July 30, 2011

Picture it

A dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts weighs a pound and a half. By weight, I've lost the equivalent of 1200 donuts.

And since you have to burn 3500 calories to lose a pound (and each donut is 200 calories), that means I've burned the equivalent of 2625 donuts.

What else does a weight of 150 pounds look like?
  • Three small bales of hay
  • 600 sticks of butter
  • Two of my ten-year-old brother
  • The complete Oxford English Dictionary
  • One complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream and a human head
  • Twenty average-sized (7.5 lb) newborn human children
  • One average 5'11" fashion model, plus a cinder block
  • One average 5'4" adult woman, plus the average weight of a human skin
  • One newborn giraffe, plus ten racks of baby back ribs
  • Two Irish Setters, plus two Chihuahuas
  • Ten bald eagles, plus an ostrich egg, a Guinea pig, and the average 2-year-old human child
  • A 2-month-old horse, plus a small bale of hay
  • Three elephant hearts, plus one sperm whale's brain and two Guinea pigs
  • Four mid-size microwaves, plus two average human brains
  • Over 6.5 times the amount of pizza the average American eats in a year
  • 15 times the amount of chemical additives the average American consumes in a year
And, my personal favorite way to visualize a difference of 150pounds:

Progress photos! Love them.

What about you? Using this list (scroll a little to find it!), share your own creative visual representation of your weight loss!


Karen said...

Amazing! You are an inspiration:)

financecupcake said...

You are my favorite way to visualize the difference, too. :) Thinking about a sperm whale's bran and a human skin grossed me out, but not as much as thinking about the chemical additives did. Nice job on the amazing loss!!!

timothy said...

my 80 pounds would be the worlds largest bll of tape! lolol
loved this such a clever girl! and the difference is amazing, and i don't mean the weight you're glowing in the new pics! xoxoxoxo

Prof. D said...

Splendid, Well done. Be proud and I am confident that you will continue your journey.

Eve said...

So amazing when u create visuals like that! But now I have a hankering for krispy kreme.... Just as well they don't exist in Scotland! Yet...... Lol :-)

Shannon said...

I love this post! What a great progress pic!! Awesome!

Jill said...

WOW!!! You must feel so proud of you!!! You help inspire me to stay strong when the tough gets going!!!

Kelly said...

You look fab!

And I love the list. I've always wanted to compare my loss to things like that, thanks for sharing the link!

Caron said...

Funny list but the pictures really say it all. :)

Hyla said...

WoW! You look so amazing! You come so far and you look so good!

Une femme en santé said...

Bravo ma belle, tu travailles dure et ça se voit !

Jules said...

you are proof positive it can be done that pic is worth more than any thousand words...GOOD JOB

Tammy said...

You look GREAT!!! By the way, how do you do the side by side on here? I may want to do that someday.:)

Anonymous said...

you look fantastic!!! are those the same glasses? If they are then your face shrunk and made those glasses fit you perfectly!!! Very cute style.


Anonymous said...

Great post Mary. What a combination "One complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream and a human head" makes. Love the side by side and the smile is worth a 1000 words.

Charlotte said...

You are very pretty on that picture.

Love the list and the items you have put together. 4 microwaves and 2 human brains, ;-)

Andrea Ward said...

You can just tell how great you feel and how happy you are just from your eyes!! Congrats on reaching 150!!

Miss Felicity said...

I loved loved loved this post, thank you!

Angry Fat Mom said...

You look so amazing! You must being feeling so proud of yourself! And you should!!

marisol said...

Dude you are my hero! You can see how much happier you are in your second picture.

And I've lost the equivalent of an elephant's penis. Oh my!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your list, but even more so your progress pics. Wow! What a difference! You look amazing! What a change. Keep it up!

Shannie (akaSolidice242) said...

Cool List :D Your progress picture is IMPRESSIVE! Congratulations you look amazing and happy :D

Katie Foster said...

I've lost the equivalent of 2 elephant penises... strange way of looking at it! ;)

You look absolutely amazing--progress photos are my favorite way to visualize also!

Tim said...

Great post, Mary!

I love comparisons, they always make me smile and laugh. So far i've lost the equivalent of a 5 year old child LOL.