I joined on here round about October time...full or enthusiasm although very sceptical about if and how I would stick to my plan. I started the 12 week plan and then a couple of weeks later, the Couch to 5K. I've been doing the Couch to 5K at a slow pace, taking roughly two weeks at each stage (I have never been sporty, even as a kid!) but I am feeling the benefits and, despite having a few weeks off due to health reasons, I am now up to running at 8 minutes at a time...something I honestly thought I would never achieve! Today I reached my first stone loss and over 4 inches off of my waistline. I am now within the 'normal' BMI range, albeit right at the very top, and my very high blood pressure is now down to almost normal! I haven't posted before but come on here everyday to read all the encouraging posts and to get tips. I think today is a very appropriate day to say thank you for all the help I've received from here and hope to post again when the second stone is lost. If I can do this, then anyone can!