I have been obese all my life. About 3.5 years ago, I hit the point where my fattest “fat pants” no longer fit; I had finally had enough. I lost 37 pounds that time and slowly gained over 10 lbs. of that back. In Aug. ‘09, I bought a wedding dress at The Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement for a great price that was about 4 sizes too small. After 9 months of hard work, I finally fit into the dress! Now, I've lost about 85 lbs., but I have a lot more to go.