Oh! AND another thing - grrrr.
I'm reading a book called East of the Sun (http://www.amazon.co.uk/East-Sun-Julia-Gregson/dp/1409102513/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248453359&sr=1-1). And I guess I was overly identifying with a charactor called Tor who is a bit overweight and a bit over-eager and clumsy and knows all this and agonises about it. And then there's a section where she loses weight and becomes more popular - I let that pass - and then she piles on the weight until she's fatter than she's ever been. So much so when she eventually plucks up the courage to climb on the scales, she's absolutely devastated and horrified to find out the awful truth ....... she weighs 11 stone. Yes, that's right, a shocking 11 stone. And she's tall. It's so annoying I could scream.