I've read lots of articles (ok, I saw an episode of Penn and Teller Bullshit) and from these articles, I've learned that some people are "naturally fat" i.e. they are genetically fat. And they're "natural" body type is to be fat, in the same way that some people are naturally skinny (they can eat three times as much as most people and not gain a single pound.) I think I fall under this category (the genetically fat people not the skinny ones). My dad and his siblings are fat, my mom and her siblings are fat, and I've been fat ever since I was in 1st grade. The only exception is my brother who can eat Wendy's daily and inexplicably still have a ripped physique. I tried several times during my life to lose weight, even under the supervision of a pediatrician, but it never happened. The only time I lost weight was when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism when I lost a total of 70 pounds! I was treated for it, and I as I became better, I began to gain back the weight, despite my efforts to keep it down. In a span of 7 years, I've lost 60-70 pounds, and gained it back. When I asked my thyroid doctor if it's possible that this has happened because I'm returning to my natural body, he said yes. By the way, I am now in remission of my disease. So, I'm just wondering, should I even bother to try to lose weight? I've been serious about it for a few months now, but I've seen zero results. You can check out my other posts to better understand my diet and exercise regimen. I know that it's not impossible for people like me to lose weight, it just seems that it requires more effort and I'm not sure if it's worth it. I don't even want to lose weight that badly, I'm just disgusted at myself every time I look in the mirror. I suppose it's just a body image thing that I need to overcome. I don't care about my health. I'd rather die at 60, eating whatever I want, than living to be 100 but eating healthy.