A huge thank you to C25K! ... a happy happy day

I have been lurking in the forum for quite a while saying very little but needed to share my happiness today.

This morning I weighed in at exactly 11st with a BMI of 24.8 woohoo! Thanks to a combination of C25K and healthier eating.

I started last summer after weighing myself on our shiny new scales and discovering to my horror that I weighed the same as my hubby 13st 11lb, BMI over 30, so obese. I think I had been kidding myself for a long time.

I set myself some goals 1st loss by my hols at the end of September another 1st by Christmas and a third by Easter when my daughter is getting married.

I'm not quite there on the third stone but so close and what is even better, my wedding outfit is a size 12! (It does have some stretch n it)

Thanks to (almost) cutting out unnecessary carbs (biccies, crisps, doughnuts, cakes, chocolate) and eating slightly smaller portions, I have managed to still eat most of the things I love, even the occasional fish and chips or pizza.

But Couch to 5k has been the telling difference. I have gone from struggling to run at all to running three or four times a week for 4-6 k, and have lost a huge 7 inches off my hips.

There have been weeks where lost nothing, and Christmas where I put some back on, but overall a consistent slow one or two pounds a week loss. So if I can do it anyone can. Just be determined and be patient, if you do the right things the weight will come off and slow is better, honest.

Doing a happy dance in my living room.

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  • That is brilliant Gnet. When we take responsibility for our own lives isn't it amazing what we human beans can do ? ;-) I look forward to following your posts. Just don't outshine the bride at that wedding!

  • Happy dance away - that's fantastic! Good on you, very well done :)

  • Well done! I have lost weight recently too and I totally understand how hard it can be to stick at it. Congratulations! You should be delighted with yourself!

  • Fantastic!! Very well done to you 😄.

  • Brilliant! Well done.

  • Woo Hoo ! Well done on all counts ! :-)

    You have achieved this with determination and a positive attitude , its amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it !

    Dance away Gnet, shake your groove thing ! Ha ha :-D xxx

  • Fantastic, very well done xx

  • That's a fantastic achievement. I've lost a stone since Christmas and the running has really helped. Enjoy your daughters wedding.

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