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What DOES 75 lbs look like??

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I have something on my page that's always made me laugh. Its a comparative chart for weight loss, something I stole from another member. But today it got me to thinking. I've lost round about 75lbs now, so what DOES that look like??

So I googled it LOL. Here is what google has to say (on a side note, apparently I have way too much time on my hands at work LOL)....

How about 75lbs of beans?

Perhaps a 75lb boat?

That's a nice fish...

75lbs of fruit too...

I've always wanted to work out with these, this one weighs 75lbs I used to carry it around on my body all the time, wonder if I could pick it up LOL

Then there's this cutie

There's always a scoreboard

This one is creepy I must say

Now THAT'S a squash!

Imagine carrying a table on your back every day? Oh wait apparently I was!

I DO love tomatoes why not 75lbs of them...

Lets not forget my own personal favorite, my big boy Monster he weighs 71lbs!

so just for kicks here's that list for anyone who hasn't seen it. How much have you lost?

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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WAYLANDER1 12/21/2011 5:55AM

    Brilliant I just need to lose an Elephant's penis and I will of achieve my goal.


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CRAFTEED 10/6/2009 3:00AM

    I've already lost my Chihuahau. Maybe I can SELL my gold brick? emoticon

Oh...a quick Google told me that a Burpee Big Maxx pumpkin with a 70” diameter (including the insides) is about 100 lbs.


Comment edited on: 10/6/2009 3:09:20 AM

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STEVENTS 9/30/2009 9:00PM


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NANRIG 9/28/2009 10:46AM

    Now I'm even more depressed :) at the amount I have to lose, at least the sugar part!!!

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GLORYLIGHT57 9/28/2009 2:00AM

    emoticon on losing 75 pounds...the chart is motivational in itself. Keep on keeping on!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 9/28/2009 1:22AM

    WOW...that was cool

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AZALEA30 9/20/2009 11:21AM

  Yes! That definitely puts things into perspective. I guess I am walking around every day with a mid-size microwave on my stomach.

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BLUEJEAN_GIRL 9/17/2009 9:28AM

    Great blog!

My sister likes to compare my weight loss with sticks of butter. It makes me laugh but she's right. I can just imagine them hanging all over my body. As of now I've lost a total of 148 sticks of butter!

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CARBEN14 9/17/2009 9:02AM

  Thanks! I need to use that as a tool.

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AMAZONBOUND 9/17/2009 9:01AM

    Why would you want to get rid of a baby llama that cute? lol

Really puts it in perspective, thanks!

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RCLARK73 9/17/2009 5:15AM

    I needed a smile today, thanks for sharing emoticon

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DARCEYOH 9/16/2009 4:00PM

    Haha. I have too much time on my hands at work too. So much I went to look up what 42 pounds looks like. 14 bags, at 3 pounds a bag, of cranberries.

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MUGSYMOM 9/16/2009 3:35PM

    Fantastic blog! So enjoyable! So far I've lost a "human head" Gross but interesting!

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ILOVESP 9/16/2009 6:04AM


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SEVENKITTY 9/16/2009 1:16AM

  Lol...that is an awesome visual motivator! Thank you for your efforts!

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AJCOELHO 9/16/2009 12:05AM

  Thanks for sharing. It makes me look at the weight I have to lose in a different light.

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    Wow, it's really interesting to see it in that perspective! Congratulations on a big loss!

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JIM546 9/15/2009 7:50PM

    A friend of mine fills half gallon milk jugs (about 4#) and strings them up. Then every once and a while he wears them around his neck for a while to keep from gaining them back.

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ARPEDGIO 9/15/2009 2:30PM

    I have a friend who measures how many sticks of butter she has lost. 1 pound equals 4 sticks of butter. You have lost 300 sticks of butter!

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BPULLOS 9/15/2009 2:17PM

    I put it in bags of potatoes also. I have lost 5 bags of potatoes and my daughter says that is gross becaue she imagines the bag filled with fat instead of potatoes. But in your chart I'm awfully close to losing an air conditioner! emoticon

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TIFFYTOO 9/15/2009 12:05PM

    lol....i guess i never even thought of how much an elephant's penis weights...hehehe. quite a conversation starter :) thank you for sharing the comparison's!! all i can say is "wow" who knew?? btw~ your an inspiration :) way to go!!! emoticon

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CDETTE71 9/15/2009 10:14AM

    Wow!!! When you put it that way, it makes you see the extra weight in a completely different light!

