Hmm, I miscalculated. I am only a bit over 15 stone. I am American myself, so I got the numbers off. To be honest, I think 'seventeen stone' sounds more poetic.
Thanks to everyone for the kind words. To answer SharonA, I don't think being overweight necessarily precludes me from wifehood and motherhood. In fact I think they're both overrated at times. But, I recall what I dreamt about as a girl, and I think of how my life is now and I get depressed sometimes. Add to that today is Valentine's Day, and you get the ugly boohooing you saw in my first post. It's not just about weight. The issues go much, much deeper.
Mad, what a cool link! I want to go to Pluto, AND Jupiter, just for the experience!