I am 22 years old and married to the greatest man in the world! ( I LOVE YOU SEAN - my lil soldier) I have a 12 year old step-son who I love to pieces, and he tends to drive me nuts on a regular basis here lately. So like everyone else here. I am overwieght. Obese....what a terrible sounding word. I have faught this for as long as I can remember. I have tried everything that I know to do and it seems like this is my final option. I have tried Atkins, South Beach, counting calories, Slim In 6, tons of over the counter diet pills, at diet that was made for patients who are about to have Open-Heart Surgery. I have done it all. Yeah, I lost a few pounds and then I gained it back plus a few extra. I've got your typical story. My mom has had a stroke, my grandmother has high blood pressure, my brother has diabetes, my dad and his father both died of cancer, and my grandfather (moms dad) had heart problems. I know where I'm headed and I really don't want to go there. I know that there is always the chance that these things won't happen to me, but the odds surely aren't in my favor. I weigh 212 lbs. and I'm 5'1". That gives me a BMI of 40.1 WOW would I love to do something about that or what?!?! So like most people here, I am looking for a tool to help me get my problem under control and I think that I am on the right track.