O.M.G. 1 Pound looks like what?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

So- I hit a bit of a plateau and was feeling a little bummed out that I didn't really lose any weight last week. In fact, even thought I'm doing a low carb diet and was pretty dang strict for the last 2 weeks, the result was only about a pound a week.

I've lost about 10 lbs. since I started trying to get back into shape this year. And after it slowed down for the past two weeks, I started wondering what a pound of fat really looks like.

Wowza! It looks like this:

Are you kidding me! The size of coffee mug! I've lost 10 coffee mugs!

That's crazy! I will never look down at the scale and be upset by a 1 lb. weight loss again. Everytime I have a cup of coffee, I'm going to look and it and think about how many of those I'm shedding.

I'm also a little freaked out by how many extra lbs. I've been carrying around with me all of these years. I can't wait to lose 1 more!
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    YA it is crazy to think that is what a pound of fat looks like. Sure helps to put into perspective how crucial every pound is. Keep up the good work, you are doing great!
    2268 days ago
    Oh wow. What a co-inky dink. I was trying to find a good picture yesterday. I had seen one pound in a hand, even better than the one I ended up finding and putting on my page. May I borrow yours also?

    Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (GoPintos)

    2268 days ago
    This is a great way of picturing it. Thanks for the motivation!
    2268 days ago
    I always imagine a package of bacon. Once you start laying those strips out on a cookie sheet you can get a good mental picture of why a one pound loss doesn't always thrill us. Distributed all over our bodies it doesn't look like much. But they certainly do add up!
    2268 days ago
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