calorie equivalents

nerdismysuperpower  asked:

I just started a commit to get fit challenge at work. Last week was the first week and at weigh-in I only lost 1.6 lbs. I know 1-2 lbs/week is what you should aim for, but I really thought I would lose more at first. I logged all my calories as accurately as possible, followed my plan to the letter, and worked out as planned. I'm feeling discouraged and was hoping you'd have some word of encouragement or wisdom.

CONGRATULATIONS first of all because that sounds like you weren’t retaining water and you went straight to the fat loss bit HUZZAH!!

And lets talk numbers… 1.6lbs is brilliant. Its this:

Off your ass

Off your belly

Out of your arteries

Little by little getting that off your body is AMAZING

It represents 5500 calories which is the equivalent of 10 Big Macs


I am soooo proud of you. And you know what - youre gonna do it all over a gain next week… smash it girl!!!

#weight loss #you are so fucking rad #strut it girl #in fact you swagger

#motivation #progress #you got dis 

Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church B&W HDR 03 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Townsend, TN, March 1, 2014

We are not here for our own glory.

We are not even here for our own benefit, gain or advantage.

We are here to serve the work–to do the work–that is ours to do, for the good of all life everywhere.

In doing so, we remind those who share the planet with us that they are here to serve the work that is theirs to do, for the good of all.

Laziness is the enemy.

Let Someone Else Do It is the dragon at the gate.

The TV remote stands between us and the life that calls us to come out and play.

Not Now Maybe Later is the song of the sirens on the lips of their slaves.

Our work lies forgotten and lost.

The land is desolate and lifeless.

Entertaining pastimes and empty calories–the modern equivalent of bread and circuses–consume our time,

And we dream of lives worth living,

Ignoring the life that dies waiting for us to live it.