I'll try and keep this short. I'm currently about 4 stone overweight. I should be about 12 1/2 stone at most and I'm currently about 16 1/2 stone, so I've 4 stone to lose to I'm at the heaviest I should be for my height (5ft 10). Although ultimately I want to get down to about 11 1/2 stone at most.
I was about 17.5 stone and I've lost about a stone since Christmas although I should have lost more, but that's a discussion for another day.
I've been running on and off for about 18 months and I quite like it, but I'm incredibly slow and I feel every bit of that extra 4 stone I am carrying. I've had a few knee niggles but no serious issues thankfully.
Basically I'm wondering which of the following is the best option for me. Bear in mind that I try to walk between 30 and 60 mins per day and I want to save my joints if possible.
a: Keep running now (3-4 times per week, about 3 miles per time and slowly increase the distance).
b: Stop running until I lose a bit more weight, say 1 or 2 stone.
c: Stop running until I get down to 12.5 stone.
Any thoughts? It would be good to hear from those who've lost quite a bit of weight themselves.