Scale and non-scale victories

HLaR79 Posts: 1,519 Member
I know the scale isn’t the most important part of this journey, but my scale and me are friends today!!! I have lost 50 lbs from starting my pre-op liquid diet, and I’m down 95 lbs from my highest weight. To celebrate my scale victories and my non-scale victories (wearing a size 20, learning how to jog/run so I can run a 5 k next summer, no more diabetes or high blood pressure) I will be going to Vegas in November, my first time flying and my first time in Vegas!!!

I am in a Fitbit work week hustle challange with my co-workers and I am pretty sure they didn’t expect me to do as well as I am! If feels good to be in the same league as the healthy, average sized women at my work!


  • loveshoe
    loveshoe Posts: 365 Member
    Congratulations on your success! Keep up the good work.
  • fit_chickx
    fit_chickx Posts: 571 Member
    Congrats on all your success!
  • MargoCL_72
    MargoCL_72 Posts: 9 Member
    I think when we get discouraged we have to look at this....

    how much have you lost so far on your journey?

    For me... I've lost an Automobile tire, a human head and an average human brain.....

    1 pound = a Guinea Pig
    1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
    2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
    3 pounds = an average human brain
    4 pounds = an ostrich egg
    5 pounds = a Chihuahua
    6 pounds = a human’s skin
    7.5 pounds = an average newborn
    8 pounds = a human head
    10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
    11 pounds = an average housecat
    12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
    15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
    16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
    20 pounds = an automobile tire
    23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
    24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
    30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
    33 pounds = a cinder block
    36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
    40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of Water or an average human leg
    44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
    50 pounds = a small bale of hay
    55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
    60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
    66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
    70 pounds = an Irish Setter
    77 pounds = a gold brick
    80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
    90 pounds = a newborn calf
    100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
    111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
    117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11″)
    118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
    120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
    130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
    138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
    140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
    144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4″)
    150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
    187 pounds = an average adult man
    200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
    235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
    300 pounds = an average football lineman
    400 pounds = a Welsh pony
  • HLaR79
    HLaR79 Posts: 1,519 Member
    That is great!!!

    I have lost a new born calf plus an average new born baby over the last 3 years!!!

    Since surgery a small bale of hay and a rack of baby back ribs!!!
  • JamesAztec
    JamesAztec Posts: 524 Member
    Whenever I start to think I may have gained a pound or two or lost some fitness, I ask myself, "could I run a Half-Marathon right now, drop of a hat?" The answer has been YES for a year. So... I'm good. 😁
  • clsumrall1
    clsumrall1 Posts: 491 Member
    I’ve lost an elephant ♥️ i
  • loveshoe
    loveshoe Posts: 365 Member
    My non-scale victory, I've been wearing the same size clothing for 2 years in a row. The closet is no longer shrinking my clothing as it did in the past, no little elves are sneaking into the closet and making my clothing smaller, and all those other excuses I used to make for my clothing not fitting are gone.