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12-19-2008, 03:06 PM
You know, I was just thinking -- at my highest weight, it was like carrying around:

Nine 10# bags of potatoes, or....
90 boxes of butter, or....
Three 30# sacks of cat litter

And the thought of carrying any of those around for a full day.... every day....
:frypan: No wonder I'm always so tired (even after losing 20#).

Anyone else have a way of putting their weight into perspective (or a picture-incentive)?

12-19-2008, 03:10 PM
I have lost the same amount of weight that my five-year-old son weighs...almost to the pound.

Suzanne 3FC
12-19-2008, 03:15 PM
At my highest weight I carried around 20 chihuahuas :o

12-19-2008, 04:15 PM
I lost twice as much as my eight year old daughter weighs and 5 times what my 3 year old son weighs.
But using the original references I lost 15 10lbs bags of potatoes, 155 boxes of butter, and 5 30lbs sacks of cat litter.

12-19-2008, 04:29 PM

I hadn't really thought about it but my daughter weighs 29 pounds and she seems pretty heavy to me! I encourage her to walk up the stairs now holding my hand instead of having me carry her- it is **** on my knees but you know what? I have lost almost 10 pounds more than she weighs!

Shannon in ATL
12-19-2008, 04:56 PM


From a little under highest weight to this morning...

From when I started calorie counting in March, I've lost 31 pounds. Or, one of those bags of cat litter...

12-19-2008, 05:15 PM
My husband and I were joking around with our kids about this recently--between us we've lost a whole middle-schooler! (About 100 pounds.) Our 12-year-old thought that was pretty amusing.

Shannon in ATL
12-19-2008, 05:16 PM
My stepson weighs 39 pounds and I fuss about him being heavy when I pick him up now... Funny, isn't it...

12-19-2008, 06:10 PM
My guy likes to joke that he's half the man he used to be. (He used to be well over 300 lbs.)

I personally haven't really been able to consistently visualize my weight loss like that ... but I know that when I hit goal, I will have lost 1/2 my bodyweight as well. :) That's kinda cool.


12-19-2008, 06:29 PM
I lost 90 big macs.

12-19-2008, 06:33 PM
I've lost my 7 year old daughter! She weighs 54 lbs and I've lost 54 lbs!!!!

12-19-2008, 06:38 PM
Yes - it is amazing when you think about it. Between DH and I we have lost - HIM (150 lbs total).

We joke about getting better gas mileage because we are no longer carrying around a third person ;)

12-19-2008, 06:49 PM
Wow, this is a great idea. I haven't lost a lot of weight, 13 lbs from my highest.. but I think of even a 10 lb bag of rice--it's heavy! And when I hit goal, I will have lost 60 lbs, or two of those 30 lb bags of dog food... it's so crazy to imagine a thin me with a bag of dog food tape to my front and back.. insane actually!!

My suitcase coming to Korea was 50 lbs. If I can reach goal before leaving here (next September), I will have lost more than a whole suitcase worth of weight. Holy :censor:!

That's some motivation! :)

12-20-2008, 05:15 AM
I lost about 25 lbs. That is as heavy as the backpack was I carried when I went on walking holiday to Ireland 4 years ago. The thing almost tipped me over! Also, it's a really full bucket of water.

12-20-2008, 10:08 AM
Thought I would post this in case anyone was interested.

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"

Thighs Be Gone
12-20-2008, 10:13 AM
LOL, I lost a large elephant's penis.

12-20-2008, 12:36 PM
Oh wow, I've almost lost and A/C, but I think I'm going to skip right over 60# :o

Beautiful Ace
12-20-2008, 12:41 PM
Thank you Vah, I was about to start googleing. lol

15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs... soon to be (or not so soon) an elephants penis. lol

12-20-2008, 04:56 PM
LOL, I lost a large elephant's penis.


12-20-2008, 11:52 PM
WOW!! I weigh as much as Arnold Schwarzenegger!!

I still need to lose a gold brick. That gives a different meaning to the saying "she is worth her weight in gold"

Mmmm... I wish I can just buy a brick of gold, and get it over with.

12-22-2008, 09:17 AM
I hear that, Snoozles!
:D :(

You know, in this economy it sure would be nice to turn my fat into a gold brick and make it do some work FOR me. :lol: I mean -- I've certainly been working hard enough to support IT for long enough! ;) :lol: