Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Only a Chihuahua to go!


Here is a handy dandy chart for those dieters out there that gives us weight loss equivalents:
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’s 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 elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
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 World’s 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 5’4”)
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

So back in my post-baby-delivery-hormone -induced-euphoria, I claimed I wanted to lose 20lbs by my birthday. Woes is me that there are actually people that read this blog and know my birthday.... to keep this pledge, I've got 5 lbs to lose in 12 days. Hmmmmmmmm..... what do we think the chances of that are?!

Here's my current state:
Current Goal: Down 20lbs by April 7
Weight lost to date: 15 lbs
Weight to Goal: 5 lbs
Total weight loss since delivery: 47 lbs

It doesn't take a degree in statistics for you to realize a couple of things here. A. I lost a lot of weight fast after delivery. B. I had a lot of weight to lose and C. I gained a LOT of weight over the past few years. I'm very pleased to report that I've got my diet back under control. I've settled into a new routine with breakfast, I've cut the sugar, chocolate and ice cream (thank you Lent), and overall feeling much better about the state of what passes my lips. Is it perfect? No. Is it something I can live with for the long term? Yes.

In an odd twist of fate, what used to be easy is hard. Diet is OK. I tried to do kick boxing on Monday. I did the warm up and am literally, three days later, still sore. So, work to do on the exercising front. I'm not worried. It will happen. I know it will. The diet is my demon, so if I can get a grip on that that, the exercise will come. I'm thinking about taking up Chihuahua juggling.

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