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How many guinea pigs can we lose in 2014?

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Sirzy Sun 05-Jan-14 16:29:01

New thread for those of us with lots of weight to lose, following on from the previous 3 threads. For those who weren't aware a guinea pig weighs 1lb

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Sirzy Sun 05-Jan-14 16:34:28

1 pound = a Guinea Pig

2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs

3 pounds = an average human brain

4 pounds = an ostrich egg

5 pounds = a Chihuahua

6 pounds = a human’s skin

7.5 pounds = an average newborn

8 pounds = a human head

10 pounds= An average Gallon of paint

11 pounds = an average housecat

12 pounds = a Bald Eagle

15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs (or 120 eggs)

16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain

20 pounds = a car tyre

22 pounds = 200 golf balls

24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream

25 pounds = an average 2 year old

26 pounds = average weight of a Koala Bear

30 pounds = Average Vacuum Cleaner

31 pounds = Average amount of manure produced by a horse each day

33 pounds = a cinder block

36 pounds = a mid-size microwave

40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg

44 pounds = an elephant’s heart

50 pounds = a small bale of hay

55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner

60 pounds = an elephant’s peni$ (yep, weights more than his heart!)

65 pounds = Lotus Mk3 – Aluminium Body Shell

68 pounds = 40” Sony Bravia Widescreen TV

70 pounds = an Irish Setter

77 pounds = a gold brick

80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape

90 pounds = a newborn calf

100 pounds = a 2 month old horse

110 pounds = Mature Rough Fell Ewe

117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)

118 pounds = the complete Encyclopaedia Britannica

120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month

130 pounds = a newborn giraffe

140 pounds = Ricky Hatton (Boxer / May 2009)

144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)

150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary

187 pounds = an average adult man

200 pounds = Vespa Moped

235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger

300 pounds = an average football lineman

400 pounds = a Welsh pony


Here is the list which started the guinea pig talk initially.

Apparently I have lost a small bale of hay so far, still have a microwave to go though

TheGoodLadyWife Sun 05-Jan-14 16:40:05

Crikey, since joining tjis thread (started as yellow...) I've lost a small bale of hay!!!!

TheGoodLadyWife Sun 05-Jan-14 16:40:46

Judt seen sirzy you and I same, pat on backs due!!

LittleDoris Sun 05-Jan-14 16:41:42

Marking place in new thread.

I have been able to stay away from bread and fizzy drinks since Wed. I have a thunderous headache and I am grumpy. Withdrawals?

My weight seems to stick around the same mark, and fluctuates 1-2lbs either way. I could have a great few days and find I have put on 2lbs. confused

Thanks for the explanation! I had no idea about the guinea pigs.

Sirzy Sun 05-Jan-14 16:44:04

We have done well haven't we GoodLady. Its only when you stop to think how far you have come you realise that its so easy to get focused on the short term bad days/good days thing you forget the long journey.

LittleDoris - have you tried drinking lots of water? I always get the same when I am trying to clean up my diet again and drinking lots of water helps a lot

LittleDoris Sun 05-Jan-14 16:56:44

I have to remind myself to drink. It could be that, I have the water beside me, but I never drink enough.

I shall make a more conscious effort.

Sleepingbunnies Sun 05-Jan-14 17:11:15

Massive power cut at east prevents me from cooking anything tonight!! smile

Helenagrace Sun 05-Jan-14 17:54:15

Soup for lunches in the slow cooker, full weeks meals planned and my weeks' work schedule planned to enable me to fit a walk in each lunchtime (I work from home and food is always available and I usually have nowhere to go!)

I CAN do this!

Sirzy Sun 05-Jan-14 18:06:02

Hope you have power back soon sleeping.

Good luck Helen

moonshine Sun 05-Jan-14 18:41:13

Thanks for the weight summary Sirzy - I need to lose a Sony Widescreen TV but will settle for an elephant's penis hmm grin.

Sleeping hope your power is back soon.

I've stuck to diet/healthy eating and have done a little bit of exercise but hope to get into more of a routine when I go back to work next week (although am dreading it).

I'm so indecisive (probably why I don't lose weight permanently), and despite 5:2 not working for me, am still tempted to try 4:3 because I did find the 'fasting' way the easiest to cope with. Has anyone else tried the slightly more brutal way (am not sure I could come with alternate day fasting...)?

ikeaismylocal Sun 05-Jan-14 20:09:23

I need to loose an elephant's penis.. Surely that should be an average elephant's penis I would imagine the size varies as in humans ;) I probably need to loose an especially well endowered elephant's penis.

