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On the campaign trail... Week 8...

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote...
George Jean Nathan




Today over most of Europe is Election day... Everyone is hitting the polls ... 

The last few weeks have been a blur of leaflets and campaigners knocking ... I've had one on a mobile tell me to 'hang on'.. I closed the door on him with an eye roll  .. and another who rang the door bell... posted the leaflet with a note saying 'sorry I missed you!' and legged it .. um.. you didn't miss me... my house isn't that big... classic 'knock and run' stuff... everywhere looks like a montage of really bad selfies (and typography!!!) ... and whilst we can put them down very easily... 'sure that party got us into this mess in the first place' ... 'that crowd are just a bunch of messers'  (direct quote from the Skinny Dad there)... we're all great at "if I was running I'd do XYZ..." but how could you convince a stranger to vote for you.. it's not as easy as it sounds... how can you make someone believe you have their best interests at heart? what makes you worthy? You're partner/husband/wife/boyfriend would vote for you, it's in the contract I believe ... for better, for polling day... your kids.. your siblings, parents, cousins love you and think you could do a better job than some of the people running for the election... 




This week... run your campaign... VOTE YOU... why? well why not? 

There are too many people ready and willing to take us down and make us feel crap... magazines, social media, they're all at it...  so when you're watching telly or lazin' on the couch this weekend... take a piece of paper and write out 10 things you can use in your campaign! 

You're funny... you're positive... you're great at hugs... you respect others... you stand up for whats right... you take care of your loved ones... the list is endless... and the list is very personal... 


If you get stuck, and you won't ... ask someone you love... 'if I was running would you vote for me? and why?' now you might get a few cheeky answers thrown at you... and you might blush and feel a bit cringy but you'll hear things about yourself that you just take for granted... you're honest... you care... you're compassionate...  try it and trust me you'll feel great after it! 

When all is said and done... you ARE running your campaign for you... and the ones you love... you're getting healthy so you can be here longer for them... so you can help them through life... and they want you around too... if they could they'd vote for you to live forever... see... you're a work in progress and already a huge success... 


Everyone who is on a diet... is struggling ... with low self esteem... no confidence... they've been hurt by mouthy comments ... felt ugly because they're aren't a certain number in a pair of jeans... they have little or no belief in themselves... I am one of those people, I may appear confident behind this screen but leaving the house for a night out is a MAJOR event... and I know people who have lost loads of weight and still struggle... so the campaign begins at home... give yourself 10 mins to think about all the good things about you... and why you deserve everyones' vote and especially why you deserve your own! 


The ability to vote is such a privilege... so many people don't have the right to do it... and we might think that it's just one eejit after another but it's a right that millions would die for and millions have... so with all the whinging... so get out and cast your vote... (that's my preachy bit done)... and when you get home... start YOUR campaign... the fact that you stop by here and keep me on my toes and motivate me... I'd vote for you! 

I was up two this week... I know EXACTLY why... and I was given the appropriate kick in the pants... there are no excuses... I didn't follow the plan... I should know better by now! *slaps wrist* .. Here's to a better week.. VOTE DOLL! 















18 comments

  1. 2lb down this week!! That spinning is working a treat! Xx

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    1. it is! keep at it! no matter what your legs are yelling at you! well done! x

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  2. Feel your pain, literary as I'm up 1.5 lb lost weight so I took it easy :( silly mistake but live and learn

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    1. Just a lil bump in the road... back at it! x

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  3. Still haven't been weighed. My instructor wasnt in last fri to weigh me and I'm in the Netherlands atm! I'd say I'd be up but working it odd hopefully now ;-)

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  4. Down 1.5lb this week... was NOT expecting a loss, so I'll take it :)
    I'd vote for you Doll :) you speak my language, more so than any of those knock and runners..
    Can't believe this challenge is almost over!

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    1. excellent! I love it when that happens! and don't knock it! New challenge in a few weeks no fear... I need them to stay on track! x

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    1. AMAZING!!! that is all... just amazing! well done! x

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  6. Up .5lb on this week's poll doll xx I felt crappy all week with no explanation and have since come to the conclusion that it was caffeine withdrawals simply because i was too lazy to make tea for a few days! Who knew?! I am a tea addict. I am now starting every day off with a cuppa and feeling much better! I will end this challenge on a loss next week. Its been fun. Looking forward to the next one x

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    1. aw I know the feeling... I'm a demon if I don't get my cuppa... 0.5 is nothing... its prob the weight of a cup of tea! overall you've lost 5.5lbs! Best way to lose it! x

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  7. Down 4.5lbs this week!! Soooo happy :) I've now lost 5% of myself! Woohoo!!

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    1. YAY!! I LOVE the little stickers you get... it really is the simple things in life! LOL well done! great loss! x

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  8. Bit the bullet, thought I was up 5 or 6 but I was up 1.5. Feel like I've had a lucky escape tbh! Don't want to end this with a gain so I'm going to try my best to track properly. x

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    1. seeeeee it's always worse than you think! I missed your comment so will get to it later... but with three little people and a big boy to look after you shouldn't be so hard on yourself... you're still down 9lbs since we started this and that's brilliant!!! x

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