thanks, and yes, Plantar Fasciitis is nasty. I've been to specialists, I have exercises which help a lot, and I use a foot massager. I also have to buy (expensive!) 'suitable' shoes/trainers. I've has physio and also injections into my heels. I've had 2 really bad flare-ups so I try hard to avoid them now. The tendon thing is annoying, too, it makes my ankle swell up on the other foot!. I'm sure it would help if I lost weight though.
And, yay! we do now have a permanent roof over our heads, it's very small but homely, has a lovely little garden full of primroses, daffodils, camelias and trees, and surrounded by open fields. So life isn't all bad.
Good luck with your journey towards a size 12, I think maybe I would settle for a 14 but will be in awe of you when you reach your goal!.