Sunday, February 20, 2011

52 Week Challenge - Week 7 - Big Setback today

Well, I have to report bad news today, but I'm not going to let it get me down. Before I report my results for this week I want to preface by saying a few things. First, please remember that I just had Taylor at the end of September. Then I decided to start my 52 week challenge the first day of January. That is a short recovery from a tough pregnancy. Since it happened during the summer, I put on a ton of weight, a lot of which was water. When I found out I was pregnant with Taylor, I weighed 263. I put on over 75 pounds while I was pregnant, putting my top weight at between 340 and 345!! Nasty and scary right!! But in the first two weeks after giving birth, I lost about 60 pounds. So I thought I was right around 285 ish, which is what I reported at the beginning of the year when I started the challenge. My first official weight was 284.

The other thing I want everyone to be aware of is that just before the challenge started I went to Target to buy a bathroom scale. A couple of things about it is that it was incredibly cheap, only $7. Also, it was analog, not digital, which I know are much better because analog are hard to read. This particular scale also only went up to 280, then it started wrapping around, which also made it hard to read, and I noticed that if I shifted my weight it would fluctuate a few pounds. Finally, it had to be turned back to zero almost every time I weighed in.

Last night, I broke down and spent more on a Health-o-meter (Good brand) digital scale. So all in all, I don't know what the problem was, I could have started higher than I thought, I was probably reading the scale wrong, or it was just defunct from the moment I started using it, but my starting weight this morning was 283. So in a way I guess I am starting over. I am going to stick to my plan of trying to lose about 2 pounds a week, so getting to 180 will take longer than a year, but that is okay. And I am not going to let this discourage me, I am just going to work harder. Please continue to support and love me, it has meant so much!!

In other news, I didn't do very well on the Biggest Loser challenge this week. I only got 39 points. That is something else I want to improve on. I am actually excited about today though. My fantastic wonderful best friend sister, Lindsay, has decided to join the Biggest Loser challenge, and she and I are having our own little contest for prizes this week to see who can get the most points. I am shooting for at least 55 this week. That would be my highest to date, and hopefully enough to get me to win!!! Love you Linds!

Thanks again to all of you, and here we go again!!


Lilly Corbett said...

Stupid scales anyways... I think mine is messed up too~

The Jenkins Family said...

You are awesome, Caradon! And, not just because of your strength in this weight loss thing! This is going to be hard for me, I can already tell. I really need that mascara, though, so don't set your heart on that gift card! =) Love you and I am excited to see how much you lose at your next weigh-in!

Becky Whitney said...

my scale is messed up too! I think scales are there to just give us grief! you are doing awesome and I am so proud of you! I know you can do it! way to go!

Lauren said...

I remember from high school how good you are at taking care of everyone else. This project is about taking care of YOU so don't get discouraged. You're worth it!

And hello! It's been a long time but I'm happy to see you and your adorable family :)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Caradon!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your friend lauren. In order for u to b the best mom u can b to your kids, u have to take care of yourself first. Good luck in your journey. U can do it!!
Aprille Lambert (Lyman)

Christy said...

But Caradon you lost inches! I think that is more important than lbs at this point. The weight will come off and you are doing great!!