Don't loose hope Marci. Our bodies are perfect and definitely knows how to function at its best. You just need to push the right buttons for you to enjoy optimum health benefits. I'd like to share with you my mom's case like 15 months ago. She's overweight all her life. With all the bulges and flabs, her self-esteem was really low. Though she didn't acquired any weight related diseases, we all saw her how she struggled with her weight. Anyways, one day we ran across Christopher Guerriero's website online, apparently he was America's No.1 Weight Loss Coach which we didn't really believed at first. So there he was in the site, sharing the principles on how to increase your metabolism, drinking lots of water to reduce fat, etc etc. Now my mom religiously followed his easy and practical tips for 3 months now and by far everyone definitely saw the amazing results! I'm confident that he can help you with that.