Monday, May 30, 2011

Things that weigh 50 lbs

This is another mid-day post which I need to begin by saying this:  I forgot this morning that today was Monday so I got up and made/ate breakfast without weighing in.  Since I don't want to discourage or mislead myself by weighing with food in me when all this time I've been weighing hungry in the morning, I'm going to weigh-in tomorrow.

But on that note, Snackers and I were weighing our pets today just for kicks and here's what we realized.
  • Vladdy = 30 lbs
  • Piper = 10.5 lbs
  • Casper = 12 lbs
  • Total = 52.5 lbs
  •  I've lost as much weight as Vladdy, Piper, and Casper weigh combined!!!!
That lead me to start thinking about other things that weigh 50 lbs which, in turn, inspired this post:
50 lbs of dumb-bell
50 lbs of pig
50 lbs of dog
50 lbs of rice
50 lbs of fish
50 lbs of cat

50 lbs of fat

And Finally....
50 lbs of ME!
For that last image I took my starting pic and recolored it in green and blue so that when I layered my latest pic over the top it would show contrast; then put the whole thing into a quick and dirty animation.  Sorry it's kind of crude but I didn't really want to spend a lot of time on it. 


  1. Wow that totally gives me a better perspective on what 50lbs can actually look like! You are looking wonderful and what a difference :)

  2. Hi girls! Thanks for the awesome comments and love! I'm with you Suzi ... here I'd been loving 50 as a number and as the "small joys" I've mentioned but it wasn't until Snackers pointed out that the pets weigh what I've lost and I thought ... 'how interesting'. When I googled "things that weigh 50 pounds" I had a total blast picking out pictures to use. The animation was probably my favorite part ... I could stare at that for HOURS! If any of you want one of those for your blog and you've got before and after pics where you're in the same basic stance let me know and I'll whip something up for you because I think everyone who's lost weight should have an animation like that to show their progress!

  3. That has to be one of the coolest and funnest things I have seen in a loooooong time. How cool is THAT? Wowe.

  4. Love this post! Love the cool!