Food for Thought

2008/10/19 at 6:39 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Photos, weight loss, weight loss blog | 4 Comments
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Click to enlarge--if you dare!

Click to enlarge--if you dare!

A recent trip to Disneyland’s “Innoventions” attraction really woke me up to the magnitude of exactly how much weight I really lost.

While the first part of the attraction is more or less a commercial for a homebuilding company and what they are capable of creating for the consumer, there was much more going on inside the former home of “America Sings.” And take note that the image on the left may not be for the squeamish, but it’ll make you think!

What you see there is not some kind of insulating material for your home, but I guess it may qualify as personal insulation.

Those small to large blobs are actually a representation of what 5, 10, 15 and 20 lbs. of fat looks like. While it may be hard to gauge the size of the things since there really isn’t anything to compare them to, I think the image alone speaks volumes. Let’s just say that the size of the 20 lb. blob on the bottom boggled my mind the rest of the day.

I know it’s rare for me to leave an image full-size on the blog, but I think this one truly deserves to be. And just to put things in perspective, guys, I lost nearly 5 of the blobs on the bottom. So the next time you feel like stuffing your face with fatty foods, I dare you NOT to remember this image. I know I’ll remember it for a long time!

Ah, onto my progress. I’m still hovering between 199.5 and 202 lbs. I think this is more than enough wiggle room as I refuse to let myself go higher than 205 lbs. That’s just not happening. After the holidays, naturally I will concentrate my efforts on getting to 190 lbs. or so but for now, resting in the evening instead is doing me good 🙂 I hope you all are sticking to your programs as well!

Oh, and I cleaned out some more of my clothes from the closet ranging from size 40 to 48 in pants, and XXL and XL dress shirts. It worked out well since Ann hit Old Navy the other day and found some polo shirts (for work) in my new size at the amazingly low price of 99 cents each! Pants were a bit more costly at a price of $7 each; shorts were $2. In total, she spent about $25 for a bunch of new clothes for me.

So while I’m glad to have more room in there for clothes I truly need, I think a garage sale is now in order for the ones I don’t!


  1. Wow, thanks for the image. Scary, but helpful!

    If you think that’s bad, you really should see it in person. It’s unreal!

  2. Wow. Those fat blobs really send the message home. Pretty unbelievable! Especially the 20 pound one.

    Yes indeed. Frightening, aren’t they?

  3. Ironically I’m working on losing another 10lbs and gaining 5lbs of muscle during the holidays, but I have a deadline in May I’m going to reach.

    I’m following your progress and I think you’ll do just fine. Once the new year rolls around I’ll get back into things but for now, I’ve been enjoying my downtime.

  4. Congratulations on the weight loss!!! that is a huge deal.. That picture rocks. Some people need an example that smacks em in the face to ignite some change in their life…have visited the body worlds exhibit? wow!?

    Hey thanks, Corey. I appreciate it. And you’re right–that picture is enough to make anybody stand up and take notice. I know it made me think twice before stuffing my face ever again! I haven’t seen Body Worlds but the next time we go to Las Vegas, I promised my wife I’d take her. It looks fascinating!

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