I wanted to share my great news with the community. I have just come out of an appointment with my doctor who has confirmed that I have gone from being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to being in the pre-diabetic range and if I keep going like this in a few months I will be in the normal range. It is down to measurement of a glucose binding protein in the blood. I have been dieting a bit, cutting out sweet stuff, which has been hard, but mostly it is down to doing C25K and losing over two stone so far. I am now merely overweight instead of obese and have three stone to go until I hit my target. I am trembling with excitement and cant really express how pleased I am.
I wanted to share this because a) I am feeling great and want to shout it as loud as I can but b) so that it could serve as a good example to anyone who, like I was and probably a lot of people on here were, found themselves overweight and was daunted by the challenge of C25K. It has been, and continues to be hard work (week 7 is relentless and I am finding that really tough and am repeating it) but the rewards are immense. This challenge is going to turn my life around and I aim to be running 10K this time next year and will hopefully have hit my target and I know that with hard work and dedication, anyone who is reading this, but feeling worried or scared, can do the same.
Keep up the good work everyone.
Now to go and celebrate with a cuppa - no sugar of course!