I used to be an obssesive tennis player, playing several hours four to five days a week. I ate like a pig and weighed 120 pounds with low cholesteral and well developed muscles. (Since I picked the name "stockbroker" I want to clarify that I am, in fact a woman). This was a decade ago. During these past ten years, I have gained 40+ lbs. My body is all squishy. I'm not eating half of what I used to eat but even getting the exercise I do (1 hour 3X week), I continue to pack on the pounds. Now one would think that I should not be so overwhelmed and distraught about the weight gain when the pain is such a bigger issue. BUT IT AM. Am I petty and superficial? Its really bothering me. My whole physical image --something I was quite proud of, by the way--has been damaged. I'm going to join weight watchers, Whatever I'm eating, its obviously too much. I may be quilty of calming my fears with a pint of frozen custard--a very rich ice cream popular in Wisconsin--but mostly I don't think I'm burning many calories. I would love to hear from anyone who has prevented this weight gain (special thanks to Neurontin and Lyrica said sarcastically) or who has undone it or has learned to accept it. Today, I went out a bought BIGGER JEANS--NOW UP 3 SIZES.