In short version, I have been struggling with my weight for the last 10-12 years! I think I was in denial for a very long time and just stopped looking in the mirror. Last year I made a committment to begin tackling the elephant in the room, that was my weight. I was tire, fat, in pain, didn't sleep well, everything was a big effort! In June of 2011 I began my journey which to date has brought me down 70 lbs! I have more to lose but already feel like I won the lottery of health! I had told myself for so long that I guess I was just gonig to have to get use to be being overweight and feeling miserable! NOT! A new life has begun!