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jagmom3
02-24-2004, 04:20 PM
there was a posting of a picture of fat and muscle that complared the 2 but I can't find it. Thanks for any help.


Edit - Here is the link to the image
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17582


Meg
02-24-2004, 08:10 PM
I posted one recently in this thread: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36884&page=2&pp=15

Suzanne 3FC
02-25-2004, 11:57 AM
I'm sticking this because it's a frequently requested image :)

Here is the link to the actual image provided by Meg

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17582

very impressive and motivating!


n2lose
07-08-2004, 05:48 PM
Wow! That is really gross. It really is a motivator.

valley
07-12-2004, 10:15 AM
Good Lord, that is disturbing! I've never seen it before.

lol, I just looked at the exercise forum for the first time, thinking I really need to get going and get in shape, as well as getting thinner. This is the very first thread I opened. What a motivator :D

mooz49
07-13-2004, 06:16 AM
I agree it certainly is a motivator! Every time I think of this blob of fat, on my tummy and waist especially, I can see that picture in my mind!!

Angelic_Me
07-16-2004, 08:03 PM
Wow!

FrugalChick
09-30-2004, 06:11 PM
Oh yeah...a definite motivator!

ali_cat
10-20-2004, 11:11 PM
I've touched those props. You think it's gross when you look at them, try touching them. *SHUDDER*

Islander
12-17-2004, 06:37 PM
Oh, that is gross! :o I'd like to wash that out of my body!! :eek:

I Meant-Ah!
02-03-2005, 03:35 AM
Oh, that is gross! :o I'd like to wash that out of my body!! :eek:

Haha me too!

I never knew 5 lbs of fat was actually that much fat.

bellydance77
02-08-2005, 10:12 PM
i looked at the gross fat and it makes you want to loose some of that ugly fat, dont give up out there we can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BrOOklyN ChIcK
03-03-2005, 04:57 PM
Talk about an eye opener. I'm tempted to print it and put it up at work but its may scare people lol.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/img/bar098/slider-scaleblue/lb/173/140/169/ (http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/index.php)

WillowFae
03-08-2005, 05:55 AM
Haha me too!

I never knew 5 lbs of fat was actually that much fat.

Exactly. So when people say that they 'only' lost 1lb, think how much they have ACTUALLY lost!

Kery
03-11-2005, 03:42 AM
Yuckies, this is sure a motivaton factor!

And I think it also gives much more sense to the fact that muscle weighs more than fat, with this we can "see" it with our own eyes.

I so want my body to have these 5 pounds of muscle here and there, without the 5 pounds of unnecessary fat, that is ;)

luvmyboys82
03-13-2005, 12:48 PM
That pic is a real eye opener, thanks for posting it!

Gardenwife
03-19-2005, 03:42 AM
Did any of you watch Celebrity Fit Club (http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/celebrity_fit_club/series.jhtml) on VH1? On the last show, the doctor handed each of the people blobs of fat equalling the amount he or she had lost. Like one of them said, "where was it all?". They also ran sprints wearing vests weighted down with the amounts they'd lost (similar to the race in "The Biggest Loser").

MrsDawsondn
05-16-2005, 05:45 PM
It's in my avator

JWinATL
05-19-2005, 03:15 PM
I just showed this photo to a friend of mine at work who is frustrated with slow weight loss. She made the comment this morning that her clothes are fitting better since she started working out, but she failed to see any results on the scale. She feels better now! Thanks for sharing. It will help Terri (and me, too, but I already know how much exercise can do!) :strong:

LOVE, JILL

titanium princess
06-09-2005, 10:33 AM
Hi, I'm new.

That is a great motivator. You can buy a piece of "pet fat" online, but I figure why pay for a hunk of fake fat when I can just look in the mirror... and now this picture really helps.

Another motivator is going to see the Body Worlds exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. It's really something to see.

http://www.msichicago.org/bodyworlds/index.html

Anyone here with spinal problems and have difficulty exercising as it causes pain? I've been trying to break up my recumbant stationary biking into 10 minute increments, but am finding it hard.

Shalia
06-20-2005, 12:56 PM
Talk about an eye opener. I'm tempted to print it and put it up at work but its may scare people lol.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/img/bar098/slider-scaleblue/lb/173/140/169/ (http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/index.php)
I just made it the background on my computer screen at work. Ew. Talk about motivation!!

Gardenwife
06-20-2005, 04:32 PM
Titanium, I would *love* to see that exhibit! It's amazing how the plastination process preserves the parts (boy, if THAT wasn't alliteration, I don't know what is!). Fascinating stuff.

