9 weeks ago I couldn't run 60secs now on the verge of completing week 9,3 stone overweight,suffering from serious mental health issues,fibromyalgia,psoriasis,IBS and other auto-immune illnesses,self medicating insomnia and panic disorder with alcohol oh and 20 fag a day smoker at the start..now I know it's not a weight loss programme and many question after a few weeks why they arnt shifting weight..well I was one of those and looked into it as the body starts a new regime weight can fluctuate at the beginning,but watching what you eat and regular exercise does pay off! As I say verging on 9 weeks completion today I popped onto the scales...I've lost 11lbs,my fibromyalgia has been the best it's ever been no flare ups in the last 6 weeks that's a record for the last 16 years! My psoriasis is almost clear for the first time in my entire life! My IBS has been nothing more than the odd bit of tummy ache here and there,I now have no more than 2 glasses of wine only on the eve of none run day and what's more important than anything..I've NOT had one panic attack or any bouts of agoraphobia,I've been out to places I've not been in a long long time due to my panic and OCD disorder,I'm wearing clothes that I haven't worn for years due to dropping size and yesterday I went to college and enrolled on an Art and Design degree that I've procrastinated about for 20 years! I still suffer insomnia but I'm now averaging 3/4hours sleep on run days which is a massive improvement I'm still a smoker 🙄 but that's been halved and will continue to go down as I keep focusing on discipline and project me!! I do believe that if I hadn't of committed to c25k these changes wouldn't of occurred.