Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Is anyone else craving popcorn now?

This is 7 pounds of butter.

Each stick of butter is 4 oz., therefore 1/4 of a pound. My 7 week challenge is to lose these 28 sticks of butter - mostly the ones spread over my inner thighs, upper arms, and abs. Good lord.

As of this morning, however, I had lost 2.5 pounds. Translated into butter, that's nine sticks. Nine sticks!
As a very visual person, this stick of butter comparison is very helpful. Not for stopping my craving for anything I can dip in or coat with butter, but for realizing that a pound is actually quite a large mass. Not to mention an accomplishment.

Do you have any requests for pound to object comparisons? (Something easily measurable) Perhaps I will have more fun with Photoshop on your behalf.

1 comment:

PG said...

had never heard the stick of butter reference until the other day. Did a web search for it to see if it was in popular use and found you. I am down 20 sticks since the new year, and 88 since last August. 88! Wow.