My name is Karen Walcott and I have been struggling with my weight my entire life. For details read parts 1 and 2 of my Fatstory. For the last 14 years I have been 300 lbs and over. My latest depressive episode resulted in a weight gain of 73 pounds. I was also diagnosed recently with Diabetes which runs rampant in my family. This blog is part of my effort to rethink my attitude towards weight and body image. I have realized that since I have so much weight to lose that I can’t focus on what I’ll do and wear and how I’ll be when I finally reach that magic number. I have to celebrate every pound lost and start living the life I want right now.