CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Paper Towel Theory

Someone posted this in another forum that I visit. I think it is VERY applicable to all of us in our weightloss journeys no matter what we're doing to get there. This was posted with Body For Life participants (a 12 week challenge created by Bill Phillips) in mind as the audience so there are some references to the Body For Life workouts and eating mannerisms. No matter what approach you're taking to lose the fat it can be applied to all of us and it is something all of us need to keep in mind as we go along this journey!!

Blozzom :-)

ALL-IN Inspiration...........PAPER TOWEL THEORY!!!

A guy by the name of Bob White gets credit for this AWESOME theory. Here’s a little inspiration for those of you who are worried about not seeing any changes in your body so far. It’s what I call the “Paper Towel Theory”.

Let’s assume you go out and buy two rolls of paper towels, each with only 84 paper towels on it (one for each day of the challenge). You put one aside, and keep it for future reference (your “before” picture). The other one represents you (I’ll call your paper towel you “Ed”). The core represents the lean Ed. The towels represent the fat that is covering the lean Ed. For sake of argument, let’s say that Ed wants to lose 21 pounds of fat, so (84/21) each sheet represents a quarter-pound of fat lost. Let’s also assume that Ed loses his fat equally during each day of the challenge.

Each day during the first week, you tear a sheet off of Ed, representing the fat he has lost for the day. Next, you put Ed next to the full roll (“Big Al”) for comparison. No noticeable difference!!! Even at the end of the week! This can’t be working for me!

But, being a good Ed, you continue to follow Body-for-LIFE. At the end of weeks two and three, you continue to compare Ed to Big Al, and still notice very little difference. That stinkin’ Bill Phillips MUST be a liar!

But Ed is determined! He works hard! Hitting his 10’s…eating his 6 daily meals. Three more weeks go by, the sheets peeling off day after day, before Ed gets up the courage to stand next to Big Al again. Holy Myoplex! Ed is skinny! OK, not skinny, but less huge!!!

By the end of the 12-week Body-for-LIFE program, Ed is down to his lean dream, or somewhere near it. Ed is happy. We are happy. Big Al – well he’s not so happy.

The lesson to be learned is that fat, like paper towels, comes off in sheets. When you are heavy, you are big around. And when you are big around, that fat is spread over a MUCH larger area – just like that outside towel sheet. The closer you get to the lean you, the more each lost pound of fat shows, because it is spread over a smaller area.

While the outside sheet may only cover 1 layer of the roll, the inside sheet may go around 4 times. That last sheet looks like it gives you 4 times the results of the first sheet, but in reality, the results are the same – your perception is just different! And you’ll never see the inside, if you aren’t patient while the outside is coming off! - Bob White


Thu. Mar 16, 7:34pm

Add comment  
What a great analogy! Thanks!

Friday, March 17, 2006, 9:23 AM

Add comment
very inspirational

and not in a "Teamwork" poster framed over your managers desk kinda way ;)

Friday, March 17, 2006, 11:23 AM

Add comment
"bump" for evening/weekend crowd

Friday, March 17, 2006, 8:26 PM

Add comment
I love his analogy. Makes lots of since.

Saturday, March 18, 2006, 7:41 AM

Add comment
I love this ! I was feeling a little down about my weight loss efforts, and this has really motivated me ! Very simple , but a great thing to visualize !

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 10:00 AM

Add comment
bump...

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 12:48 PM

Add comment
kids shower curtains

Monday, December 28, 2015, 12:28 AM

Add comment
ere

Wearing an NFL Jersey while cheering on your team is the truest form of a fan Wholesale Jerseys 2016 . Fanatics.com know that NFL Jerseys are absolute essentials for football fanatics, that's why we devote ourselves to bringing all devout fans the best selection of NFL Football Jerseys to choose from. An NFL isn't just worn on gamedays, it's worn all year long, into the offseason, out on the town, and while hanging at home. There's no better way to keep your devotion to the team displayed all year long than putting on your favorite NFL Jersey while preparing to tackle your day.

