From a food addict:
I am 42 years old, 5'5 and weigh about 250 lbs. I believe I fall into the category of "morbidly obese". I have just ordered your book about how to get past the third day of fighting your addiction. I'm ashamed to admit that I have only been able to make it for a number of hours without falling to my addiction to food.
I feel like a total failure and long to feel "lighter"-both in body and spirit. I know that as you have said I am doing nothing but slowly killing myself with my unhealthy consumption of food.
I feel some pretty uncontrollable urges when it comes to food, almost like I am watching myself eating and picking up certain foods. It's almost like having an out of body experience and watching myself fixing this treat or getting that second helping of food.
I feel completely powerless over the food and feel that it is completely running my life and not in a direction I want to go in!