Hi first time posting 5 years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. So I thought I need to change my life and living as I was unfit obese and drinking far to much. I had abused my body for the past 20 years and now at the time I was 46 it was the next 20+ years I wanted to live and be healthy to see my 6 children grow and have families and be able to walk my daughter's down the isle.
That we 5 years ago I still have type 2 and I am still obese, however i stopped drinking and lost nearly 3 stone just by not drinking. I also decided to stop being a plasterer and go back into education. After going to college for 2 years i graduated this year from Sunderland Univedsity at tge age of 51.
I know have stopped smoking for 7 years, drinking for 5 years and exercised on and off until this year when my doctor suggested I have a gastric band to loose weight and rid the type 2 diabetes.
This pushed me to take my diet more seriously and loose that weight without help from a operation. Since I have lost a further stone through a low carb diet and now and have since gone vegiterian ( early days 😊).
I seen my doctor last week and my results had come back
cholesterol was 4
Blood pressure normal
Sugar level now down to 50 ( it had been up to 64)
I am still over weight so decided to do this couch to 5k. I have just completed my second day on the first week and i am feeling really good. My legs and knees are aching, however I am determined to complete this and may be next year enter a 5 or 10k run for the first time in my life..i hope you all don't didn't mind the little bio about me as I am still on this journey and would like to share it with people.