“I was a very unhappy overweight person…. I was kind of in denial for a long time over the weight – although in my heart I knew I should do something about it, I felt lost as to how to get a grip on it. My weight was creeping up and when it got to nearly 17 stone I finally started to look for help. I was trying by myself but I’d be 2lb up and 2lb down which was disheartening. Also, if I got annoyed, I tended to overeat, taking solace in food to deal with things. It was when I couldn’t face buying any more tent type clothes that I looked for help. I phoned Anna and had a chat to her. Even though I knew in theory what I had to do, it wasn’t working. I was a bit anxious about facing her but I didn’t let that overrule the importance of dealing with it. You have to acknowledge that you need help sometimes!