NUB seemed to be the first to realise that things are looking up. He was running around his run, leaping over things, grabbing a mouthful of cabbage, then running off again. The others just sat and watched him with a sort of "huh, kids" expression.
OK, a student just used her iPhone to take a Fat Face photo of me. This is how I would look if I gave up cycling and carried on eating like I do.
Guess I am sticking with the bike.
PS Just had a thought - maybe this is how I will look when I get back from the trip next year! I've seen Man vs Food!