Having been told I have raised cholesterol last November, and wanting to lose weight and avoid statins, I have been given six months by my GP to make the necessary improvements. So I joined the gym and started exercise classes and swimming, and improved my diet. This has resulted in a 4 kilo weight loss, but I want more! My daughters both run half marathons, so today I started the Couch to 5K which I am doing on a treadmill at the gym for now. I am delighted to say that I enjoyed it! Watch this space ... Cholesterol blood test will be next month, so I really hope that starting this running plan will be the final element to get me back to proper weight and good health!