I thought I'd record my thoughts on here, as much for myself to look back on as for anyone else.
I'm 31 years old, 18 stone 6 pounds and was told last week that I'm diabetic (type 2). I haven't been able to get an appointment with the diabetic nurse until 6th June so I don't even know if I'll need medication or anything at this point. Fortunately I had already started C25K when I was told and I know that it's more important now than ever to persevere. It has made me even more determined to see it through.
Like many, I've found the progress through C25K astonishing. I couldn't run for 3 minutes at the start of week 1 without practically keeling over. Now I'm doing two 5 min runs as well as two 3 min runs in one session with only half that in walking/recovery time between the runs.
I am dreading but strangely curious/excited at the prospect of a 20 min run at the end of next week. I think I will be playing the Rocky theme tune on my iPod before I attempt that one, that song always gets my adrenalin going!
Next I need to tackle my eating habits and cut down on the carbs and sugary snacks. I've got myself some smart scales which have a usb port to download the last 30 or so readings to my laptop to keep a tally on my weight loss. I sincerely hope that I can look back at this in a year or so and be proud of myself - it feels like a distant prospect at the moment.