Carole Tanzer Miller, features editor, writes: There's a funny scale making the rounds online these days -- one that lets you see just how much weight you've lost, in stunningly graphic terms. My health coach, Charity Husk, of Take Shape for Life posted it recently on her Facebook page, and it gave everyone a good laugh.
Turns out the 65 pounds I lost (and have kept off almost two years!) falls between the weight of a male elephant's (censored) and how much fats and oils an average American consumes in a year. Oh my!
Where do you fit in? Here are some other rough equivalents:
1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
10 pounds = chemical additives an American consumes each year.
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
20 pounds = an automobile tire
25 pounds = an average 2-year-old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
40 pounds = an average human leg
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant's penis
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2-month-old horse
120 pounds = the amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
140 pounds = the amount of refined sugar an average American eats in a year
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds - Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
The Obesity Control Center has a more detailed list. Check it out.