Sometimes, as we lose weight, we get stuck trying to visualize what a number actually is. How much is 5 pounds? What about 10 or 20? I don’t know about you, but I like to visualize the weight lost by comparing it to physical things.
I’ve lost ~28 pounds. You know what else weighs 28 pounds? This:
- 5 bags of sugar and 12 sticks of butter
- 2 adult Maltese dogs, a 2 liter bottle of soda, and 1 can of Crisco Shortening
- 112 sticks of butter
- 2 six ft. aluminum step ladders, 2 toasters, and 2 footballs
- ~4 gallons of water
- The average 2 year old and a box of wine
- An automobile tire, a chihuahua, and 24 Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
- 10 dozen large eggs, an average newborn, a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts, 4 guinea pigs
- 4,079.6 pennies which equal $40.79!
- 98,000 calories or the equivalent of 49 days of a 2000 calorie diet!
I honestly could go on and on, but I won’t do that. Instead, using these “measurements”, you can figure what you’ve lost.
Here’s a video I found that shows what 1 pound and 5 pounds of fat look like:
Crazy, huh? As he says, don’t scoff at 1 pound. It’s really something to be proud of.
Tomorrow I’ll be featuring another participant bio so be sure to check that out. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy your Saturday!
Until next time,