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What are you carrying - this will make you think!

Postby Fireball » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:14 am

My excess weight is equal to me carrying my dog (an Anatolian Sheperd) at 35kg + 1 Cocker Spaniel or 4 chichauchaus.

No wonder I get sore feet and legs carrying all that around :!:

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Postby bferbear » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:35 am

I remember an ad for one of those weightloss clinics quite a few years ago now which had Paula Duncan walking along with 5 or 6 bags of oranges slong over her shoulder.

Visual things like this have a far greater impact than just talking about it.
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Postby GoddessInside » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:34 am

bferbear wrote:Visual things like this have a far greater impact than just talking about it.

You're right there bear :)
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Postby electrongirl » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:34 am

when I lost 20kg a few years ago I went to the supermarket and picked up a 10kg bag of rice. I could hardly lift it. And I thought to myself, "I was carrying 2 of these around!"

Its amazing when you can actually see & feel it.
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Postby Misstoodles » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:47 am

I agree! Mum was saying just yesterday "I know when you lose weight, as it's a slow process, you sometimes can't see where you've lost it.. but could you imagine if you zapped back into your old self at your old weight for a moment? You'd probably collapse"

I love my Mum, she's full of words like those :P Hehe. She makes the best friend in the world. But anyways! Those blocks of butter you buy are 500grams... Could you imagine how many of those we've lost??? I could make a giant pyrimid out of the almost-50 of those I've lost since February 2006.

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Postby Fiona25 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:56 am

I almost weigh the same as my big ridgeback Xena, she is 60kgs and my heigh (5'5) when she stands up!
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Postby yoyogirl88 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:28 pm

Yeah and its awesome when you think about how much youve already lost.

Ive lost 5 Kgs- thats 2 2Ltr coke bottles(full of water =D) and a full 1Ltr one too. I could not imagine carry that around all day.

=D very cool!!!!
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Postby SarahC » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:50 pm

I think about that when I'm carrying dumbells around the gym.... I think, this is what it would be like if I put on 16kg, or whatever it is that I'm holding. And I'm just walking like 5m or so at the most. I couldn't imagine carrying those around with me all day :shock:
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Postby ali76 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:49 am

That's a really good idea guys - thanks!

I've only lost 2kgs so far and was starting to get a little discouraged as I felt like it wasn't happening quickly enough. When I get home I'm going to look at the 2 x 500gm margarine tubs we have in the fridge, imgaine it doubled then think of it smeared all over my tummy, thighs, butt, get the picture!! YUCK!! :shock:
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Postby bferbear » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:17 am

My PT made me carry around the weight I had lost in a shoulder bag while we did our circuit this morning. I can barely walk right now. 20kgs hanging off my shoulders on top of the weights I was lifting and training with.

Almost broke me.
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Postby Nikerz82 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:32 pm

My friend who is a relativly big gurl and totally stunning says the same thing all the time, Oh Ive only lost 2kilos, 6kilos whatever its not enough for her to proud of...

I say to her all the time "Oh only"....have you lifted 6 kilos of potatoes, thats a sh!tload of weight!

it might not sound like much but try walking around with it again and you'll see the difference.
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