If you’ve never walked a mile in my shoes how can you tell me about it? Being fat, being overweight or obese is not a comfortable pair of shoes. First, there is the physical. Carrying just three stone (which makes you obese), never mind six or ten extra stone, around is like spending all day carrying a child. Everyday things, getting in and out of a car, walking upstairs, going to the gym or sitting in a chair is hard work.