~ The Morbid One

titanium princess
06-20-2005, 10:42 PM
It really was an inthralling exhibit.

I'll tell ya - if you want to go check out Amtrak prices on their website.

From Royal Oak, MI (just outside Detroit - Detoilet as I call it) it was only $50 round trip per person - and no parking fees in Chicago at the hotel.

We pricelined a hotel and got one for $79 a night - 1/2 of normal prices for a 4-5 star hotel.

We stayed near Merchandise Mart (to catch a blues benefit show at House of Blues) so did get hit with a $15 cab fare to go to the Southside to the museum, but worth it.

You can always get a hotel closer to the museum to save on that cab fare - although Union Station is closer to the Merchandise Mart.

lovealittle
09-04-2005, 09:19 PM
oh god!
thats very disturbing i never realised how much fat five lbs. actually was.
125lbs
ten lbs. to go !:D

AquaWarlock
09-10-2005, 05:49 PM
Great motivator! Also just read in Fitness magazine that a pound of fat is equivalent to 4 sticks of butter! (I'm guess they used the 3,500 calorie conversion scale) EWWW!!!

Ok, time for me to get rid of more "butter."

Goal: 150 ~ Current: 165 ~ Heaviest: 184



http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/img/bar-blue/cartoonstar01/lb/0/34/19/.png

http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/index.php

Meg
09-11-2005, 12:44 AM
A stick of butter weighs 1/4 pound, so four sticks of butter = a pound. It's not related to the calorie content, just the weight. ;)

mdchick
09-18-2005, 10:39 PM
As you might be able to tell from my avator, I'm in the medical field (a med student at the moment) and boy oh boy was anatomy motivating! Its amazing what is in your body!

byebigbutt
10-01-2005, 12:51 AM
Makes me want to work out reeeeaaaaaaalllll bad! :wl:

Gardenwife
10-01-2005, 01:46 AM
I tell ya, I was trying on bras tonight and seeing the belly hanging down there made me think of this thread. I've lost inches in my arms and bust, but need to *work* at getting my abdominal muscles toned up. Found some great-fitting bras after trying on, oh 30 or so...But short of a foundational garment, exercise is the only thing that's going to tighten up the belly!

Mazarin
11-12-2005, 06:48 PM
I think that needs to go onto my fridge....

sabriena
11-16-2005, 09:32 AM
ew, that is disgusting! I would much rather have the neater looking muscle in my body than the flobby sloppy fat! Whew.. what time is it? EXERCISE TIME! :D

Softykins
11-24-2005, 03:09 AM
WOOHOO! I've almost lost 5 of those fat replicas!! :dance:

lol!

farukh
12-22-2005, 01:07 AM
help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
i am 5.4 and i weighed 163 lbs. in aug i joined an aerobics class n started a healthy food regimen. now after 4.5 months of regular xercise n occasional cheating i look half my original size but weigh 167 pounds??????????
am i ABNORMAL
farukh!

Snoopysgirl
12-31-2005, 04:59 PM
help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
i am 5.4 and i weighed 163 lbs. in aug i joined an aerobics class n started a healthy food regimen. now after 4.5 months of regular xercise n occasional cheating i look half my original size but weigh 167 pounds??????????
am i ABNORMAL
farukh!


I think that I remember reading somewhere that muscle weighs more than fat. (?) But if your clothes are fitting different then you are doing the right thing; ignore the scale!:carrot:

geodessa
01-09-2006, 06:49 PM
I had a similar experience about 8 years ago. I worked out with a personal trainer (and on my own) for 4 months everyday (except sundays) without fail and I also followed a diet plan and NEVER CHEATED not even once.
I was extremely motivated at that time. Anyway I was calibrated and weighed by my personal trainer and it showed that I had only lost two lbs on scale and 1 inch. I was fuming, so they had another trainer calibrate me. Same thing. Then my trainer accused me of cheating on the diet and not working out enough. I had worked out for 2 hours a day 6 days a week for four months and never even once cheated on the diet!!!!!
Needless to say that that experience got me so down that i gave up working out for years and packed on the weight even more.
I dearly regreted giving up since my weight climbed to 200lbs. And now it is much harder to loose it because I am older and my metabolism is slower.
DON'T GIVE UP YOU WILL REGRET IT. JUST KEEP GOING YOU WILL SEEEE RESULTS. That's all I am trying to say.

geodessa
01-09-2006, 06:54 PM
OH another note:
when I look back and see that I spent an entire decade (my 30's) being overweight and then obese i just want to cry. I am determined not to waste my 40's this way. The way i see it my 40's are going to be my best years.
besides loosing the weight i have plans for a new career and other goals. Goals which will be much much harder to accomplish being overweight.

