Regular Monthly (not my main focus) Weigh In [5]

And my weight is.....


Well, I’ve got to tell you guys, I really put myself under pressure for this particular ‘weigh in’. What was I thinking? Yeah Paul, great idea. Why not ask all your blog and fb friends to guess-timate a pounds down figure, by looking at a couple of photographs one month apart.

We’ve all experienced that awkward moment when a prospective new girlfriend, a friend, a friend of a friend, a colleague, the boss or a perfect stranger, asks us to guess their age. “Go on,” they say, “I won’t be offended, honest.” Yeah right.

Well this was kind of a variation on that theme, only this time, your guess wasn’t going to offend me, no, it was going to scare the living daylights out of me! Nearly all of you guessed a drop in excess of 10 lbs. Ten pounds! As the comments came in I was getting more  and more fearful. What if the camera angle on the August picture is just flattering? Cr*p, I’m wearing a black shirt, obviously, I look thinner *Doh!*

Calm down Paulie baby, I though. This is all good. Look, you know you’ve lost something, that’s all that matters. Your target for August was 7 lbs. Hit that and you’ve hit your target. Chill.

I couldn’t sleep last night (how sad is that haha). My head was buzzing. Last chance workout tomorrow big boy. A big cardio session and get weighed.

The session ended up being the best (machine) calorie burn I’ve had all month

1227 calories - Boooooom!

My tee shirt was soaking wet

Check out the two small dry patches on the bottom 😀

I had a final look in the mirror

Well done son, you've worked hard

Then, it was a shower (don’t worry no naked pictures) and off to see Brenda Turnley from Active Sefton for my monthly appointment with ‘the scales from hell’.

Here goes…

A little bit of blurb I want to say every time I post a new weight :-)


Weight loss is not my focus. I repeat, in big letters so that you hear me loud and clear – WEIGHT LOSS IS NOT MY FOCUS !!!!!!!

A ‘healthier’ lifestyle is what I’m striving for and I refuse to be distracted by, or more importantly, discouraged by, ‘The Scales From Hell’. Scales are of the devil. They make you feel good for a little while, but all of a sudden they can turn against you and laugh in your face whilst you despair. Use sparingly and as a guide ONLY!!!


Drum roll pa-lease…

Starting Weight 391
Weight Last Weighed 322
Current Weight 306 (smashed target for August)
Loss for August 2011′ 16
Add Loss To Date 70

Total Weight Loss 86 lbs

Therefore, my current weight, as of the 31st August 2011 is:

21 st 12 lbs  /// 139 kgs /// 306 lbs

New Target 294

Double Wow!!

Guys I am absolutely ‘made up’. A whopping 16 lbs loss for the month, which brings my total loss to date to: 6 st 02 lbs /// 39 kgs /// 86 lbs.

A big thank you to everyone who read and those who also commented *phew* I was panicing a little, but, it just shows you, the mirror is your friend 🙂 A few of you were close with your guess-timates – Big up yourself!!!!!

The only thing I forgot to do, was take a photo of the readout, what a complete wazack.

Adios amigos,

Paul (Kracker)

“I Can Do It…!”


About paulbentley

My name is Paul Bentley and I started my blog in May 2011. I live in Liverpool in the North West of England, UK – I have always had ‘issues’ with my weight! When I got to 27st 13lbs (177kgs or 391lbs) I finally decided that ‘enough is enough’ and I need to make changes. As part of the process I decided I need to make myself accountable, so I’ve decided to be accountable to you. Thanks for offering ;-)
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30 Responses to Regular Monthly (not my main focus) Weigh In [5]

  1. Callie says:

    WOW!!! Weight loss may not be your main focus but it certainly is an indicator of your increased health and accomplishments!!!
    Cheering you on from here! Way to GO!!!

  2. So amazing! You’re about to be under 300!!! (Not that that’s your main focus or anything). 🙂

    • paulbentley says:

      I know!!!!!!!

      Under 300 lbs, I can’t believe that actually (by God’s grace) getting under 300 IS going to happen. I’ve set my next target at 299.

      We can do this!!!

  3. Cory B says:

    Rock and roll my man!!! LOVE the shot of the tee by the way!

  4. Whoo hoo.. Brilliant!
    … and boy is that one sweaty shirt.

  5. K Tobin says:

    Great results, Paul! Keep it up.
    Any winners with the exact amount? I know I was close with 15 pounds, but I never was a certified “guesstimator” operating my magic on the boardwalks at the shore.

    • paulbentley says:

      Thanks Keith. No, nobody hit is straight on, but, you and a few others were right there. You obviously have a keen eye 🙂

      Thanks for the support. comments and feedback really help as I’m sure you can second!

      I’m looking forward to day 2 of 100PUC tomorrow. I’m going to suggest that all us guys who are doing it, should video ourselves for the last session in week six when we pull (or push) it off. What say you? 😀

      • K Tobin says:

        I have been toying with the idea of a video, but I’m not sure if it it would be too interesting to see. We still have time to decide.
        The comments and feedback do help.

  6. maxine Ilabaca says:

    Im glad that you started on this quest… must be feeling amazing too reaping all the benefits. Daniel has just got me a years subscription at Total Fitness as i’m so unfit and needing to de stress…..he’s even coming along to be my personal trainer which is amazing….keep up the good work Paul….God Bless

  7. davidisfat says:

    15-18….yippeeee! What do I win? Congrats Paul, very impressive.

    Good luck and continued success,

  8. Lu says:

    Well done you 🙂 You are doing something that a lot of people think is impossible. Now everyone can see the evidence of hard work and determination.

    • paulbentley says:

      Thanks Lu. I hope so. There are a tremendous amount of people who feel exactly the same way I felt four or five months a go, like life is over and their case is hopeless. Their lives ARE NOT over. There IS hope.

      Thanks for the encouragement and support.

  9. kitchentutor says:

    Amazing!! That’s got to feel great!! 86 lbs is quite an accomplishment. Well done!

  10. That is awesome! You are dropping pounds liking the scale or not! Good for you!!!

  11. I Want to be the Biggest Loser says:

    KRACKER! That’s awesome!! When you get below 300 (not that’s it a focus, lol), I’ll be able to hear you shout overseas!! 🙂 Keep up the great work. Proud of you.

    I’m a member of the sweaty shirt club. 😉 Copy below and paste. 😉

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  13. Charles says:

    Amazing! Great to hear this. (Came by your blog by accident.) Do keep it up and all the best to you.

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