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
My tee shirt was soaking wet
I had a final look in the mirror
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’.
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
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.
“I Can Do It…!”