Saturday, February 5, 2011

52 Week Challenge - Week 5

Well, let's start with the bad news. I knew this was going to be a hard week for me to lose cuz I found myself cheating a lot! I don't know what my problem was, but my willpower must have gotten flushed down the toilet. I feel like it is going to motivate me to work harder this upcoming week but only time will tell. For the Biggest Loser challenge this week, I only got 41 out of a possible 70 and my goal of at least 50. That is pathetic. But I did get some good ideas about the sugar craving thing from all of you, so I think that may be a little easier for me coming up. Also, I weighed the same today. So I have to try to look at the bright side and say at least I didn't gain. So I am still at 275. That is 9 pounds so far, which if I am sticking to my 2 pound a week goal, is pretty close to target. It is week 5 so being at 9 when I am shooting for 10 is pretty darn good! I really hope this is a better week because Brad and I decided for every 10 pounds I lose I get a little reward, so my good friends, Lilly and Becki and I want to get our hair done!!

On the bright side though, I took my monthly measurements and pictures today. I was please with both of those!! I will be doing that the first Saturday of every month from now on. Today's measurements were....Arms 14.5 inches, .5 inch lost in each arm, Bust 47.5 inches, .5 inch lost, Waist 46 inches, 1 inch lost, Hips 51 inches, same, and Thighs 28 inches, 1 inch lost in each thigh!!! That is a total of 4.5 inches lost!! In 5 weeks I am very encouraged by those results! I also took pictures. I can definitely tell a difference, but I am more interested in what all of you think....
Front view, taken today.
Front view, taken January 1st.
Side profile, taken today.
Side profile, taken January 1st. What do you think?!?!?!?!

8 comments:

Becky Whitney said...

you can totally tell a difference. Great job! way to go! picture make all the difference. amazing!

Tambi Lane said...

I can tell for sure!

Roberts Family said...

Definitely!! Great job and don't worry you haven't failed because you haven't quit! Keep it up!!

Lilly Corbett said...

Good job Caradon! You are doing awesome! I am so proud of you!

Becki said...

YAY for you!!! Your pictures are amazing!! I didn't want to do pics again cuz I didn't think there would be changes...but you proved me wrong!!! Apparently even little changes and losses make a difference!!! You are doing GREAT...and I'm glad we're on this journey TOGETHER!!! Let's help more people okay!!! Love ya friend!!!

Tina said...

I can tell a difference. I'm very proud of you! Keep up the good work.

The Jenkins Family said...

If I didn't know you, I'd think you were sucking it in in the second picture, but I can tell you're not. Great job, Caradon! I am very proud of you and I think the reward idea is a really good one. The measurements really help when the scale doesn't give you the result you want!

Dani said...

There is definitely a difference! You are looking great! Keep it up, Caradon!