I do not have the high ground for telling someone they can lose weight, except if they had a near death experience. The picture below is the front page of the bill generated by my bleeding ulcer. The doctor had tears in his eyes and some running down his face as he told me the blood loss was so heavy my organs were trying to shut down. He said if it didn’t stop, I may have two hours to live. The man that for 20 years had started a diet almost every Monday, started one as soon as I got out of there, and I never looked back. I lost 118 pounds.