Ive been a desk jockey for some years now and until recently getting very little exercise ,3 stone overweight and late 40`s ,so 4 months ago I decided to do something about it . First month walking 2 -3 miles every other day with the dog , fast pace so getting a sweat on , second month 5-6 miles and month three 6 + miles every other day with the odd 20 miler once or twice a month, no running or anything else other than a bit of stretching. From month one I cut right down on carbs , cereal for breakfast , lunch is crackers with tinned fish / lean meats and plenty of tomatoes and fruit , evening meals pretty much the same as usual , meat and veg but cut down on the potatoes , hardly eat bread at all, I have a pig out day on Saturdays and eat what ever I want and drink plenty of real ale . Result : I`ve lost 3 stone in just under 4 months ,lowered blood pressure, no longer get back trouble , just a few knee twinges hence Ive avoided running ,but now Ive got the bug I do intend to start running maybe twice a week but on soft terrain ,now the nights are closing in I`m thinking of re joining a local gym which should strengthen my back and upper body even more . So fat cnuts who want to loose it you have no excuse , it cost me zero on special foods , supplements , diet books or gym fee`s to loose 3 stone.