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BLOG 157 WEIGHT COMPARISONS

March 30, 2018 / Uncategorized

BLOG WEIGHT 157 COMPARISONS

The scale. Oh the scale. That piece of equipment can be a psychological mess, but when it shows a number less than then it was last time, it’s our best friend. An unhealthy relationship for sure. But I thought it would be fun and insightful to chat about how much a pound really is. We have this anticipation that weight loss means a big number, when in fact, when you compare any number lost to real world items, the accomplishment is quite eye opening.

3 POUNDS:
• Human brain
• A box of wine
• A 2-slice bread toaster
5 POUNDS:
• The average coffee maker
• A bag of sugar
• A 2 liter bottle of soda
10 POUNDS:
• Average 3 month old baby
• Most vacuum cleaners
• A sack of potatoes
20 POUNDS:
• A car tire
• Propane tank
• Steve Nash ?
30 POUNDS:
• 60 bottles of water
• 270 eggs
• 15 boxes of spaghetti
• 30 boxes of butter
40 POUNDS:
• The average 3-year-old child
• 5 gallon bottle of water
• The average human leg
50 POUNDS:
• Small bale of hay
• 2 average 2-year-old children
• 50 footballs
• 3 one gallon water jugs

So as you can see, smile, because you lost more than you think. One pound looks differently on every BODY, but just remember your Fitness Journey means so much more than that scale. Take the weight off your shoulders and focus on ALL your progress, because every moment of success counts ?

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Equals 30 Pounds

https://www.quora.com/How-much-do-common-items-weigh

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