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I've lost the weight of a gold brick!

(I have completely pinched this from another post I was reading somewhere on this forum but thought it was great to share around and see what everyone has done......)

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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ooh a sperm whale's brain... hmm lol.
OMG - if you break down my weight loss - its the same as 3x the average 2 yr old! There is NO way I would be able to carry 3 toddlers around all day, everyday! Scary!
Scary indeed Red.

I was at the gyn this morning and my PT (how good does that sound? :D ) had a new piece of equipment for me to use.

Basically it's a fat suit :eek:, kinda like a tabard top that fastens round the waist with velcro and weighs 21lbs.

I couldn't believe how much harder a "normal" exercise routine was while wearing it, I was absolutely knackered!

Sobering to think I've been carrying more than that around with me for the last god-know how many years.........:( but it didn't half cheer me up to think that I'll never have to do it again (except in the gym!)


Silver Member
Love this -
I have lost the weight (almost) of a 5 foot 4 woman!!!

I also like to tell people I have lost half. - Half of me lol!

Yam - I had visions of you in this inflatable/weighted Sumo suit trying to do a work out until I re-read your post, lol

Peony - that loss is incredible!

Its terrible what we've put our bodies through but heah, thats all in the past now! :)
That is so much more interesting than sugar! Thanks for this!


Still Motivated
Peony, I am absolutely looking forward to being where you are now. Thank you for showing me my future.:winner:

Love Myr xxx


Silver Member
Thanks ladies - and you are welcome Myr, the absolute beauty of VLCD's is that they are the key to being who you want to be - only you stand in the way of getting where you want to be - if you stick to the rules, it WILL work! Good luck, look forward to seeing you where you want to be too!
Peony - WOW. Your before and after photos are just brilliant! You look stunning in the after! That is one massive achievement right there.


Silver Member
Thanks honey, that is very nice of you to say. I am a bit terrified of starting to eat food next week - I will have to keep the photos nearby to keep me on the straight and narrow!

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