I feel so awesome right now In January, after I broke up with my last girlfriend, I looked at myself in the mirror and was completely ashamed of myself. I was completely out of shape, and I had been that way for most of the past 15 years. I weighed myself at 260 lbs, and I have a 40 inch waist. I was disgusted with myself, but I had a lot of extra time on my hands, so I went down to the treadmill 3 days a week. At first, I walked a very slow pace. Usually took me about 45 minutes to go 2 miles, but really, I couldn't manage anymore than about 20-30 mintues for the first month or so. But I persevered, and eventually started walking on the treadmill 5-6 days a week. And I slowely started to see a slight difference. A few months ago, a friend asked me to go running with him. I figured I was in better shape so I could handle it pretty well. I was very, very wrong. Walking on a treadmill is a long, long way from jogging outside, even at night. So, I started to go jogging every day. I started with short runs and long walks. usually run about 1/4 mile, and walk it off for 1 mile. Then slowly got myself to run 1 mile laps, walk 1/2 and repeat for about 7-8 miles a day until I could do 2-2.5 miles in one run. To make an already very long story short, in the past 7 months, I've lost 95 pounds of dead weight, as well as 9 inches (165 lbs, 31 inch waist), and this morning I ran in my first leg race ever. I ran every inch of a 5k run, and I did it in 28:45.