Monday, April 11, 2011
A few years ago when I was going to Weight Watchers at work we were talking about only losing half a pound or less each week when our leader encouraged us to think of this: One half pound is two sticks of butter. So if you only lose a half a pound, that's two sticks of butter that is gone from your body. Butter is a good visual since it's just a pile of fat at room temperature.
It's sort of a gross thought but it's effective. Since the beginning of March and getting serious about tracking, I've lost 12 pounds, which is 48 sticks of butter. Doesn't sound like much when you say 12 pounds, but consider the visual and it's a lot! Since my heaviest, I've lost 51 pounds, which is 204 sticks of butter. When I think of putting that back on it grosses me out! Only 34 pounds, which is 148 sticks of butter to go. :)
So the next time you think you've ONLY lost 1/2 pounds, or even 1/4 pound, it's still weight off of your body and it's still good! :) Keep plugging away and you'll succeed - one stick of butter at a time.