After my record loss of 7 pounds two weeks ago, I lost just 1 pound last week. Quite honestly, that’s a good thing. Had I lost more weight than that, I would have been concerned that there was some other underlying issue. I am anxious to see what the scale has to say when I do my official Friday weigh-in tomorrow, but am quite pleased with my 17-week progress of 54 pounds. Sometimes it doesn’t seem real. And at other times, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, considering how much more I want/need to lose. Earlier this week I was thinking it was about time to do another picture that physically represents my total weight loss thus far. Last time I used bags of dog food, but I was looking for something different this time. Today as I walked through the Fellowship Hall at church, I noticed that the United Methodist Women had left several quarts of Oak Chapel’s infamous mincemeat on one of the tables in preparation for our bazaar next week. I stared at the mason jars for a few minutes and then went into the kitchen to weigh one of the jars. The 1-quart jar filled with mincemeat weighed 2.5 pounds, so I stacked up 22 of those puppies, set the timer on my camera, and voila! I took my picture. As I look at the picture, I cannot imagine physically trying to hold onto all of those jars. This weight loss journey for me is so much more than merely losing weight … it’s also about letting go. Perhaps I will write more about that in future posts, but for now, I’ll just post the picture.
Until next time, peace …
Oak Chapel’s infamous mincemeat and jars representing my 54-pound weight loss
You look fantastic, Robin. .
What a wonderful way to document how far you’ve come!
When you see it like that, whew, you can see what extra weight must do to one’s heart, one’s energy level, one’s ability to breathe, all that. I continue to encourage you in your journey. Go, Robin!!
This is an awesome picture!
But what do you suppose Miriam’s reaction would be if she saw those jars stacked in a single pyramid like that?
“Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier.” –Susan Rabin
I thought of that, Elizabeth, as I was stacking them. I was very, VERY careful in my construction of the pyramid, using those engineering skills I learned in my undergrad work, measuring the height of the jars to make everything level. 🙂