Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Visualizing the fat…

on February 15, 2013

I have no idea why, but when I visualize the weight I lose, I visualize in pounds of butter.


When I think of losing 1 lb., it seems so small. Just one measly pound. BUT if I visualize a block of butter missing from my hip, somehow, the pound seems so much more significant. Now when I think of a pile of 100 blocks of butter…well, I wonder how I ever fit that many under my skin! I think once I’ve lost 100, I will buy 100 lb. of butter and take an interesting picture…or maybe I should just take my camera to the grocery store and not buy 100 lb. of butter.

On the topic of butter, by the way, I DO use butter, not margarine. Margarine is a [disgusting, tasteless] man-made, one-molecule-away-from-being-plastic fat, butter is a natural fat. I’m all for natural. 🙂

On a completely different note, I am totally on an oatmeal kick these days. Who knew you could make oatmeal in so many different ways? I was actually staying away from oatmeal for a while because I thought the only way I liked it was loaded up with brown sugar and milk. My latest addiction? Rolled oats cooked the old fashioned way on the stove-top (did you know instant oatmeal, even plain, is loaded with sodium?), stir in 1/2 a mashed banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter and a bit of milk. Slice the other half of the banana on top. Mmmm, and so filling its ridiculous. I’ve seen ideas for carrot cake oatmeal floating around…I just might try that next.

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with the week’s results!



Try oatmeal! It’s good for your heart, cholesterol, that sort of thing and keeps you feeling full and satisfied.

3 Responses to “Visualizing the fat…”

  1. Susan Siemens says:

    Hey Sara! Congrats on the 2lb. weight loss! I am down another 1/2 lb. I always look at weight loss too with the lb of butter. So l lost 1/2 pound of butter this week…lol. Have another great week Sara!

  2. Maria Dyck says:

    Hi Sara. I just started reading your blog today. Just wanted to say you can add any fruit to your oatmeal. Raisins sweeten it nicely without any sugars added and if you add some almonds you get an extra boost. All the best to you. I wish I could loose some weight too but it seems with my job I just can’t even eat on a regular basis.
    I was actually going to suggest a title for you too,( Sara’s Struggles n Successes) but by the time I was able to get back to a computer you had it all set, which is good. I like your title. Keep your chin up and keep on smiling!

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