I have spent a lifetime being overweight. There are no two ways about that. I was born a big baby and I continuously became bigger through every passing year. It became a way of life for me, and although it upset me, and I would occasionally have sleepless nights worrying about the illnesses it would cause me in the future, I had accepted it. However, that doesn't mean I was happy, I was miserable. I tried to change it. I tried every diet imaginable! I lost some weight, never more than a stone and then it would be back on again as soon as I gave up.