Day 14 in the (not so) big brother house

Almost three weeks ago today I embarked on the Hospice 6-week weight loss challenge. The task has been made easier due to the demise of the USA biscuit tin, but the introduction of Jaffa Cakes to our biscuit press has provided a new challenge. I love Jaffa Cakes, and I’m wondering why they’ve only been bought now!

  I’ve become paranoid of everyone, whether it’s the lads enquiring about a ‘few pints’ for Super Sunday or the girlfriend’s continued battle with Haribo and hot chocolate addiction.

  However, in spite of all the mounting odds, I’m delighted to announce that I’ve lost 5 pounds! It hasn’t been easy and has involved so much lettuce that I’ve considered moving into a burrow. But I have enjoyed the process and, more importantly, the results – as slight as they have been – so far.

  I had intended to give up beer for the six weeks and while I have done well I did have two pints during the brilliant Man. United smash and grab at Anfield.

  In my defence, I was surrounded by Liverpool fans and Marouane Fellaini was playing midfield. So don’t blame me, blame Fellaini. He’d drive anyone to drink.