Now, first thing... don't lose the plot this weekend... you wouldn't have all those sweets in the house normally so don't go crazy just because the little people are on a sugar buzz at the front door! And remember... I heard a rumour you can treat yourself with a Chinese or a glass of wine and not touch single sweet... no word of a lie!
This weeks is a guest post is from Rob Partridge a funny and amazingly talented person who has lost 5 st 2 lbs to date with Weight Watchers! Anyone who followed the "Strictly Come Dancing' with Weight Watchers Ireland for charity, will have no doubt spotted his moves! I was only gutted I was away when he was throwing shapes in the finals in Dublin! Encore next year!!!
I hate that he has better legs than me too! ;P
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by Rob Partridge
I always weigh up what I’m going to do, big or small, by looking at the pro’s and con’s. I do, metaphorically, have a little angel on one shoulder and little devil on the other. Sometimes the wrong one wins. I’ve always been told that writing things down helps which is probably why I keep a journal/diary and why I still hand write letters to people. With that in mind I thought I’d write to Angel Rob and Devil Rob and just let them know my feelings on a few things.
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Dear Angel Rob,
We need to talk!
Remember a few years back when I joined Weight Watchers and you were all “Oh man! Well done! This is a brilliant step!” and you encouraged me week by week to point my food properly and I ended up losing five stone? That was awesome! Thanks for that. Your support was incredible, needed and really useful.
Sadly though you made a few mistakes and it’s those we need to talk about.
When I say “It’s Tuesday, I’ve been weighed, I’m getting Chinese food!” on my way home from my Weight Watchers meeting your response shouldn’t be “Go for it Rob. You deserve it. Okay, so you were up but you thought about being good and after all it’s the thought that counts.” No Angel Rob, no! You should be saying “Hang fire big guy! If you’re having Chinese food then today just became a ProPoints day and not a Filling & Healthy day so you need to point the food you had earlier. Why not finish the day on the filling & healthy and tomorrow we’ll do ProPoints and you can have the Chinese food without feeling the guilt?”
Angel Rob you could also suggest I use my weekly 49 but to be honest I’d rather you didn’t because as you well know I like to save those for treats.
Furthermore when I’m in a petrol station grabbing a coffee in the morning and I think “If I get a walk in later I could have that sausage sandwich!” you should be butting in and saying “Why not walk first then have the sandwich?” and if (when!) I argue with you then you should really stick to your guns rather than smiling and saying “Okay, well I won’t tell if you don’t!” It’s sweet and all that but not helpful.
Angel Rob you need to start telling me to tell people. Not verbally or to strangers because we both know from experience that that just lands us in trouble! No I need to tell my journal or tracker. Too many pages end up with question marks or big red X’s and some have #Fail! written across them. If you’re my good little angel then you need to tell me that writing anything other what I’ve eaten is unacceptable.
You need to back to how you were Angel Rob. You need to go back to lowering and shaking your head slowly and sadly when I look at a doughnut that I don’t have the points for. You need to smile at me when I choose fruit over a chocolate bar and you need to comfort me when I’m crying out to be good. Yeah, I struggle sometimes but I’m five clothes sizes smaller and five stone lighter. Focus on those will you please and encourage me to continue to do good so I can get rid of the rest of this unnecessary weight.
Yours with love,
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Dear Devil Rob.
I only have two things to say to you.
Fried rice is not the same as brown rice!
Go to hell!
Great losses again this week! Chart below, again if I've missed anyone let me know! A couple more 7's added this week! Rocking it people! Woo hoo!