Hi. I've just discovered this part of the site (I'm already on the C25K site).
I'm 47 and have around 4 stone to lose. I was already one stone down by doing weight watchers - I joined in January. And I went down to a smaller size in my jeans (which do still fit but only just). But I really couldn't get on with the WW classes - I like the diet but I hate those meetings. So the diet has started to go by the wayside and I'm slowly starting to put it back on again.
I've had a stressful two or three weeks (excuses, excuses) with a bad back which has stopped me "running". I say that very loosely - I started the couch to 5k running app back in February and have been doing really well, albeit running very, very slowly. And then I did something to my back which stopped me. It seems fine again now, after a couple of visits to the chiropractor, but I'm struggling to get back to my running. I have just posted on the c25k site asking for someone to give me a great big kick up the bum. And to add to my stress and further fuel my comfort eating - it looks as though my youngest daughter (12) could have M.E.
So I've turned to comfort eating big style. I've put on at least 4lbs. I'm so cross.
So I've discovered this site and am coming looking for (and happy to give) support to get back on track and shift that weight.
I'm determined that I will not be fat and fifty. I've got 2.5 years to get my weight down and my fitness levels up.