About Weigh a Pie

“Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.”
Arnold H. Glasgow

I am a 30-something who has always been overweight.  I was on my first SlimFast diet aged 10 – trying to lose weight before I started secondary school.

I have tried numerous diets, nutritionists, dieticians, NLP practitioners and psychologists. I am still overweight. I have done two marathons, joined gyms, tried various exercising regimes. I am still overweight.

I guess the only advantage I have here is that I am 5’11 and I carry the weight better than some people. I flit from a size 24-28 depending on the item of clothing and the shop I bought it from.

My only hope is weight loss surgery. It’s going to be hard and I’m scared to death about every aspect of it but if I want to be able to have children, run around after them and live life the way I want to live then this is my last option. I have not made this decision lightly and have researched and contemplated for about 8 years.

My goal: to fit into size 14 trousers. Wow. I’ve not fitted a size 14 since I was probably aged 14. I do not have an ideal weight (that’s ridiculous given that I’m naturally big anyway) so my goal is a clothes size.

Join me as I try to become the [outer] person I want to become.


Surgery finally happened on 19th June 2012. This is now my after-journey.