I love the idea of the 5,2 diet but as I am still breast feeding I don't think my milk supply could cope with the fasting days sad Maybe when if ds weans.

RubySlippers77 Sun 05-Jan-14 20:31:00

I need to lose a car tyre - LOL - very accurate, as one seems to be sitting round my middle!!

Started 2014 with a trip to the gym, and then swimming today. It's a long hard slog isn't it?! Especially when the leftover Christmas chocolates are there waiting to be eaten.....

TheGoodLadyWife Sun 05-Jan-14 21:15:18

I have about a bald eagle to go!
Today okay day, did 10k run but went out for lunch, choose heathly seafood main option, resisting huge lovely roast, then fell st the dessert hurdle and had 3 profiteroles. However was so full just had some olives for tea so maybe not too bad a day.

Sleepingbunnies Sun 05-Jan-14 21:19:04

Ended up with pizza take away at my dads as no power at ours til half hour ago!

Writing today off and starting again tomorrow smile

LittleDoris Sun 05-Jan-14 21:48:04

I need to lose a newborn giraffe. Jeez.

Headache away after stirfry for dinner and a litre of water.

Back to college tomorrow and dreading the bread and stodge filled canteen.

Loriens Sun 05-Jan-14 22:09:33

I need to lose a Irish Setter! Or probably the same as my old fat labrador grin

Great way of marking it though, will be checking back in.

clarinetV2 Sun 05-Jan-14 22:33:48

Thanks for starting the new thread, Sirzy. I appear to have put on a car tyre over the past month. Yikes.

But I think I'm finally back on the wagon. Just couldn't seem to resist the high-carb 'treats' on Friday or yesterday, no matter what I did. However, today has been much better. Brunch was a tomato and mushroom omelette with salad, and dinner was a grilled chicken fillet, and mountain of steamed veg with a few lentils thrown in (literally). Three apples for snacking, and that's been it. I think I'll go to bed now before anything bad happens!

Best news, though, is that when I did my shop in Sainsbury's I managed to walk past the half-price hot cross buns (yes, they started selling them on Wednesday) without giving in. My old trick from last year of making myself think not of the pleasure of eating them but the feeling of guilt afterwards swung back into place. My fingers are crossed very hard that I can keep it up. I was beginning to think my addiction had me beaten.

MarysDressSways Mon 06-Jan-14 11:44:27

Hello hello. Well today is the first day of me being "good again". I was away with friends over the weekend and had lots to drink, pizza and we went out for dinner.. and I caved and had a quality street. Squeak.

Saying that, a couple of friends kept going on about how much weight I'd lost. Does anyone else find that a strange mix of gratifying and uncomfortable? I kind of didn't want to say how much I'd lost because that would reveal how much I weighed to begin with, and I have so far to go!

So yes, going to stop off at the supermarket later and get some lovely veggies later for dinners this week!

MarysDressSways Mon 06-Jan-14 11:54:21

Oh and I've nearly lost an elephant's penis (charming), and need to lose an Irish Setter! Ha!

Filimou Mon 06-Jan-14 11:57:32

Mind if I join?
Last year (from about March ish) I decided I need to lose a load of weight (I really do, about 6-8 stone in total). I have been eating better and exercising (I even tried running a few times...get me!).
I lost 3 stone by the end of last year (A microwave yay!), and just looking for some support to shift another this year...

Filimou Mon 06-Jan-14 11:59:46

Oh and its my birthday tomorrow, so treating myself to a takeaway and bringing (home made) black forest cake into work.....lord help me.

MarysDressSways Mon 06-Jan-14 12:04:12

Welcome Filimou! Happy Birthday for tomorrow. You're allowed the odd treat day, just be good the rest of the week!

Filimou Mon 06-Jan-14 12:06:34

Thanks Mary, Luckily my weigh in is Tuesday morning, so I may escape completely unscathed...

moonshine Mon 06-Jan-14 12:11:43

Welcome Filimou and Happy Birthday for tomorrow.

Unless it goes disastrously wrong this week, I should lose 2lbs or there abouts. Loooonnnng way to go yet but, more importantly, I have felt really good this week with the extra exercise and healthy eating - doesn't seem fair that I still look the same as I did a week ago (+ one huge chin spot angry).

Good luck this week all!

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