Britain’s fattest man, Carl Thompson, was 33 years old and weighed 65 stone when he died in 2015. For those not from Britain, that is 410 kilos or 910 pounds. He was housebound, bed-ridden and alone. This was a man whose life had moved out of balance, and who ended up in a miserable, early death. This is an example of the issue of obesity in men.
Obesity is almost a swear word, it is not something you say about someone to their face. What is obesity? What is it all about other than you are fat? What does it mean for men? How serious a problem is it?
I have been through an extraordinary journey of pain, with severe aching joints. Pain that made me worried about the future, about my age.
It turned out to be about control, internal control, and the slow release of that is letting the pain go. That letting go is creating a feeling inside me which is amazing.