Mid 40's now and back in April was told by the doctor to go on a low cholesterol diet, at the time I was 15st (210lbs), I work in sales and am for the most part "on the road", so my diet was not healthy, burgers, sausage rolls from a petrol station... you get the picture.
I embraced the concept of the diet and decided to change my whole outlook on food, not just swapping to healthy snacks and salads but making it a challenge to find new healthy recipes, try new foods and move out of my comfort zone so to speak.
That was six months ago and in that time I have I have lost 2 1/2st (36lbs), bumping around and maintaining 12st 7lbs, given up smoking...2 1/2 months and started exercising, I have now challenged myself to do the couch 2 5K, I hate running!! Wish me luck
I am currently on W1 R2... R3 planned for tomorrow evening and so far so good, I know this is the easy bit and it is going to get harder... I have not run for 30 years but feel great once I finish a run and have a great sense of achievement... I hope to draw on everyone's enthusiasm and use the positivity from the forum to help me when things get tougher.
Feel free to say hello and will be posting updates and thoughts on the C25k as I progress... good and bad !!