Is this the start?: Week 8 Run 1 completed... - Couch to 5K

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Is this the start?

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Week 8 Run 1 completed yesterday. Yesterday I also noticed that my legs felt a bit thinner. This morning my belly (huge sugar baby belly) also feels a bit less. Last night my brain told me when I'd had enough to eat (a first) and this morning I stepped on the scales and noticed a few pounds have dropped.

As someone who could do with losing four or five stones I am praying that this is the start of some weight loss. I am making healthier food choices because I really notice how food makes me feel, particularly on a run.

Fingers crossed for this positive effect. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜Š

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If you're making healthier food choices and running then you should definitely start to lose weight.

This is exactly what I did and lost 3 stone. Although I still have another 3 to lose

Good Luck and keep up the good habits πŸ’ͺ

Excellent! Generally the program tones you up rather than causes you to lose weight, but you are right, it does start to change the choices you make and those 2 things together can make a big difference! Keep it up, now you have started, things will only get better :)

Well done- I hope I get the same side effects, it can only be a good thing right? 😁

Minty4Graduate in reply to CraftyLeslie

It appears patience is the key. I was all ready to declare that running did nothing for my weight and perhaps it's too soon to declare it a miracle cure but I do feel good. 😊

CraftyLeslie in reply to Minty4

Yes I'm in week 6 did run 1 this morning and you do buzz for most of the day and generally feeling fitter- long may it continue 😎


The only way to lose the weight is to eat properly and keep moving. Do those and you won't be disappointed πŸ™‚βœ”οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘


The benefits can be unexpected, look out. I started C25k 10weeks ago after nearly five decades believing I was " allergic" to running. I wasn't over weight and didn't really expect to see much change ( but you can't help hoping!). My teenage daughters ( ever the source of " tell it how it is" honesty) started to comment on my bum. Now I should say, that I never really hated it, it was just there and I got on with life. Looking in the mirror yesterday, I decided that it looked like my old bum, but it was wearing the rear end equivalent of a bra!! Seriously, it looked like the same stuff had been lifted up a couple of inches. I like itπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜œ

Well done getting to week 8, see you at the finish line next week!!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡


I think the exercise and the better diet naturally go together. I found that by doing exercise I was automatically veering towards the food choices which complemented the work I was putting in.

If I have just worked myself to near exhaustion running 5k then the last thing I am going to do it throw it all away by eating a load of c**p.

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