At Fanatics.com we make sure every level of fan can score the
  • NHL
  • they're looking for. If you're a lady that loves the game and want to switch up your gameday look with a Ladies NFL Jersey, then you'll find that right here, along with kids football jerseys for youth and even babies and toddlers
  • MLB
  • , too. Men can vary what jersey to wear with our home, away and alternate NFL Jersey selection. Fanatics.com doesn't limit NFL Football Jerseys to just one style, you'll find Elite, Game and Limited jerseys that hit every price point
  • NBA
  • , along with NFL Jerseys on Sale for an even softer hit to your wallet. Get ready for the big game in the Bay Area with Super Bowl 50 Jerseys, available now. So go ahead, buy yourself that jersey for the player who pulled you through the fantasy football season
  • NCAA
  • , or cheer on the big names of your team in official Nike NFL Jerseys from Fanatics.com.

    NFL Elite Jerseys are the closest you'll get to suiting up in authentic NFL uniforms. The Elite NFL Jerseys are exactly like the jerseys worn on the field by your team and feature water-resistant fabric
  • Sunglasses
  • , Flywire strength and zoned stretched fit to stand up to the toughest plays. Pull on an Elite NFL Jersey to put yourself into the game in authentic wear.

    The NFL Limited Jerseys are the middle ground in the jersey game, making them popular picks for serious fans
  • Club
  • . Offering the quality of Flywire to resist stretching, flexible twill numbers and lettering and ventilation areas, the Limited Jerseys are an awesome jersey to grab at a great price.

    NFL Game Jerseys are made for more casual wear and offer lighter features that'll take a lighter hit on your wallet
  • Soccer Country
  • , too. Game Jerseys still come with durable construction you've come to expect from Nike NFL Jerseys, and feature silicone printed numbers and lettering for maximum comfort while showing your big-time pride. Make sure you make the right call when ordering your NFL Jersey by checking out our NFL Jersey Size Chart
  • Hats
  • , helpful for picking the right size football jersey for kids up to Big & Tall Sizes.

    While some NFL Jersey top sellers stay the same through the season, rookies and vets who make big plays often jump into the top sellers list after Sundays. Peyton Manning Jerseys sales have stayed strong
  • Accessory
  • , and now that he's headed to Super Bowl 50, his jerseys are head-to-head with Cam Newton Jersey sales. Patriots Jerseys are always popular, along with Tom Brady Jerseys, but Broncos Jerseys have topped the list now that they took down the Pats in the AFC Championship. John Elway Jerseys even hit a spike recently, along with Demaryius Thomas
  • Shoes
  • , Luke Kuechly, Von Miller, Greg Olsen, Champ Bailey and Emmanuel Sanders Jerseys rounding out the most recent top selling NFL Jerseys.

    Friday, June 24, 2016, 3:12 AM

    Add comment








    Related Content:

    How To Lose Weight- The Basics
    Weight Watchers Points System
    The Fat Smash Diet
    The Eat To Live Diet
    The Beck Diet Solution
    How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

     

    How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

    How To Burn Fat
    Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
    Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
    Tips On Using PEERtrainer
    Visit The PEERtrainer Community
    Diet and Fitness Resources

    Fitness

    Weight Watchers Meetings
    Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
    Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
    Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
    How I Became A Marathon Runner

     

    Preventive Health

    How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
    Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
    Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
    Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
    Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

    New Diet and Fitness Articles:

    Weight Watchers Points Plus
    How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
    New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
    New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
    Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
     

    Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

    Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
    How To Delay Short Term Gratification
    How To Stay Motivated
    How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

    Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

    Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
    Are Protein Drinks Safe?
    Nutrition As Medicine?
     

    Everyday Weight Loss Tips

    How To Eat Healthy At A Party
    How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
    The Three Bite Rule
    Tips On How To Stop A Binge