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Load Up The Grocery Basket!


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I have a friend who's "only lost 13 pounds." My suggestion to her was to put 13 pounds of groceries in one of the small grocery baskets you have to carry and then tote it around for awhile. It's so wonderful to realize that you're no longer carrying that around all the time!

- Submitted by WISLNDR 4/14/2010 in Motivation | 4 Comments
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***DEBRA*** 4/14/2010 9:47:00 AM

    I did this to myself, too.
"I only lost 16 pounds." BooHooHoo
Sixteen pounds and I was not happy? ! ! !
( At that time I still had so much further to go and it looked impossible. )

Then I read that water weighs 8.34 pounds per 1-gallon jug.
So, I filled up two empty jugs then proceeded to walk down and then back up my front steps.
OMG! My knees just cried out for mercy.
Then I put the jugs down and walked down and back up the steps again. WOW! The difference was staggering.

Actually holding and carrying around the weight you've lost is an awesome experience. Try it and see for yourself.
TEESDOLFN 8/7/2010 4:16:00 PM

    I have also walked around the gym track carrying free weights that equal the weight that I've lost.
FRECKALYMC 4/14/2010 8:24:00 PM

    Great idea!
ROTY2008 4/14/2010 9:17:00 AM

    This was so great! What a great way to think about using a "bad" habit to create some good ones! Thanks so much!

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