Weight Loss Scoreboard: Week 36

36 weeks. 252 days. 6,048 hours. That’s how long I’ve been on NutriSystem. Last week was the first time I’ve gained weight, but to be fair I was off the program and on a cruise. How did I do in this, my first week back on the program? Keep reading to find out…the suspense is killing ME and I know the answer…

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So after being off the program for 4 out of 7 days last week and only gaining 0.4 lbs., I’m happy to report that the losses returned this week. As I’ve said before, my target is 2 lbs. a week but it’s been a while since I’ve hit that goal. Still, any loss to me is a win and I’m happy to have broken the 75 lbs. lost mark. Even though the next bear comes at 80 lbs. gone, this to me is a milestone and deserves some recognition.

So for those of you who have never carried extra weight, just what does 75 lbs. represent? Here are a few possibilities according to my extensive research (one Google search):

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$33,975 in US dollar bills (apparently $453 = 1 lb.)

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This one is for all my customers headed to Alaska today. Apparently the average Alaskan Malamute Husky dog checks in at approximately 75 lbs.

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This 11-year-old boy tips the scales around 75 lbs. But he doesn’t want to hear any of your crap.

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100 cans of beer will clock in at 75 lbs. and drinking them might add a lot of that weight back.

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If you’re into bricks, 75 lbs. equals about 2 1/2 cinder blocks or around 12 1/2 red bricks. If you prefer to make your own, then a little less than a bag of concrete will hit that weight.

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300 apples would come to around 75 lbs. And they’re good for you, too.

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M&Ms – you’d need about 38,000. Not so good for you.

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I’d have to wear about 350 wigs to gain back 75 lbs. And honestly none of these are my color.

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I’m told 300 average kittens weight around 75 lbs. Buttons weighs around 12, so I know for sure that I’m down 6 1/4 PCT Office Kitties.

I’m also told that 75 lbs. translates into approximately 5 high performance racing bikes, 960 Matchbox cars, 1400 AA batteries, 3600 comic books, 54 Bibles (not including The Book of Mormon), over 4000 gumballs, 300 sticks of butter, 5-10 Christmas hams and almost 265,000 bees (how do you actually weigh one).

Bottom line – 75 lbs., any way you slice it, is a big accomplishment. But there’s still much more work to be done. Thanks as always for your support.

Next week, we meet the entire NutriBear family. Until then…

 

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