today I reached the target of a normal bmi - It has taken me 16 weeks (with 2 weeks off for holiday) and I am thrilled! however the real reason for starting this journey is yet to be measured - my high cholesterol not due to be measured until January so I continue with the plan. I am most pleased with my walking, I can now walk 10k at quite a brisk pace - when I started I had to stop and catch my breath every 10mins. I really enjoy the walks too which bodes well for continuing for as long as I am able. I am now hoping to enjoy my retirement more because I feel fitter, I know I fit into my clothes better and I generally enjoy life more oh and I have been able to reduce 2 different medications I was on. Target now - normal cholesterol levels, no mood enhancing medication and no omeprazole. BRING IT ON!!!!