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Eight pounds might not seem like much when you have 100+ to lose...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

... but try carrying it in hand weight form!!!

So after weighing in and seeing that I'm down 8+ pounds, I decided I'd put it in perspective. You know, because eight pounds isn't all that much when you have over a hundred pounds to lose, right? Just a mere drop in the bucket, right? I thought "Hey, at least I can feel the heft and it will cheer me up and I can think it will be better than nothing."

I had my magical shop apron of invincibility on, and it had a pocket, so I decided to see how it would feel to haul around those eight pounds I lost. I honestly didn't think it would make a difference. I slipped into my apron pocket to see what would happen.

My people, 8 pounds is EFFING HEAVY.

Woof!!! What a load to haul around! I mean, seriously. That slowed me down. "Just" eight pounds was enough to hinder me. Then I thought "good lord, what am I going to feel like when I've lost more??? What must this excess weight be doing to my joints???" 'Twas sobering, I can tell you. It was also very motivating.
Pretty soon I'll be able to carry my sixteen pound cat around in my apron and see what that is like (it'll probably involve a trip to the ER, a blood transfusion, and a couple dozen stitches).

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    What a great accomplishment! And I love the way you put it in perspective. 8 pounds IS a lot of weight. congratulations!!!
    1765 days ago
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    Eight pounds IS a lot of weight! Stop thinking part to whole, percentages, or ratios. Look at what you have accomplished! I think a good reward is in order! ;)
    1766 days ago
    Good for you! Too often we look at how far we have to go instead of how far we've already come. Nothing like hauling around something that weighs as much as you've lost to bring home that you HAVE come a long way, and every little step counts!
    1769 days ago
    Congrats on losing 8lbs! I never would have thought of your little "trick" but that's a really smart way to get some perspective for sure!

    Thanks for the great idea!
    1769 days ago
    So funny LOL yet so true! I had 25 lbs. to lose, and I have lost 10, and I have to admit when I get up in the morning I am starting to feel lighter on my feet. It's a good feeling! One team that I am on has a thread for weight loss that says that 1 lb.equals 4 sticks of butter. That box of butter is 1 lb. visually that is a lot of fat! For me that puts it into perspective somehow!

    Sounds like you are doing great... And your cat, too!

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    1769 days ago
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