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One Pound lost is what you make it!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sometimes losing just one pound at weigh-in seems miniscule, especially if you worked your socks off, and especially if you've just started out like me and you're stuck on only 7 pounds gone so far out of 50 that I want to lose.

But really if you look at it, one pound of fat is more than you think. I found this great visual model of 1 pound of fat. Think about this being gone next time you "only" lose one pound.

Think about losing 5 of those. Your first five or your last five. That's a lot! We all have to start somewhere and before you know it they start to add up.

One pound of fat gone x seven can seem miniscule if I let it. But really I feel so much better now.

I can climb the hill and keep talking because I'm not out of breath!

My butt is a little less flabby and my workout tights are actually for workouts (not because my pants are too tight) and I look good in them because I feel good!

I've lost two inches in my waste line!

Seven of these are GONE!

One pound of fat is a lot. Its all in how you look at it. Its all about small changes adding up, a pound here a pound there adds up!

Everyone starts with that first pound lost. Every day is striving for that next pound lost. I like the idea of working for one pound instead of all 50.

I've had trouble finding suitable rewards for myself, but this visual of one pound of fat GONE is a super visual reward for me.

I will never dis one pound of fat again!

And remember, one pound of muscle takes up less space!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I get depressed at times over only 1lb, my husband keeps reminding me that when I'm turning it into muscle the scale won't show it but the tape measure will. Some times when the scale is only showing 1lb, the body is actually measuring 3lbs ... but 2 is muscle gain. So if your getting stronger it probably means that is where it's going. Thanks for the visuals and a great blog!
    3697 days ago
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    Fantastic! emoticon
    3729 days ago
    You are on your way...one pound at a time! Thanks for the visuals :)

    Do you have a reward set up yet for when you hit 10 pounds? Make it something good...you deserve it!
    3759 days ago
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    What a great blog! I love it.
    3761 days ago
  • TCAT5209
    This has got to be the best blog I have seen in a long time. Very great motiviation and I am stuck in that mind of thinking so it helped me on this Monday morning. THANK YOU!!!!
    3762 days ago
    Thanks! I needed that!
    3763 days ago
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    YUCK! I will never complain about one pound of fat again-thank you for the motivation!
    3763 days ago
    I went to a grocery store with a friend on my last weight loss. I loaded up with 22 pounds of butter & she took a picture. That is how I remind myself of how much less I'm carrying around. Cheers!
    3763 days ago
    Wow - I am glad I'm slowly saying goodbye to some of THOSE blobs!! This was great to see!
    3763 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6184599
    Eeew! Yeah totally needed to see that!
    3763 days ago
  • FEISTY1949
    Very good visuals. Thanks for sharing!
    3763 days ago
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