Overcoming Obesity

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What have you lost?

Your weight loss =

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 or a sack of sugar
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 housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale's brain or 4 sacks of sugar
20 pounds = an automobile tire or a large sack of potatoes
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 or 200 sticks of butter
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant's penis
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

What have I lost you ask, well, I have lost:

~ The Average Amount of Pizza an American eats in one year (WOW) or
~ A Tire and A Human Brain or
~ 10 Dozen Large Eggs, A Chihuahua, A Rack of Baby Back Ribs and A Guinea Pig

Woo-Hoo! What have you lost?


  1. An average newborn...without giving birth, woohoo!

  2. Well, I had lost a bald eagle, but packed on a rack of baby back ribs on vacation. So I have only lost the amount of chemical additives that each American consumes in a year.

  3. 10 Dozen Large eggs.. ewww!
    Congrats on what you have lost so far!!! Keep it up girl!

  4. Haha - I love this!!!! I have lost an average house cat in just 2 weeks!


  5. Isn't this so much fun than looking at the number on the scale! I love it! Congratulations to everyone and their loses, it doesn't matter if we slip up a meal or two, have a bite of cake, or don't exercise one day... just keep your eye on the long term goal, becoming healthier! Were all doing it, so Kuddos to all!

  6. That is fantastic - you are a strong lady and I admire you, having joined this site for just one day!

  7. Thank you very much for your kind words, I appreciate them so much. Support makes all the difference in my journey!

  8. 80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape

    And still more to go! I am looking at 160 for my goal weight even though the dr. is saying 130. I started at 336 (yep another 330 lady), 5' 1/2". I now am at 254. However, I had gastric bypass. Not the loser's way out, just a tool to get me there. I have lost and found the same pounds for YEARS. After almost a year of doctor-supervised weight loss plan, it was time to go for the gold. I had my surgery in October 2009.

  9. I've lost an Irish Setter. Poor puppy!

  10. Theresa - goodbye to the ball of tape forever! Congrats on your success, keep up the great work. No way is bypass the losers way out, you are making serious life changes and working towards your health. No way would I knock that! I'm so proud of you!

    Molly - Bye Bye Irish Setter, there won't be any Missing Dog signs put out for you! LOL, keep up the great work ;)