There is nothing wrong with being overweight. If you are comfortable with yourself, eat a balanced diet and are somewhat physically active, you might be healthier than many “slimmer” people. But it’s the things that are beyond your control that often make it less bearable to be above average in weight. It’s the odd comment, usually uttered without any ill intent, that hurts you to the core; or the photograph of you beside your rail-thin cousin; or the wavy, orange-peel appearance of cellulite on your butt and thighs that takes the wind out of your sails every time. So, even while you’re relatively comfortable in your skin, and the weight you carry isn’t necessarily bad for your health, your weight is almost constantly present in your life. You think about it many times a day. And even if you’re not thinking about it, you’re often unexpectedly reminded of it anyway, like when you catch your reflection in a store window.