Simon James is still weighing in at well over 19 stone, some three months after receiving a Fitbit watch for his birthday.
‘I must admit I was slightly taken in by the adverts. I honestly thought I’d slap the thing on my wrist and the weight would start dropping off of me instantly.’
Simon continued. ‘I had stupidly come to the conclusion that wearing my new Fitbit watch would make me go out and do the kind of things the people get up to in the adverts, biking in the countryside, paragliding off mountains and stuff, but I can’t really say it has. You’ll still find me most evenings sat on the couch stuffing my face with a family bag size of onion ring crisps and a Pepsi Max.’
Simon confessed that he was nowhere nearer to achieving his goal of losing six stone in time for a lad’s holiday in Ibiza. “I’ve got the receipt somewhere,” said Simon. ‘Maybe I just got given a faulty one.’