What Does a Pound Look Like?

We hope everyone is enjoying the great recipes posted. I have tried the almond chicken this week and it really is tasty stuff. Love me some chicken boobies. As most of us prepare for our first weigh in I thought it appropriate to discuss what a pound of weight actually looks like. Some bitches have weighed in already and a few have commented that they have "only" lost 2 or 3 pounds. This is SO not the attitude to have ladies and you need to stop it, RIGHT NOW.

I know, I know, you're all thinking, "Dual Mom, you don't need to tell me what a damn pound looks like...I SEE my ass, I have a mirror." Just humour* me people. Go to the fridge and take out a pound of butter and put it on the counter. THAT is a pound. So you've lost three of those and you're using the word "only"? You have lost that off your ass, or your stomach or wherever it has come off! Think of it in reverse, think of putting three of those onto your ass....I bet you would not use the word only. So why use it when taking the lbs off? Stop that crazy talk. Every pound lost is a pound closer to your ultimate goal. I have an actual image of a pound of fat, but it's pretty gross, and while I'm all about grossness and shocking people I know some of you probably don't have the fondness for such things like I do, so I'll refrain from posting it.

Over the past week I have been reading many a blog sites regarding weight loss. There are some pretty inspirational stories out there but when I stumbled upon this last night I had to share with you. First off, he's a guy, so he tells it from the male perspective. Secondly, this guy...... this guy had me laughing so hard my stomach muscles hurt this morning. AND he's lost 90.7 pounds over the past 37 weeks and still going strong. His sidebar indicates a list of goals at various weight loss levels; at 90 pounds lost he says he's getting a mani/pedi or sacrificing one of his dogs to the brazilian demi-gods.

This is a sampling of one of his posts:

More Weight-Loss Nursery Rhymes

The Wise Old Owl

A wise old owl blogged ‘bout his weight.
The more he wrote, the less he ate.
The less he ate, the more losses occurred.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

Baa Baa Fat Sheep

Baa baa fat sheep,
Have you any determination?
No sir, no sir,
Need some motivation.
Some to make me eat less,
And some to make me move,
And some from all the blogs
That keep me in my groove.
Baa baa fat sheep,
Have you any will?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Now I’m made of steel.

I have no idea how he makes that shit up but that's a very SMALL sampling of the hilarity that is Jack Sh*t Gettin Fit. Go visit and give him some LIB love. Perhaps we'll convince him to do a guest post for us? Hmmmm Mr. Jack, hmmmm??

Be sure to let us know when you have your weigh in posts up ladies and gents so we can cheer you on and offer our words of wisdom. We're all about the wisdom here at LIB, dontcha know?

That's all for now.
Dual Mom

* No, humour is not spelled wrong, that's how we roll here in Canada. We like to put extra letters in our words just to make the English language a little more complicated.


Danielle said...

Any weight lost, is good in my book. I am weighing in tomorroow. I will let you know. :)


Noelle said...

i'm a follower of his blog already and i swear i lose weight just by reading his posts...

because i laugh my ass off every time.


GunDiva said...

I know I'm not supposed to be getting on my scale but once a week. I can't help myself. That damn thing hasn't budged! Grrr...this is why people get frustrated and quit. I'm not going to, but it's frustrating as hell.

Anonymous said...

I figure its always a GREAT thing if you havent gained!! Even if you havent lost, according to the scale, at least you havent gained either.

adrienzgirl said...

Great post Dual Mom! I will just keep removing those pounds of butter from my ass thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Dual Mom!

Sadly, I still don't see me in the blogroll here. I wish I could get some blog love too

Daffy said...

He is super funny Dual Mom! Thanks for turning me onto his blog.

A pound of fat....ugh! It is pretty gross when you think about it....

Best of luck to everyone as we approach WEEK TWO!

GunDiva said...

Sharon, I'm with you, I'm not on the blog roll, but I guess that's okay, I'll just keep sticking my two cents worth in anyway :)

GunDiva said...

Sharon, I'm with you, I'm not on the blog roll, but I guess that's okay, I'll just keep sticking my two cents worth in anyway :)

Mad Woman said...

I'm happy with any size loss.....as long as the scale isn't going UP by a lot, I'm good.

When IS our official "weigh in day" anyway?

Off to check out the funny guy.

Terry said...

Butter?? Butter on my ass?? huh?? oh my...Well, then...when you put it THAT way, I will celebrate even half a pound (of butter)!
Will have my post up soon...well, as soon as the spouse stops bugging the shit...oh wait, sorry. As soon as I have a free moment....

Trac~ said...

I will be weighing in tomorrow and let you know what the number is! By the way, I would like to be added to the blog roll of people under the Bitches Getting Healthy please! :o)

gayle said...

Going to weigh in tomorrow!! Wish me luck didn't do to good today!!

Terry said...

Ahhh...got my post up. Bear with me, I've been a little cranky... :)
Come on over and see...

Loving being a part of this!

Laura said...

Love it!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

LOL! Those were funny.

Anonymous said...

As long as the butter is coming out of my belly and not my boobies!

kys said...

You crazy Canadian. I lurve you.

I can remember once when I went to the dr. and after I was weighed the nurse commented on how much weight I had lost. I was all "Only 25 lbs." all Debbie Downer-like.

It took me a looooong time to get that 25 lbs is a very big deal. I literally went to the gym and picked up 25 lbs of weights to "get it". The visuals really, really help.

Danielle said...

URGGG!! Other than Friday night, where I had some bad food and drinks, I have been doing great! YET, I have not budged on the scale in over 1 month. I am not giving up, just waiting!

Sandra said...

I'm posting on Friday - does that work? I've got some work to do on the weekends to not get off program. I either eat too little or eat too much of the wrong stuff. Weekdays are fine cause I'm scheduled properly. Gotta organize better on the weekends.
And Jack is one special kind of blogger....