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Hi everyone. Not sure where to put this, so here it goes under the "interest" part. During your life time, have any of you struggled with food?? Overeating?? Weight gain?? Getting obese?? If so, what did you do about it, if anything. Me, I struggled with weight gain on and off my entire life and I'm getting sick of it. True, I take medication for a few medical issues that as a side affect, can promote weight gain, but it's still my love affair with food and my lack of willpower, that's at the root of my problem. I just love food. Love to eat. I'm approaching the most I've ever weighed (don't ask) and I feel it. It's not the medical conditions I fear that will cause my death; it's being overweight I fear. I have little to no resistance. I know if I lost weight, I would feel much better all over. I know this, but can't seem to get my eating habits under control. Let me tell you what I did this past Wednesday. Had a coupon for McDonalds. Buy one quarter pounder with cheese and get a second one free. Plus medium size French fries for free. So, I got the burgers, fries and a soda. Went to my table and saw that the burgers were the $1.00 menu one's and not what I ordered. Told the manager who gave me the proper one's and offered the others back to him. He said no, for me to keep them, because he would only have to throw them away. So, if you're a good guesser, you know what I did next. Yup, ate all four burgers and the fries. So disappointed in myself for doing that. I knew it was wrong, bad, but did it anyway. I felt bloated all day long. Why wouldn't I. Thankfully, I had enough common sense left not to eat anything else the rest of the day, but that certainly doesn't make it right. I am cognizant of what I eat and I do try to be careful, but many times I fall way short. Portion control is also one of my issues. Instead of taking human portions, at times I take enough to feed two people. I exercise daily and I'm thankful for that. Because of the meds I take, I don't think I am a candidate for lap band surgery or any facsimile. If I don't reign these bad habits in soon, I'm afraid of what might be in the future. Forty years ago, I quit cold turkey smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Never went back. Have to find that same determination, strength and will power to do the same while I still can, Carmine.