I went to the grocery store today and when I was carrying my groceries into the house I thought, these sacks are so heavy, I was carrying three at a time ( I am lazy) and they weighed about forty pounds total. After I put my haul away, I started thinking about weight, and how I am carrying around three grocery bags of extra weight around daily, no wonder I am tired. (Actually, truth is I am carrying about 5 fully packed grocery bags of extra weight around daily.) So that lead me to ponder some more about what a pound feels like, about what three pounds feels like and what five pounds feels like.
The jar of sauce above weighs one pound. I picked it up and thought, that is not something I would want to carry around all day. Try it yourself, pick out something in your pantry that weighs a pound and hold it. A pound is pretty substantial when you pick it up and hold it for a few minutes, so why do I get so angry with myself when all I lose is a pound in a week?
Next time you are lugging in the groceries, pulling a heavy suitcase through an airport or grabbing a gallon of milk out of the refrigerator, think about how heavy they were and ask yourself if you would want to carry them around all day, all week or for years? My answer is no!