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Oct 5th '16, 00:15 AM  
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Join Date: Oct 2016
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(waves) One more mile

Hello, I've finally started to make progress in reaching a healthy weight after years of being very heavy.

43 Days ago I started the Keto diet, I weighed 220.5lbs, and have lost a total of 21lb so far. So ridiculously happy. 3 weeks ago I also started the Couch to 5K podcast that aims to slowly build you up to running 5K over the course of 8 weeks. It has all been going really well, so I have set myself a big target in just under 6 months time.

I've signed up for a Half Marathon. I'm slow, very slow... but improving slightly with each session. I've done the math, and as long as I keep training for the next 6 months I should be able to complete the half marathon. No idea what sort of time I'll be completing it in, but I will complete it even if I'm walk/crawling over the finish line.

I know I'm going to want to give up when it starts to get really tough during the winter, so I've decided to fund raise for Cancer Research which will stop that. Cancer Research is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. They are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

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Any support is very much appreciated, even its only verbal. I'm going to need every little bit of motivation I can gather.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Oct 5th '16, 08:38 AM  
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Manchester
Posts: 3,865

Hi Bex
Welcome to Social Slimmers

Best of luck with your training, and your half marathon!! You sound like you've got plenty of determination so I've no doubt you will get across that finish line, and for your first one, I wouldn't worry about the time! Getting across that finish line is a great target to aim for
Oct 5th '16, 09:13 AM  
SoSlim Rising Star
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Posts: 778

Welcome, and good luck!
Oct 5th '16, 09:53 AM  
SoSlim Addict
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Posts: 3,241

Hi Bex, nice to meet you
Oct 5th '16, 11:54 AM  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 7,876

Hi and welcome to Social Slimmers! Good luck with the marathon
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