Thursday, February 28, 2013

Putting Weight Loss Into Perspective - What Have You Lost?

Many of you have been following my weight loss journey, and some of you are on a weight loss journey of your own.  Part of losing weight and getting fit is putting things and life into perspective.  Am I right?  Well, have you ever  wondered what your weight loss could be compared to?


 I got this from another forum and thought it was fun and perfect for my current Get Fit Guide.

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 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 house cat
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 elephants heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = a male elephants "boy" parts
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 Worlds 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 5'4½")
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

Since I have lost a total of 56.5 pounds, I've managed to lose a very large air conditioner and am on the verge of losing something a little disturbing... who would have ever thought?!


What have you lost?

7 comments:

Katherine - Real Food Runner said...

Oh my - word! this list is crazy!

Great job on your weight loss :)

http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

This is great! It's fun to see how the hard work pays off in an easy visualization.

Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

Katherine Phillips said...

This is awesome!!!! I love this post!!!

Just Short said...

Ha. What a fun list. I've been slowly working on shedding some pounds (actually, i've been working relentlessly at it, its my body that is so freaking slow). Anywho, since he first part of January I've lost a house cat--lol. Great perspective.

Ashley F said...

WOW this is crazy! It really does put it in perspective, though.

Hanan said...

I love the comparisons! That is crazy to think you lost that much, huh?

Cassie said...

Wow great job!! Those comparisons are amazing.