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Just waved goodbye to the first 75!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wow!! I stepped on the scale this morning, and I’ve lost 75 lbs since the beginning of 2012!! Yay!

So, here’s what I didn’t know about 75 lbs…

Assuming there are 3,500 calories in one pound of fat, in the past 9 and a half months, I’ve burned 262,500 more calories than I’ve consumed – WOW! So basically, I’ve said “No, thank you” to the equivalent of:

2,187 of my mom’s world-famous chocolate chip cookies (just so you know, I’ve said “YES!” to a few!!)

Or...1,033 regular Milky Way candy bars, or 6,908 of the mini-mini Milky Ways!!

Or...345 Burger King Whopper with cheese – WOW! That’s almost 1 a day for a whole year!!

Here’s some other neat little tid-bits….

My favorite ring that fit perfectly on my ring finger now falls off my middle finger.
My Pandora bracelet now slides over my hand to come off (time for some new charms!! Hehehe)

A cinder block (cement block) weighs about 30 lbs, so I’ve lost the equivalent of 2.5 cement blocks. There’s no way I could pick up 2.5 cement blocks, but I’ve carried that much extra weight around for years.

A gallon of milk weighs 8 lbs, so 75 lbs is the equivalent of 9.375 gallons of milk!! If I’m trying to make that last trip to the car for groceries really count, I can carry 4 gallons successfully – I’ve lost more than twice that amount of weight!!

One more…

A 10 gallon fish tank weighs almost 13 pounds, 7.5 gallons of water is about 62 lbs, so 75 lbs is the equivalent weight of a 10 gallon fish tank, filled ¾ of the way with water!

Woo Hoo!! I'm on my way to One Hundred!!

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