I joined this group in great anticipation of losing a lot of weight as a new year's resolution in 2014. I weighed in at 145kg (nearly 23 stone!) and about as unfit as I've ever been. Joined the C25K at the same time with a great show of enthusiasm and guess what? Didn't run and didn't lose weight. Kidded myself that I was walking enough to get fit, my legs (calves especially) were solid with muscle and my weight wasn't that bad so I hovered around the 140kg mark until February this year.
What's happened to change me?
First and most important, my wife was diagnosed as pre-diabetic and needed to lose weight and was advised to reduce sugar intake. I resolved to encourage her by joining her in eating less and better.
Second, I was diagnosed has having primary lymphoedema. The firm "muscle" in my calves was a build up of fluid. Wearing compression stockings has reduced the volume of each leg by over 1 litre making walking, running and general mobility far easier.
Third, a series of articles in the Daily Mail promoting a book by Michael Mosley concerned with preventing pre-diabetics becoming Type 2 diabetics.
Results so far: my wife is no longer pre-diabetic, I now weigh in at 121kg (19 stone) and I've completed week 7 of the C25K programme.
Weight loss has slowed down but I fully intend to be under 115kg by the end of the year.