As my daughter and I worked on her math last week, we did a series of rote memorization’s of math facts.
1 minute = 60 seconds
1 hour = 60 minutes
1 day = 24 hours
1 pound = 4 sticks of butter
Okay that last one wasn’t really there but it was exactly what I thought as we were reciting.
Ten years ago I began a weight loss plan that really helped me lose the weight I wanted to lose. One week, even though I felt like I had lost a lot of weight, I had only lost one pound. I guess that was the week my body was shifting everything around to fill in the “gaps.”
My consultant saw my discouragement and said, “Hey, think of it this way. One pound equals 4 sticks of butter.”
When I pictured what one pound looked like, I felt so much better.
As you take your next grocery trip, why not look for one pound items. A package of ground meat, a small bunch of bananas, a box of brown sugar. When you actually see what one pound looks like, it is sure to encourage you on your one pound weeks.
In all honesty, we love to see big losses when we step on the scale. But when we remember that big losses are made up of lots of little losses, it will encourage us to keep eating right, exercising, and drinking water (my personal difficulty).
I don’t know if you are having a one pound kind of week or a five pound kind of week, but if you use this little equation, you will see that one pound really is a lot.