Wide in Winnipeg
01-13-2006, 11:16 PM
I did print that picture and made copies...1 for the bike one for the fridge and one beside the bed to wake up to.Also kept one for my wallet so when I go out to eat I see that pic and order properly!:D
Wendy

WaterRat
01-14-2006, 06:27 PM
I think that I remember reading somewhere that muscle weighs more than fat. (?)

Both weigh exactly the same - a pound is a pound is a pound. But, as you can see from the photo, a pound of muscle is much denser than a pound of muscle (well, 5 pounds in the photo), and so it takes up less space. Thus, it's easily possible that farukh weighs the same or a little more, yet looks like she's lost a lot. Besides that, muscle is metabolically active, which mean it burns calories all the time, a good thing! :carrot:

nikkster
02-17-2006, 03:31 AM
How come I can't see the picture?

Meg
02-17-2006, 06:23 AM
Did you click on the link in the first post of this thread? It's still showing up for me. :)

Linds81
03-19-2006, 01:47 PM
WideinWinipeg - Great Idea... I'm going to be posting that pic by the fridge too!!!

Thanks for the pic... it is very motivating!

babyprincess
03-20-2006, 12:35 PM
wow, that really got me moving! LoL! thanks loads Meg!

lparker777
06-06-2006, 11:18 AM
Hello, I think not, but don't know for sure? Does muscle weigh more than fat?? Thanks;)

FarmerManda
06-13-2006, 10:14 AM
What are the dimensons ?

Ilene
06-13-2006, 11:58 PM
Hello, I think not, but don't know for sure? Does muscle weigh more than fat?? Thanks;)Muscle does not weight more than fat but muscle is denser than fat therefore is smaller for the same weight...

VelVeeta
06-25-2006, 08:35 PM
That is disgusting! I think everyone should be shown that, its a great motivator to make you eat better and work out more! Diet and exercise is the key to success! :D

LookingForHope16
10-20-2006, 03:46 AM
That is seriously gross!!

WLC
01-15-2007, 08:46 PM
To the OP, thanks so much for the comparison pics! I've always wondered what the size difference between fat and muscle was.

mamaplots
05-01-2007, 05:48 AM
eww.

Durian
06-05-2007, 12:42 PM
Wow, that is an impressive motivator. I never actually considered the difference in appearance before.

Didaz
03-04-2008, 11:06 AM
seriously?! thats what im made off...well not all of me.but most of it...YUK!! Ok im getting on that stepmaster pronto!

ElayneRae
03-05-2008, 07:33 PM
that is disturbing.

RissaIsAFatty
06-22-2008, 03:44 AM
Never really pictured it that way, but now that I have that in my mind.... ewww! I do believe I'll be going out to the garage tomorrow to get out the stationary bike... time to bring it in the house!

Gracesmommy
07-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Gross, but totally helpful. I am mentally placing that image in my mind.

It really reminds me why I want to replace fat with muscle.

prettyphatgirl
07-25-2008, 05:31 PM
i have a whole lot of those 5lb to lose ..... yuck

Mems
07-26-2008, 02:46 PM
That is Gross! I think I have 2 of those on my upper buttocks area! ugh. I am starting today!!! I'm going to do my walking away the lbs DVD.. and some floorwork. I'm tired of the yo yo dieting.. I just need to find a plan and stick with it!

TheBeesKnees
08-26-2008, 02:25 PM
I need a prop like that at my desk to make me think before I eat. Just a friendly paperweight/reminder, you know?

I love that photo of Marilyn Monroe with the weight!!!! Who said that working out to sweat couldn't be glamorous?

figureskater546
12-12-2008, 10:18 AM
thats a great picture, thanks for posting it! it just goes to show you how much leaner muscle is than fat, and why its so hard to lose pounds when you're gaining muscle mass...even if your losing inches!

one of the most motivating things i have ever seen was along the same lines. while observing a cardiac bypass case i got to see the inside of a blood vessel that was clogged with plaque build up. every time i want a cheeseburger i try to imagine all that plaque and remind myself that i want to be healthy!

JackieRn
12-13-2008, 01:25 PM
I've seen these in various RD's offices but the 5 lbs of fat never ceases to disgust. Why does it have to take up so much space. I can only imagine what marbleized fat/muscle must look like.

looloo86
05-01-2009, 01:30 AM
omg thanks for posting

BellaDiva
05-22-2009, 12:22 AM
Nasty!!! They always tell you that muscle weighs more than fat but I think the picture really drives it home.

