's sitting on my shoulder kneading my boobs with his full weight don't I know about it!! :D
     
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    16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain - strange thought, lol.
     
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    average House cat it is for me then!!! x x
     
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    7.5 pounds = an average newborn Yeah!!!

    Good thread xx
     
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    10 dozen large eggs ... what a thought !!
     
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    I have lost the same as a small bale of hay. Also the same as what my sone weighs and i groan with the weight of him when i lift him up!
     
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    I have also lost the same amount of weight as my 18 month old baby or a car tire. thats actually really good actually i need to pick my son up to remind myself.
     
  11. Wendi

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    I have lost the equivalent of my niece who weighs 21 pounds. Its weird, if I carry her for too long, my arms start to ache; however, I used to carry that weight everyday and I never noticed it!! :)
     
  12. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    I'm gobsmacked that an elephant's penis weighs 60 lbs (over 4 stone!) Who goes around weighing them anyway?!!
     
  13. Sarah-Jayne

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    Ive lost an elephants heart
     
  14. CamilleBates

    CamilleBates Alomst there :)

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    I've lost my two year old... well the equivalent weight anyway ;)
     
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    So I need to lose approx. a mid sized microwave but I've already lost a bald eagle. Am feeling a bit overwhelmed by all this haha!
     
  16. atchonblimp21

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    me too almost :)

    my goal is to lose an an Irish Setter altogether
     
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    I've still got an elephants heart to lose!! Will keep coming back to this thread to see what I've lost & what I've got to lose
     
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    Debs154 Trying again!!

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    Ha ha great list
    I've lost 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
    and want to lose 33 pounds = a cinder block
    whatever that is! lol
     
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    I love these comparison threads :) I did one aaaages ago, with pictures. See: http://www.minimins.com/slimming-world/101553-what-have-you-lost.html

    I think fish are an excellent measure of your weight loss and due to the thousands of mad-keen fisherman, there are loads of photos of you to compare your lost fat with!

    I am currently lighter by a fish like this:
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  21. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Wow, that means I am too!! Incredible!!!X
     
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    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    A cinder block is a breeze block, so I've lost one of these!! That's good to know!!X
     
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