First post on here and as the title says onto W8 now, have been following all the blogs by you fellow couchers(?) for a while and I simply love the support & enthusiasm here.
Why am I doing it?
Well, my weight shot up to over 20st and I was getting to the stage where I needed to do something. Drinking too much, eating too much, relatively deskbound job and I was going to a place I was sure would do me no good at all at 57!
One of life's little twists arrived in May last year in the form of a severe case of cellulitis in my right leg; antibiotics stopped the booze, lost appetite started to drop some weight off and I started to feel quite good! Belly going and after the leg healed I was looking for something to get me active.
The rest (as no doubt you can relate to) is history!!
I simply love it - amaze myself with being able to run 28 minutes without stopping, no aches or pains but a great feeling, weight has dropped to 16st4lbs.
Why am I posting this? Because if I can do it, so can you. I had all the doubts, the burning muscles, waiting for that 'walk now' prompt in the ears that stopped the torture.....
I really look forward to the runs now to the extent that I'm looking beyond graduation (but I'll be so proud when I get the badge!) for the next goal.
You've all given me so much encouragement by your posts that all I wish is that at least one person may get the same from mine..........
Downside? Having to buy new clothes in smaller sizes that fit!!!!! But that's no downside!