100 lb. Club - I lost a four-year-old




View Full Version : I lost a four-year-old


ubergirl
09-10-2009, 09:16 AM
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!


findingfawn
09-10-2009, 09:18 AM
Totally awesome!!!

Onederchic
09-10-2009, 09:18 AM
Fantastic!


momof5k
09-10-2009, 09:22 AM
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

ubergirl
09-10-2009, 09:24 AM
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...;)

jelder227
09-10-2009, 09:25 AM
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!

traci in training
09-10-2009, 09:44 AM
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!

luvja
09-10-2009, 09:53 AM
Haha, that's great.

Rosinante
09-10-2009, 11:37 AM
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.

SouthernMaven
09-10-2009, 11:57 AM
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.

starfishkitty
09-10-2009, 12:37 PM
Seriously!!! How crazy, isn't it?!

Onederchic
09-10-2009, 12:44 PM
Rosinante - http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/weight-loss-support/174036-ive-lost-car-tire-how-about-you.html

Bunnababy
09-10-2009, 01:03 PM
:cheer3::bravo::cheer3:

Ryanne
09-10-2009, 01:16 PM
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 :dizzy:

ubergirl
09-10-2009, 04:07 PM
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.

KforKitty
09-11-2009, 05:47 AM
Well done.

I've lost my 10 year old DD and I can't physically carry her now. How on earth I managed to climb stairs before I'll never know.

Kitty

TraceyElaine
09-11-2009, 07:13 AM
I lost more than my 5 yo but not as much as my 7yo lol. Over 50lbs. I was thinking the same thing the other day. It's amazing my joints put up with me.

Smiling_Sara
09-11-2009, 08:04 AM
ha! I know, right? I even feel that way when I carry my niece around, who is 10 pounds. Unreal that I carried 8 of those everywhere with me on my body!

ubergirl
09-11-2009, 10:38 AM
It IS amazing.

We think we're doing okay, but only because we don't know any better.

bcort
09-11-2009, 03:39 PM
I'm so glad your four year old didn't die! (I was thrown by the subject line) But congratulations on losing that much weight! I need to lose my 11 year old!

Stylist83
10-20-2009, 08:59 AM
Oh WOW!! GOod JOB:carrot:

LisaF
10-20-2009, 09:03 AM
I'm so glad your four year old didn't die! (I was thrown by the subject line)

Me too! I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

Lisa

H8cake
10-20-2009, 12:53 PM
Three more pounds and I'll have lost a newborn giraffe :dizzy: I know one of my good friends must weigh around 127 so I always think to myself that i've lost a whole friend. Really shocking when I think about carrying her everywhere with me.

cfmama
10-20-2009, 04:31 PM
Here's a mind screw for you... I've lost a GROWN WOMAN. lol! I can't even imagine being able to carry a woman up and down the stairs and yet I used to! Multiple times a day!!!

I love putting things into perspective like that!