We'll it looks like you have had success before with eating and working out. It's also good that you have fit friends, they tend to be the peer pressure and can help motivate you,
So many weight gain stories on this board tend to focus on emotional eating, all the way from eating from boredom to relationship problems, to a tragedy in ones life.
It's time to realize you're worth it, and it's time to take care of yourself. If you liked the gym, maybe you should consider going back. We exercisers on this board all agree that it's important to like the exercise routine, otherwise one probably won't stick with it.
As far as your eating, what types of healthy foods, etc. it's all right here. Make a plan based on your goal weight, calories needed per day to get there, and you're on your way. Don't get discouraged, stick with it and you'll get there.
Last edited by Kscott; 04-25-2014 at 01:06 AM.