Weighing Out…


I tend to have a very abstract sense of humor…my spatial sense…on the other hand…is much more concrete…I’m not one of those people who can look at blueprints and visualize what a house…or even a room is going to look like…

And…that carries over into other areas of my life…things like setting a goal weight…having a good picture in my mind of how I will look at different weights…luckily…I do have some pictures from the past…that can help me with that…but…I still have a twenty-five pound variance…somewhere in there…will be the right place…and I’ll know it when I get there…

Although…the scale ticks off the pounds…it doesn’t give me a very clear picture…of the significance of that pound…I need something more concrete…something I can identify with…

A pound of butter…that…I can identify with…and probably have on way too many occasions…if you know what I mean…a five-pound hand weight…has some substance to it…I can appreciate what I’ve lost as I hold one in my hand…or…one in each hand…a ten pound bag of sugar…and…the list could go on and on…

The point is…when I hold one of these…I have a true picture of how much weight I have actually lost…and what it felt like to carry it around…

So…it was interesting…when…I was talking with my daughter this weekend…and mentioned how much weight I’ve lost…she laughed…and said that I’d lost the equivalent of my four year-old granddaughter…

Now…that packed a punch…I know how much she weighs…what it feels like to pick her up…what it feels like to carry her around…how quickly I get tired and put her down to walk…how…my back hurts if I stand and hold her…

I know these things…they make it all so real…now…in the spirit of full disclosure…she is a tiny four year-old…but…that doesn’t matter…the point is…she’s concrete…I can relate to her…I can appreciate the difference that these pounds have made to my body…

Now…I wonder how much the six year-old weighs…hmmm…

Jane

2 thoughts on “Weighing Out…

  1. Wow, losing a granddaughtersworth of weight, thats great. Wonder how much mine weighs? And how about my 15 year-old grandson, probably that’s a bit too much to aim for. Well done Jane.

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