Tiffanyrae6
06-10-2009, 11:30 AM
That makes me easily say no to dessert!!! Thanks:)

Minya
07-16-2009, 06:02 PM
omg that picture is so gross and to think....i have that yellow stuff in my body O_O i needs to get rid of it!

Brown Eyed Staccie
09-12-2009, 10:50 PM
Ewww....that is gross. What a good motivator though!

Britt7
09-15-2009, 05:19 PM
OMG! That is disturbing... I can't wait to get rid of that in my body! I am going to print a copy of this to keep with me! . o O (I hope that doesn't make people think I'm crazy!)

Supa
12-11-2009, 01:41 PM
That is disgusting, I am glad I don't have to see that! Ewww!

Lorelai54
12-12-2009, 12:55 PM
so gross!

BornToShimmer
12-22-2009, 04:45 PM
That IS really gross but hey - the image is burned in my mind now. Talk about motivation!

SunshineBaybee
01-01-2010, 10:06 PM
wow. i always knew muscle was smaller than fat, but that really puts it in perspective. thanks a bunch for this

Tallica
01-21-2010, 10:09 PM
Sick!
I never thought fat looked like that and if it wasn't 9:00 pm at night I'd go outside and jog right now.

Edit: I set it as my desktop.Maybe that will keep me off the computer.xD

greenpapaya
03-27-2010, 07:07 AM
wow is that gross. Both pictures are actually sick looking, but just knowing how much room fat makes up it quite informative

KellyBean88
04-08-2010, 04:18 AM
Oh, yuck! Well that is some motivation!

FattyFatFat
04-27-2010, 12:36 PM
there was a posting of a picture of fat and muscle that complared the 2 but I can't find it. Thanks for any help.


Edit - Here is the link to the image
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17582

That photo looks SO nasty... Makes me wanna just go sit in a sauna... forever.

Veil
05-01-2010, 12:29 AM
Perfect visual to motivate!!!!

thecolorchangingfedo
05-25-2010, 01:19 PM
That picture accurately sums up the majority of the reason that I am vegetarian.

. . . and anti-mirror.

Miaka
06-12-2010, 01:28 AM
All I can say it is extremely effective, especially if you tape it to your refrigerator's door!

charmtime
07-08-2010, 07:25 PM
I just saved that pic as my wallpaper. Every time I open my laptop, I want to be reminded. POWERFUL

1curvyvixen
07-19-2010, 01:05 PM
thats an eye opener! thanks for sharing

beni
10-17-2010, 07:22 AM
I showed it to hubby - now he wants to join me with my weight loss program !!!
Thanks for this motivator :)))))

Beni

livb528
10-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Wow, so motivating. And it really brings it home why the scale should not be the only measure of my progress, but the way my clothes fit and my measurements too. I think I'm going to save this picture. Thanks for posting!

Nicki6
12-11-2010, 09:49 PM
Oh Nasty!

Mirj
12-22-2010, 10:14 AM
That's really distrubing. I've always know that muscles weighs more than fat, but takes up less space, but that really paints a picture, doesn't it!

I don't care how much I weigh, really, I just want to fit into my clothes and be healthy.

armygirl808
12-26-2010, 07:52 PM
Wow, I would definitely rather have that 5 lbs of muscle!

mdchick88
01-02-2011, 06:46 PM
http://www.western.edu/academics/ess/haplab/images/fat_muscle_calipers.jpg
(http://www.western.edu/academics/ess/haplab/images/fat_muscle_calipers.jpg)
This picture makes the size difference even more obvious... sounds gross but I have this pic on my fridge, it really makes me think twice when I go to grab ice cream or something!

Anne333
01-27-2011, 06:54 AM
very interesting, the fat looks SO BIG

ParkTrot
02-07-2011, 05:32 PM
This picture makes the size difference even more obvious... sounds gross but I have this pic on my fridge, it really makes me think twice when I go to grab ice cream or something!
:eek:

Holy smokes, I have seen the picture originally posted - but I've never seen this one before, and wow does it bring things into perspective. Thank you for posting this and for providing me with some extra motivation, I'm going to print this out and stick it on my fridge ASAP.

Christina
02-09-2011, 03:35 PM
its very gross! i have a picture of 1lb of fat as my wallpaper on my phone...everytime i pick up my phone i see it and it motivates me!

LauraGina
02-22-2011, 11:42 PM
just had an "Aha! moment!"
Thanks for posting this pic! :)

pnkrckpixikat
04-03-2011, 12:08 AM
ewwwwwwwwwwwww lol

wolflikeme
04-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Wow, that second picture does make the size difference more obvious. Thanks for posting mdchick88!

