Putting Your Weight Into Perspective

Putting Your Weight Into Perspective

Yikes! Bathroom ScaleSometimes we don’t realize how much extra weight we’re carrying around until we put it into perspective and understand it by looking at it a little differently.

What does that mean? Let me explain.

When we gain weight, we do it a little at a time, ounce by ounce. So it sneaks up on us a little bit at a time, and before we know it, ounces turn into pounds and our clothes sizes start increasing.

Sometimes we might see ourselves in the mirror or in a photo and see that we’ve gained weight, but it’s easy to shrug it off and just keep moving on.

When we carry extra weight on our bodies, we don’t necessarily comprehend how much weight it really is until one of two things takes place.

First, when we lose the weight we start to grasp how much extra we were carrying around as extra baggage. We “feel” how much weight we lost after it’s gone.

But how about before we lose it? How can we better understand how much extra weight we’re hauling around before we actually get motivated enough to start on our weight loss adventure?

Sometimes understanding it better will actually spur us on to get our butts in gear and do something about our weight. So let’s take a look at some stuff here that might just do that.

Let’s use some common everyday items to help us see how much excess weight we’re carrying around.

A gallon of milk weighs 8 lbs.How about a gallon of milk? We all recognize something like this. We go to the store and buy a gallon of milk. We carry it out and take it home, No big deal, right?

It might not seem like a big deal to grab that milk and put it into the shopping cart. But how about if you had to carry that gallon of milk for more than just a minute?

Carry that gallon of milk for 3 or 4 minutes and your arm will start getting tired. No doubt about it. I think we can all agree on that fact.

How much does that gallon of milk weigh? 8 lbs, roughly. So if we’re 8 lbs. overweight, we’re carrying a gallon of milk around with us 24/7.

When we climb the stairs, we’re carrying that gallon of milk. When we get up in the morning, we’re carrying that gallon of milk. When we carry our children, we’re also carrying that gallon of milk.

Being overweight is like carrying a large backpack full of heavy items 24/7/365
Being overweight is like carrying a large backpack full of heavy items 24/7/365

So what happens if we’re 20 lbs. overweight?

That would be 2 1/2 gallons of milk! So now you’re walking around with a gallon of milk in each hand and a half gallon in a backpack.

Again, if we only have to pick this up and put it in a shopping cart, it doesn’t seem to be such a big deal. But when we’re lugging it around every minute of every day, it becomes a big deal in a hurry.

Now, we’re increasing the weight on our joints, increasing the stress on our heart and making our lungs work harder than they should be, with out ever increasing our physical activity.

Now let’s look at being 40 lbs. overweight.

A 5 gallon bucket full of water weighs 40 lbs.
A 5 gallon bucket full of water weighs 40 lbs.

Have you ever picked up one of those 5 gallon buckets that was full, or close to full of water? Pretty hefty, aren’t they? Not something you’d want to have to walk a mile or two while carrying. Heck, it would be tough to carry that up a full flight of stairs, never mind walking a mile or two with it.

But if we are 40 lbs. overweight, we are carrying one of those buckets, full of water, every minute of every day, with every move that we make.

Our knees, ankles, heart and lungs are bearing that burden every time we move around.

Hmmm… are you starting to get the picture now? Seeing extra weight compared to common, everyday items definitely helps us better understand how much extra we’re trudging around with, doesn’t it?

So if our knees are hurting or our ankles are aching and swollen, now we can understand why. To pick up a heavy bucket and carry it a short distance isn’t a big deal. But when we force our bodies to carry this extra burden day after day, month after month or year after year, it’s easy to see how it can take a toll on us.

So today is the best time to start doing something about this, before more time goes by. Maybe you’ve been overweight for a long time and you don’t think losing weight now will help. But it’s never too late to start!

The longer we put it off, the more damage we do to our bodies. And if we’re not careful, some of that damage can be hard to repair.

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Keeping it lean,


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Don’t Buy The Lie – Obesity is Not Beautiful

Obesity is not beautifulDuring the past twenty years a subtle lie has pervaded many modern cultures. This lie has caused people with weight problems to accept their condition as normal and even beautiful.

People with severe weight problems have been lied to and told that it’s OK to be overweight and even obese, under the guise of maintaining their self esteem and making them feel better about themselves.

