22 Pound Blocks.... Who Knew?!?
Monday, August 24, 2009
Since starting this weight loss journey I knew that I wanted to get to a healthy weight and not an unrealistic weight that I would never attain or with maintance keep off, so in the back of my mind I know that I want to lose approximately 100 pounds total. To date I have lost 38 pounds, with ups and downs along the way.
Hubby and I got two pallets of Windsor wall blocks (to set up at retainer wall) this week-end. There are 144 blocks to each pallet times 2 makes 288 blocks. When we were unloading them, all of a sudden I realized, these blocks are really heavy to pick up and carry to off the truck and into a staging area.
One of those blocks is 22 pounds and it is quite heavy to lift, when I reach another 6 pound weight loss that will be the equivalent of two of those blocks, Ok! Now I get it! No wonder I feel so much better with the weight loss, I’m not carrying those extra 38 pounds around( almost just two blocks). And to get to my goal, all I have to do is lose the equivalent of a little over 4 blocks in weight. WOW, I’m thinking that was my ahaa moment, I’m almost at half way to my goal, oh my gosh! So, from today forward I will take the weight loss in increments of 22 pounds at time. I have 6 pounds to make it to my second weight in blocks, and then only two more full blocks( of weight) and a little more and Wala…. I’m at goal. I’m getting really pumped and excited.
Who knew that it was going to take me loading and unloading 288 blocks to get to this realization and relate it to the weight loss. I’ve heard of people carrying a sack of flour/sugar equal to their weight loss in an effort to feel/visualize their weight loss. Just why did I not ‘Get’ this equation before? Maybe, I just wasn’t thinking?!? All it took was a few blocks to get through my block of a head.