I don’t know if this will be helpful to anyone but I know that a lot of people gain weight from depression or other health challenges so I wanted to share my experience. I’m currently fighting my way back through a large weight gain that happened during a period of debilitating depression. I’m 40lbs down with about 30 to go. One thing that has helped me stay on track is trying not to be angry at or disappointed in myself for gaining the weight in the first place, because that just left me feeling discouraged. I ended up gaining even more weight because I felt like a failure and that I had done too much damage to my body to ever make it back. But when I really think about it, I know that I did what I needed to do at the time to survive. If you had to burn your furniture to make it through a blizzard until you could get help, you would. And then future-you who wasn’t in danger of freezing to death would get new furniture, and wouldn’t berate freezing-you for ruining the nice furniture. You wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the old stuff anyway if you died in the storm.