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06-04-2009, 09:40 PM
I went to the market today for my weekly visit and picked up a box of cat liter to put in my cart. As I picked up the box, I thought to myself, "gosh this stuff is heavy". As I put the liter into my cart, I looked at the box to find the weight - 20 Lbs. This may seem like a minor occurrence, but it made me think about the extra weight I have been carrying around. No wonder my knees hurt. No wonder I get tired walking up the stairs. I tried to imagine myself hauling around 2 or 3 of these boxes of cat liter all day long. That's exactly what I am doing by allowing myself to be burdened with my extra weight. I think I'll keep the box of liter out so I can see it and remind me of how important it is to my health to get rid of my extra weight.

06-04-2009, 10:15 PM
i would have never thought of that..but its so true, we dont realize the extra stree we are putting on our bodies every single day!


06-04-2009, 10:26 PM
Wow, that is an eye-opening way of looking at it! I recently bought a 40-lb box of cat litter, and it took everything I had to get it from the bottom of the cart onto the checkout counter! And yet, here I am walking around with 42 lbs still left to lose!

06-04-2009, 10:27 PM
the last time I lost some weight, I picked up a 30 lb of dog food and was amazed how much weight that actually is.

Pas de Chaton
06-04-2009, 10:36 PM
That's great! I have a lot of cats and I usually buy several of the 27-lb boxes at a time. Let's see, I need to lose about almost 3 of those boxes! :)

I hate carrying those suckers upstairs!

06-04-2009, 10:45 PM
I measure my weight loss in basset hounds. I have lost 3 small basset hounds! And even the small ones are heavy! :)

Pas de Chaton
06-04-2009, 10:51 PM
I measure my weight loss in basset hounds. I have lost 3 small basset hounds! And even the small ones are heavy! :)

Ha! That's hilarious! And yes, they are heavy dogs. I think I need to lose all 8 of my cats.

It's really amazing to think about your extra weight in this way. No wonder my knees hurt sometimes. If we could lose it overnight instead of gradually, I don't think we could handle it; our center of balance would be so off we'd be falling all over the place!

Brown Eyed Staccie
06-05-2009, 03:07 AM
Wow..that's a good wonder I'm tired and my feet scream at me after being on them too long! I need to lose 50 pounds and at Costco those litter boxes are 50 lbs...won't it feel good when I don't have that anymore!!!

06-05-2009, 03:52 AM
lol! It's dog food for me: I buy it in 15kg sacks ~ if I get one on my shoulder I can carry it to the car but no further. I've lost nearly 2 since the very beginning, 1.25 since the end of January this year.
or dogs: of the 5 I have, I've currently lost a small terrier, a Jack Russel and a Staffy Cross.

06-05-2009, 07:41 AM
I have thought about things like that before say when I lift just a gallon of milk, that weighs 8.6 lbs I believe. I would not want to carry one of those around all day! Google what 1lb of fat looks like...bluck!!

06-06-2009, 12:44 AM
I did the same exact thing while unloading groceries. Cans of beans? Almost a pound each. So when I lose a pound, I lose a can of beans! It adds up... ;)

06-06-2009, 01:12 AM
Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I just bought a set of bowflex weights, 52.5 lbs each dumbell, I lugged them one at a time down the stairs into my gym-area and I stopped for a moment and thought, OMG I've lost MORE than this weight I can barely get down the stairs, how on EARTH did I carry all that around every single day??

elle w 19
06-06-2009, 01:16 AM
Wow--thanks for sharing your insight Samantha! That really resonated with me. I can't wait to get rid of all of this cat litter!

06-06-2009, 01:26 AM
Yeah, I've lost almost a whole bag of costco-sized pedigree dog food that I always get for my brothers two dogs. I can't wait to lose all this dog food.

06-06-2009, 03:19 PM
I only have one cat and I buy the 8-10 pound bags of wheat litter, but it's a great analogy so I have about 7 of those to lose.

ADD Girl
06-07-2009, 03:44 AM
Grat illustration for all of us, tx! No wonder that my spine is becoming curved when I have a few boxes of bags of doog food just on my belly. I have a HUGE belly and tits and no wonder that my spine cant handle it.

Shrinkingleah, funny :-) Yeah I would like to get rid of this dog food also :-)

06-07-2009, 10:36 AM
haha oh man that is a good way of looking at it! Sheesh that is inspiring! Thanks! lol

06-07-2009, 12:11 PM
I have 5 cats... Bags of cat litter will never look the same again ... I think I will store them next to the refrigerator!

06-10-2009, 11:41 AM
This is a great way to put things into perspective. You have made me think now...thanks:)

06-11-2009, 02:37 PM
You just inspired me to go look at my bag of dog food! I have lost 25 pounds. That must be a bag or two of dog food!

06-11-2009, 02:43 PM
I have 5 cats... Bags of cat litter will never look the same again ... I think I will store them next to the refrigerator!

hehe, that's hilarious. :D

06-11-2009, 09:41 PM
wow hmmm I lost 7 boxes of butter...hmm not a pretty