When I was on Weight Watchers -- and even now -- I'd sometimes get really frustrated with those one pound loss weeks. It's kind of funny because it sort of reminds me people who only play the lottery when it's several millions dollars...because, you know, it wouldn't be worth a dollar to win a measly million. (I never play, btw, but I do sometimes find myself thinking maybe I should...when it's a big number.)
I mean, really, a pound of fat lost is a pound of fat lost. It's a step in the right direction. One thing that helps me put those one-pound weeks in perspective is this:
Butter. Four sticks of butter or one average-sized tub is a full pound of fat. That's what fat looks like. Four sticks of butter or one regular tub is roughly what I removed from my body in one week. I want to lose a total of 95 lbs. Can you imagine what ninety-five tubs of butter looks like? That's a lot of fat.
So is one pound.
Every bit of fat that I remove from my body is worth celebrating. Even when it's just one measly pound. The visual tool of one pound of fat helps me keep my weight loss in perspective...even on weeks when I wish it were more.
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