Thursday, January 19, 2012

Putting things into perspective

On my frame, -3.8 pounds hardly seems to make a dent.  Oh, there are fleeting moments when I think I might see a difference but it is hard to know if that is true or a trick of the light.  But several people pointed out that there is a way to picture that fat off my body - sticks of butter.  In fact, 3.8lbs is slightly over 15 sticks of butter.  Need a visual?


Um, ew.

So there is real and significant weight off of my body.  Somehow it seems more impactful to me to picture what 3.8lbs of fat actually look like.  Now I don't know that it is 100% fat that I've lost, but still that is a lot of mass off my body, even if I can't quite tell where it came from yet.

So I have my healthy salad with protein for lunch, and drinking water and am moving forward.  Progress is Progress, and I haz it.

6 comments:

Amelia Sprout said...

My endocrinologist's office had 5 & 10 pound blocks of "fat" so you could see what it was you got rid of. Damn powerful imagery. It is nothing to think lightly of. Every little bit helps. I like to think of my weight as pounds of pressure off of my knees when I am running. I'm at over 25 pounds off every knee. 15 if I'm walking.

Valerie said...

Yay for you! Now I want to have a butter tub. A tub that you would deposit butter into to show how many pounds you've lost. Ok, that's gross and probably a bit unnecessary, but it could be fun!

Diana said...

You're doing great! I wouldn't be surprised if you have an unexpected 3+ drop in the weeks ahead. Sometimes it just takes time for your body to catch up with your behavior - not the most scientific explanation, but you know what I mean!

JennyF said...

You've probably already seen/heard this in a million places, but this could be the inspiring quote for you: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Your weight loss so far is a step. 3.8 of them, actually.

Marie said...

3.8 lbs. is AWESOME! Way to go, Liz!

Misty @ Life Off the D List said...

You have to start somewhere ...this is a great start! Keep going! you can do this!