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Any larger runners out there?

I am 17 stone and am on week 5 r 2 and am wondering if there are any other larger people out there that are doing the c25k? I have been doing well so far and have had no problems achieving the runs.

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*tentatively waves a hand in the air* Yes me - my BMI is over 40 (although sloooowly coming down). I completed week 5 run 3 yesterday at the third attempt, and that's the first run I haven't managed to complete first time... I'm looking forward to reading about how you nailed it first time around! It sounds like you're rocking it - keep going and congratulations!

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*hands up*. Well, I was fast approaching 17st when I started last April but a year of running and eating fairly well and I'm now around 14.5st

Well done on getting your runs done so far! Keep yourself focused and know that you can do it, regardless of what your brain tries to tell you!

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I was past the 19 mark when I started, first walking then running. I was around 16 when I found C25K and still am going down all be it very slowly!

Keep it up and enjoy your achievements :-)

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You are not alone I'm still classed as obese :( but have lost 2 stone in a year :D & I'm just starting to buy the next size down in clothes. I don't look at the scales often but I know if I eat sensibly & exercise it will continue to come off albeit slowly. When I don't eat sensibly i can feel it when I'm running. Keep going you are doing so well xxx

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I am here too because my BMI is in the obese category - I find the 'Pattie Runs' blog inspirational, particularly her journey from Couch to 5K.

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When I started I was about to nudge 18 st, but now 15st 5, would like to lose another 12lbs.

Running can definitely help with a weight loss when combined with a diet plan.

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I'm still in the obese category 12st8lbs and short! I haven't really lost weight according to the scales and I'm on week 9 but I can definitely see the difference. Two more runs left and I'm already thinking about aiming for 10k. I'm starting to not care so much about my weight because I can run longer than some people I know that are 4 stone lighter than me. If I lose weight its a bonus but I'm happy just being able to run longer and feeling toned.

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Another obese runner here too! Like Louisa Jayne, I've lost 2 stone over last 18 months or so, taken it verrry slowly, with a few breaks for holiday (and current injury - but my fault for going "off-plan").

Weigh once a month otherwise I get despondent, also gone down a size, BMI 31, was 33 so heading in the right direction. TBH a lot of this is mental, rather than physical - think like a runner - you will be a runner :)

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Me too! I started just after I started weight watchers last October at 18st10, I am now 16st 8 and have had a plateau over the last few weeks until -1lb last Friday... but I am definitely changing shape; daughter was surprised at how 'thin' my legs looked when I ventured out in running tights with no joggers over the top last Friday, my work trousers i can now take off without undoing them, and I have lost lots of the fat around my ribs/back :-)

Still got at least 4 stone to go, hope to be another 2 stone down by my 50th in November but this is a lifetime change and I will not stop running for anything! :-)

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I am so happy to see that I was not the only one. I have really enjoy my running and actually get agitated if I cannot get my run in. It is nice as a mother of 2 to have half an hour to myself. (even if I am only in the dining room on my running machine) I am not brave enough to venture outside yet. Thank you all.

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Yep, 5 foot 4 inches tall, 17 stone and 62 years old just done week 6 run 3 it felt AWESOME :)

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