I was a size 8, then went to size 14, then upto 18, nowupto size 22!!!!!! tried every diet, it's excersice I need, but I just cannot do it< i have tried many times, even swimming is painful. These are the times when I get depressed the most, when the sun comes out. I cannot hide under layers and layers of clothes. My GP suggested what I need to survive on is a lettuce leaf, as I cannot get any excercise....Not very helpful. I am now trying a shake replacement, so no food passes my lips. Very hard though.