Having been very sporty through to my early 30's, I ballooned up to 17st. I'm now 49. I start week 9 tomorrow. It's been a massive struggle. I get up at 5:30 3 times a week and run before work. I hate getting out of bed in the mornings and I find running so boring!! I made a decision to do this, then did it without thinking too much and accepted that that this would be the norm for the next 9 weeks. I have no idea how I've got to this point but I have. If I can do this then you can too!