Now, before you get upset with me for writing this, please give me a few minutes of your time to help you understand why I say this and why it’s not mean to say, as you might think it is.

Being overweight or obese is a health risk. The more overweight we are, the more we put ourselves at risk for things like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and a long list of other serious conditions that can ultimately claim our health and then our lives.

Yes… being overweight can make you dead. Not very comforting, is it? But it’s true!

Sadly, in lieu of educating people about the dangers of being overweight, people have dreamed up nice, sweet-sounding phrases such as “BBW” (Big Beautiful Woman), overlooking a person’s weight/health problem and soothing their emotions to make them feel better about themselves.

And this has become a multi-billion $$ industry, catering to people who are overweight, instead of educating them about the dangers of their lifestyle of overeating and teaching them to do something about it.

Let me get something straight. I am not against people who are overweight. I am not against people who are obese. I was overweight myself. I may not have reached the point of being obese, but I was definitely overweight.

I know how I got there. I ate too much and ate things that were unhealthy. I didn’t get enough exercise. Who’s fault was it? Mine. Nobody else’s but mine. I don’t care how many different ways people try to dress it up and make it seem like it’s OK, it wasn’t OK. I had gotten fat. Period.

I’m not afraid to admit that I was fat. Admitting it was the eye opener that got me to do something about it and lose the weight that was slowly starting to wreak havoc with my health. Had I not admitted it, I would still be chowing down on whatever I wanted to eat and gaining even more weight, slowly killing myself with food.

Are you overweight? Have you reached the point of being obese? If you are, who do you blame? Think about it. How did it happen? Did it just come upon you overnight while you slept? If you’re like everyone else, it didn’t happen like that at all. It happened over a long period of time, as you overate, ate things that were bad for you and you didn’t get enough exercise, if any at all.

OK. So now that I’ve gotten that out of the way and you know where I stand about being overweight or obese, let’s talk some more about the big lie that we’ve been sold.

obesity can kill usIt starts with people telling us that we look good and that we’re beautiful on the inside, no matter how we think we look. It starts with people telling us that we’re OK when we mention anything about our weight. Tiny seeds are planted in our minds to convince us that it’s OK to be overweight and unhealthy.

But we feel terrible. We know we need to lose weight. We can feel the extra weight that’s become a part of our physical body, and how it drags us down. But when we mention anything about looking too big or needing to lose some weight, people try to make us feel better and tell us that it’s OK.

Whether they know it or not, they’re hurting us by telling us this. They’re handing us a lie to make us feel better, or to keep from hurting our feelings, and they’re keeping us on the path to destruction with their sugar-coated, well-intentioned words.

And when we add in all of the marketing hype that’s been getting shoved down our throats for the last 10-15 years about being big and beautiful, we’re being setup to fail. And the end result of failing is not good. It is poor health and possibly even worse.

So at this point, I hope you’re still reading this. If you are, it means that you care enough about your health to do something about it. It means that you’re not afraid to face the truth and take charge of your health and change the way you eat and the amount of exercise you get.

It also means that you will no longer buy the lies that are being fed to you. You won’t sit by and tolerate all of the sales hype that’s being waved in your face, trying to convince you to buy a specific brand of clothing that’s designed for people who are overweight, trying to make you feel better about yourself in order to get you to buy their stuff.

Don’t buy the lie and don’t buy the stuff they’re trying to sell you. Stand up, take control and start making changes right now. The hardest part is getting started. The hardest part is drowning out all of the hype and marketing that we’re being inundated with and taking that first step.

But you can do it. You can change your life. You can lose the weight. You can take back control of your health. You can lose the weight that has tried to overtake your life.

Think about it. Think about the lies you’ve been fed. Think about how these companies have betrayed you just to try to get you to buy their over-sized clothing. Does it make you angry? It should!

You’ve been sold a bill of goods in an effort to take your money. You’ve been deceived in an effort to keep you overweight, solely to make sure that you can never wear the clothing sizes that you should be wearing. It’s all about money.

So now it’s time to stop letting them shove their marketing down your throat.

Today’s the day. Make a decision to change your eating habits and lose that weight that’s dragging you down.

Make a choice and then learn what it takes to get started with your weight loss.

It’s not too late. You can do this.

Keep it lean.


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