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Since I just turned 40, I decided it's time to lose weight so I can live up to that "40 and Fabulous" saying! I tried Weight Watchers 4 times in my life (2001, 2003, 2005, 2011), and each time, I liked it less and less (and lost less and less, even though it costs a lot). I decided to start the HCG protocol because 3 of my friends have done it this year, with excellent results. It's medically proven too. Since the 1950s. How had I not heard of this? Well, I figured, if they can do it (and have success!), while being busy with children, husbands and jobs, then I have no excuse! Oh, and they aren't miserable. Get me on that bandwagon!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Weight Loss Comparison With Everyday Objects

November 16, 2011

Okay, normally I don't do 2 posts in one day.  But, I'm going to.  I just found this on the HCG forum (on FB), which has a ton of great stuff.  But, this was not only an eye-opener, but fun!  All of us on any sort of weight-loss journey use the word "only" when describing how much weight has come off.  Yet, we quickly follow it with how much better we feel.  Well, this is why ...

Go to the chart below and find how much weight you have lost (from 1 pound to 400, they are all there).  Then, it'll say what your "lost" from your body.  After you find it, message me here (as anonymous so it'll post, but then put your first name so I'll know who I'm talking to).  FYI -- I've lost a cinder block.  That makes me feel awesome, because I have 4 of them in my garage and they are REALLY hard to pick up!

WHAT HAVE YOU LOST COMPARISON: 
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
No matter how much, or how little, way to go!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

  1. I've lost 10 dozen eggs and counting, Lord willing. Going to Disney next week on P2. We will see how that goes. May have to take 2 weeks off. I have been reading about people doing that and being successfull. They do the Atkins Diet to maintain.

    Lisa

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  2. GREAT JOB, Lisa! And, you've only been on this for 22 days. That's just plain awesome. Keep up the good work! Yes, people can do planned interruptions. I've not tried them, but I think you just stop taking drops 2 days before your break, then increase your calories (mainly in protein) to 800 calories a day. Then, when you're ready to get back on, you start the drops again and go back to 500 calories. I think. But, ask Abbie (her blog is over there on the right), because she's my guru. OR, join the HCG support group FB group and ask there. They immediately get back and know everything!

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  3. I lost an leg... now working on the arm lol

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