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PETA1111 9/15/2009 9:33AM

    Wow. I need to lose total 84 and I see that big boat at 75. To think I am carrying the weight of that around with me everyday, well I am down 19 so far, so that is one tire gone. Hee hee. Thanks for sharing.

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KYLEE_NICOLE 9/15/2009 9:27AM

    This was great!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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JARMOOZLE 9/15/2009 12:24AM

    Loved it! Congrats on your weight loss!!

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LADYNETTIE 9/15/2009 12:15AM

    I have lost a spare tire!! I love it!! Thanks for putting this online.

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SAVINIJ 9/14/2009 11:01PM

    thanks! What a great list to help visualize! I've almost lost the two year old, and let me tell you, he's been screaming, kicking, and fighting the entire way!

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PRINCESSBETHI11 9/14/2009 10:05PM

    Wow that puts it into perspective. You look really cute!!!!

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TERESA:) 9/14/2009 9:25PM

    I guess I hope to loose an elephant's penis... emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/14/2009 6:15PM

    gee I have lost a cinder block headed for a mid-size microwave, thanks for the visual

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    Hmm, I've lost the World’s Largest Ball of Tape and a rack of baby back ribs! Can't wait til I can get this dang newborn calf off my back! I'm copying this for future reference! LOL Congrats on losing the alpaca!

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UTAHWI 9/14/2009 3:54PM

  Hilarious! My biggest kettlebell is 35 pounds, and I have lost just over 40. When I pick it up, I REALLY can't believe I was carrying that extra amount (and more!) around!

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MARTHELLE 9/14/2009 3:35PM

    I working on the small bale of hay!

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MKBLACK40 9/14/2009 2:37PM

    This was AWESOME!!!!!!!! And hilarious! And eye-opening. So I have lost a small microwave so far....only 10 dozen large eggs left to goal! (Oh wait...I only eat egg whites...LOLOLOL)

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1960ANN 9/14/2009 12:12PM

    I lost a microwave, maybe next I can lose the oven TOO!!!

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XTMONT 9/14/2009 12:10PM

    I've lost an Irish Setter, but I really want to lose a Fashion Model!

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KARAISINTX 9/14/2009 11:51AM

    good job girl!!! you rock!
keep going!!

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FIT_MELISSA 9/14/2009 11:21AM

    Thanks for the entry! Funny, motivating, and encouraging!

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EMPTYVESSEL 9/14/2009 10:45AM

    This was way to cool. Thanks for sharing it. I am working on losing between a bale of hay and an elephant's penis...Um. Can you imagine when someone asks how much weight I've lost...I can say "Oh well let me think...Ah yes I've lost an elephant's penis....Good conversation starter.

Congrats on the weight loss...Almost a gold brick lol

LOL emoticon

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AZIUGA 9/14/2009 10:22AM

    Awesome Blog! Thanks for the visuals!!!!

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MURSPERZ 9/14/2009 9:21AM

    Great visuals.

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GLORILEE 9/14/2009 12:06AM

    Well I already got that I am working on another 75 more. emoticon You look emoticon

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PAMELASTAPLE 9/14/2009 12:00AM

    I am working on getting rid of this "automobile tire" around my body! ha!

great comparisons!

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KODAH1973 9/13/2009 11:45PM

    I would like to be a bale of hay less.

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BURNIN-BRIDGES 9/13/2009 10:33PM

    I love visuals. This is one that I will have to visit often so I can see how I am doing! Maybe I can lose a Chihuahua by the next time I visit this, lol! emoticon

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SEXYSLIMJIM 9/13/2009 10:32PM

  thanks, not only is it an eye opener but now I can be proud of the equivalent of my weight loss. In my journey I lost an automobile tire. Wow!

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DISNEYPARIS 9/13/2009 9:33PM

    emoticon emoticon

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LOVEURBOD 9/13/2009 9:33PM

    I loved it... i hope you don't mind me stealin it... What an eye opener... emoticon

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DOLLY_37 9/13/2009 8:43PM

    That is great way to look at it, especially the beans!

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