Unfortunately, I'm not alone. According to a study looking at more than 150,000 obese people, if you're overweight, you'll probably stay that way regardless of the actions you take to get healthy. Of the morbidly obese patients in the study, just one of every 1,290 men, and one of every 677 women, returned to normal weight. The solutions offered for weight loss, regardless of the cost, simply don't work.
Bottom line, if you're looking for the best way to remain morbidly obese for the rest of your life, go on a diet! Set weight-loss goals! Count your calories, fat, and sugar, and keep daily records of your food intake. Then, a few months later, after you've failed, wallow in self-loathing, binge a bit, and go on another.
How I decided to break out of the diet prison
When I began thinking seriously about how to change my life, I didn't know where to start, but I knew I wasn't going back to diet prison. I had a bevy of health issues, so it wasn't hard to find small places to start experimenting. This resulted in attempts to stretch my feet out each evening, and make healthier eating decisions late at night. I was evaluating my food choices, but had no real compass guiding my behavior. Frankly I was still flailing -- some days doing well, and others poorly, with a feeling of crushing failure each time I faltered.