Well, I was lurking, and now have realised it's only 4 weeks not 8 so need to get serious. Have been doing Couch25K, am half way through week 4, and doing a set of squats, lunges etc from another thread on here, every few days (should be every day). So prob getting a wee bit fitter but really need to step it up to doing something every day. And eating less as trousers still bit tight, eek!
Well, slightly better news - I'm going on the trip, at least. I'm closing my mind to what might have been, and I'm going to sit on a sunny balcony over-looking the slopes, or by a log-fire, or by a glass-fronted heated pool with MN a large pile of books, and demand vin chaud and hot chocolates at regular intervals.
Better than sinking into a deep depression home alone anyway.