What’s the weight?

What’s the weight?

Are you trying to lose weight? We get it weight loss can be hard and it’s easy to get down on yourself when you don’t see a significant change on the scale. It is unrealistic and unhealthy to expect to see huge numbers on the scale each week.

The average American is around 15-20 pounds overweight. During the first few weeks of starting a weight loss program you may see larger numbers then you will a few weeks in. You should aim to lose 1-3 pounds a week depending on your body type, current weight and goals.

 1-3 pounds might not seem like that much weight, but don’t get down on yourself even one pound is a huge goal to be proud of yourself for. Sometimes it take a visual to see just how much weight that one pound of fat is. These visuals might help to put weight loss and your goals in perspective.


Things that weigh one pound:

A package of butter (with four sticks)

A football

Three medium-sized bananas


Things that weigh two pounds:

A pineapple

A rack of baby back ribs


Things that weight three pounds:

A two-slice toaster

A steam iron

A box of wine


Things that weigh five pounds:

Mr. Coffee 12-cup Coffee Maker

A bag of sugar


A two-liter bottle of soda


Things that weigh ten pounds:

A large bag of potatoes

A six-foot aluminum stepladder

An adult Maltese dog


Things that weigh fifteen pounds:

A 19-inch flat screen TV

A bowling ball

Medium bag of dog food


Things that weigh twenty pounds:

A car tire

A dining chair 

Next time you get down on yourself for only loosing 3 pounds last week, keep in mind you just lost a toaster… Keep going and stay positive and motivated.

Remember anything worth having takes time.