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Old 09-10-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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I carried my four-year-old up the stairs today, and he felt really heavy and my knees kind of hurt.

For a minute, I thought, Jeez, I've lost all this weight and it's still hard to carry my son up the stairs.

That's when I realized the truth. My son weighs 38 pounds: exactly the amount I've lost so far!

I used to carry that weight EVERY SINGLE TIME I walked up the stairs.

Wow!
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
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Totally awesome!!!
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Fantastic!
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I had this same epiphany a little while ago when I was the 50 pound mark (the same weight as my nearly 6 year old daughter!)

Amazing, huh? How did we manage to do all we do with all that extra weight? Imagine how much energy we'll have when we loss another child LOL
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I had this same epiphany a little while ago when I was the 50 pound mark (the same weight as my nearly 6 year old daughter!)

Amazing, huh? How did we manage to do all we do with all that extra weight? Imagine how much energy we'll have when we loss another child LOL
Well, I've got three more to lose...
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #6
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LOL - Congratulations! That's awesome. It's funny, because my goal all along has been to "lose" my 5 year old. But I better hurry up, he's gaining weight faster than I'm losing it!
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:44 AM   #7
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It is truly amazing. When I tell patients that I'm losing weight because I can't haul an extra person around with me for 12 hours a day they think I'm joking. I'm not!
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Haha, that's great.
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Well done!

Can anyone post a link to the post a while ago that listed all the things like giraffes, children, dogs that our weightloss equated to? Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:57 AM   #10
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I helped my daughter move out of her apartment a couple of weeks ago (before I started my program in earnest) and had to carry some items that weighed far less than what I need to lose. That really opened my eyes to the fact that I am carrying on my body twice as much weight as many of the items that I thought were so heavy!

And of course they were harder for me to carry precisely because I weigh too much.

It was an eye-opener, indeed.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:37 PM   #11
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Seriously!!! How crazy, isn't it?!
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I carried my four-year-old up the stairs today, and he felt really heavy and my knees kind of hurt.

For a minute, I thought, Jeez, I've lost all this weight and it's still hard to carry my son up the stairs.

That's when I realized the truth. My son weighs 38 pounds: exactly the amount I've lost so far!

I used to carry that weight EVERY SINGLE TIME I walked up the stairs.

Wow!
My husband has lost 35 lbs. so far and our 4 year old weighs 40 lbs. When I saw your post, I commented to him about our son. It really put things into perspective for us. I have lost 24 lbs. so far, so I have lost a little over half his size...I figure torso down...lol... but this was a really great post. And Traci, I agree...when I realized I was carring around an extra 106 pound person, that really hit hard, but was enough to get my butt in gear. I am only 5'2 and my "ideal weight" according to charts and stuff is between a 102-112. I was really carrying another me...I ate my twin...sigh! LOL
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:07 PM   #15
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Yeah, it is amazing when you think about it....

I think when you have huge amounts of weight to lose, like those of us in the hundred pound club, it's hard to really appreciate HOW MUCH the lesser amounts like 20,30, or 40 pounds really represent.
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