The fat boy in the picture is me taken in the summer. Since then I have lost two stone (from 16st to 14 st) in what would seem like a very quick time.
However, I began the run/walk method and am now running 4 times a week between 5k and 11k.
I'm not a total newcomer to running so do not feel too much strain increasing so fast, (All this in 7 weeks.)
However, I was beginning to feel a bit depressed that the weight loss had decelerated in the last couple of weeks despite the increasing efforts I am making to exercise.
But now I am heartened to read through the threads in the forums that this might be due to muscle replacing fat and am more determined now to keep at it.
I am dieting as well at the moment but have actually been trying to reduce my intake, where again the advice seems to be to increase in order to provide fuel for the increased exercise.I will definitely re-think.
25 years after I last ran in a race, I have entered the "Dulwich Charity 10K" and can't tell you how much I am looking forward to it.
I've found that the encouragement and advice on this website, by both experts and co-runners, has really helped to motivate me in learning to run all over again.