ItsMyTurn
08-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Ummm... wow. Just came in to look around (I have become an exercise machine, lol) and all I can say is ewwwwwwwwww! Almost lost my lunch, lol

Pickle27
08-06-2011, 06:14 PM
I've just e-mailed this link to my husband and he is going to blow it up and print it off for us to stick on our fridge. Thanks for posting it.

Miaka
09-05-2011, 02:32 PM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/attachments/weight-loss-surgery/17582-exercise-feb-19-22-muscles.jpg

This always gets me going!

Thinsole
09-13-2011, 07:09 PM
That grosses me out every time. I hunt so I've come into contact with animal fat a few times but it still makes me queasy. The idea of that sticking to my butt definitely makes me want to get up and work out.

Ksoteric
11-30-2011, 01:58 PM
It really does show you just how much five pounds is. Wow.

Dabest89
11-30-2011, 08:51 PM
wow

reanbean
12-06-2011, 04:48 PM
Does this picture make anyone else hungry? Haha, I am starving my butt off, yay!!

This picture should remind us all that even when you don't lose weight, and you KNOW you're kicking your butt in the gym... That's how your body is changing... A little something the scale doesn't pick up adequately. ;)

jttw18
12-19-2011, 05:48 PM
It's really crazy on the difference in the room it takes up. Fat is all jiggly and huge while muscle is defined and small. Yet they weigh the exact same. Which is why someone who weighs 140 lbs can look entirely different when comprising of fat or muscle.

SmooVeshea
01-01-2012, 03:50 AM
That is soooo nasty! This definitely motivates me (:

AlexandraJoy
01-02-2012, 02:28 PM
Ew...That's all the jiggling on my body.

Lizza
01-02-2012, 02:47 PM
That's Motivation!! Grossss!!

i33BabyGirl33i
04-28-2012, 05:34 PM
Only have myself to blame for this in my body.

tyedyegoddess
05-08-2012, 09:50 PM
I've been working on strengthening my core more than anything else, because I've never had a strong one and my shoulders hurt after just walking. Though I've lost no pounds, I've lost a good amount in inches. I think 6 around the waist, in particular.

It keeps me motivated. Even if I stay at 180 lbs forever, it'll be a trim, strong 180! LOL!

FattyFatFat
05-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Ugh... the fat in the image just looks plain nasty. Looks super disgusting on TV when they do those surgeries, especially in the breast area. They come on I think Discovery and TLC sometimes.

Dreamer2012
06-02-2012, 02:01 PM
If there was ever a motivator to lose fat, that would be it! Makes me want to push even harder!

1Hope
06-30-2012, 11:06 AM
Damn, I have never seen that before! Its good to see the demon that is stopping me from being my true self and enjoying my life. I won't let it win! RAWR!

ThaRizzy
10-01-2012, 02:18 AM
Gross! That's a motivator to get out there and move my butt!

Tesalyn
11-04-2012, 01:06 AM
Wow. I need to exercise.

Chick2chick
11-05-2012, 06:18 AM
wow

Jentry07
12-14-2012, 02:03 PM
That is gross! Really puts it into perspective though! Thanks for sharing everyone, great motivator!!!

JessicaSki
03-02-2013, 03:01 AM
This is great motivation...

loofa
03-06-2013, 12:57 AM
Haha me too!

I never knew 5 lbs of fat was actually that much fat.
I always think of it a sticks of butter :(

ThatGirlAtTheGym
03-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Ive seen that before. Truly is amazing!

junebug37
04-15-2013, 12:30 PM
what a comparison! YUCK!

Kscott
05-04-2013, 01:47 AM
Great pictures--Muscle takes up 1/3 the space that fat does--and of course muscle weighs more than fat. You also need muscle to burn fat.

I workout with a young woman--who is in great shape--not an ounce of fat on her. She keeps telling me she weighs 142 pounds at 5'3" and she discouraged thinking she should weigh less. I keep telling her she really looks like she's around 120 pounds, and certainly doesn't need to lose weight. If she did lose any weight she would look like a bean pole.

Meaning you can't depend on the scale for all your weight loss needs. A lot of people who just are starting an exercise program actually gain a few pounds at first just because of the muscle they're building. The way to get around the scale is to take measurements of your body--prior to starting a program--and if the scale doesn't do what you want it too--re-measure yourself for inches lost. You'll notice it first in the pants you wear--and be proud of that new found looseness around your waist. After a month to six weeks of regular--consistent excercise--you'll see the scale starting to cooperate with you. And remember pounds lost slowly--stay off --if you stay consistent with your eating habits and exercise routines. "Eat less--move more."