How in the heck is it Monday already??
My weekend just blinked by. You know, when you blink, and next think you know it’s Monday. I did get a few things on my list done though… including another weigh-in at Jenny Craig.
I think this is my 4th weigh-in since I recommitted to the Jenny Craig program… and it was another good one. I really like my new JCC a lot. She’s so fun, energetic, and supportive. Seriously, I look forward to weighing in every week, especially when I have this losing streak going on…
This Week’s Loss: -1.6 lbs.
Total Loss: -80.6 lbs.
I think it’s kind of fun to compare losing weight to every day objects, and I encourage you to do this. It really helps you put things into perspective.
When I lost my 40 lbs, I equated that to my adorable little nephew.
When I was down 50 lbs, I saw that as losing my super-heavy suitcase I was traveling with on all my work trips.
When I reached 60 lbs, I compared that to losing my 9-year-old gorgeous niece.
Now that I’ve lost 80, I wanted something to compare that to. Hmmm… I did a Google search because Google knows everything. I googled “comparing weight loss to everyday objects” and I found a cool list on Sparkpeople.com.
And apparently, losing 80 lbs means that I’ve lost the World’s Largest Ball of Tape. Who knew??
Now, I had to look for something a little more practical after I saw this… what else is about 80 lbs, I thought. Then I found this!!! Yep, I’ve lost this!
Per Google, Mary Kate weighs in at a whopping 80 lbs, while her
chubby sister weighs in at 84. Can’t wait until I’ve lost Ashley as well!
Here’s the list I found on Sparkpeople.com. Check out what you’ve lost and compare it to these everyday items. Cheers!
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
Hope you enjoyed this list as much as I did.
Watch out, Ashley, I’m losing you next!!
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