While losing weight it is so easy to trivialize the significance of the weight you have already lost. I realized yesterday that this has been happening with me. With so much weight to loose, twenty pounds seems to be only scratching the surface. That is until yesterday morning when I sat down to teach my third grade discipleship group.
While walking to our classroom, the girls and I were talking about many different things. Somehow, the girls got on to the topic of how much they weigh. A few of them started to announce that they weigh between 44-47 pounds. Without truly realizing the significance of my statement I told them how in the two months I have been on my diet I have lost half their body weight.
It took me a moment but, when the girls looked back at me with awed surprise I realized the significance of what I just said. That’s right folks! In the two months I have been dieting I have lost half of an eight- nine year old child! I am not sure what made that moment better, my revelation or their adorable reaction to it. Some of them actually decided to break out into applause. Needless to say, I won’t be thinking of twenty pounds as a small amount again.
So tell me, what are things that you know of that are twenty pounds?