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Healthy Community Healthy You – Weight Comparisons – More Or Less Than You Think

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Megan Johnson McCullough — The scale. Oh the scale. That piece of equipment can be a psychological mess, but when it shows a number less than then it was last time, it’s our best friend. An unhealthy relationship for sure. But I thought it would be fun and insightful to chat about how much a pound really is. We have this anticipation that weight loss means a big number, when in fact, when you compare any number lost to real world items, the accomplishment is quite eye opening.  

3 POUNDS: 

  • Human brain 
  • A box of wine 
  • A 2-slice bread toaster 

5 POUNDS:  

  • The average coffee maker 
  • A bag of sugar 
  • A 2 liter bottle of soda 

10 POUNDS:  

  • Average 3 month old baby 
  • Most vacuum cleaners 
  • A sack of potatoes 

20 POUNDS:  

  • A car tire 
  • Propane tank 
  • Steve Nash my pug 

30 POUNDS:  

  • 60 bottles of water 
  • 270 eggs 
  • 15 boxes of spaghetti  
  • 30 boxes of butter 

40 POUNDS:  

  • The average 3-year-old child 
  • 5 gallon bottle of water 
  • The average human leg 

50 POUNDS:  

  • Small bale of hay  
  • 2 average 2-year-old children 
  • 50 footballs 
  • 3 one gallon water jugs 
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