No rugby for Jake this weekend, but he does have an underwater hockey tournament all weekend: regional qualifying for the national tournament in August.
Why is this good for the ego? Underwater hockey sits firmly in the 'not a real sport' category, so tonight's games are the first ones I've been to this year. I had lots of Mums raving about how good I look - they haven't seen me since last August, when I'd lost 30kg. Now I've lost 54kg.
But why is it better for the soul? Because one of those Mums looked pretty fantastic herself. She says that not only have I inspired her to lose over 25kg, her teenage daughter has lost even more.
That's the best compliment I've ever had!