I haven't had this happen before, but don't get discouraged.....your body could be so stressed that it's trying to hold on to every bit of water possible. Also, maybe you could start with a plan that doesn't stress you out so much, but actually excites you? I can relate to having anxiety, but mine is usually related to eating too much (binge eating) or the other "stuff" going on in my life. Either way, I think that once you get started on your plan, you'll gain more confidence and stop feeling this way. Finally, one good way to manage stress/anxiety is to workout. I can't wait to hear about all of your wonderful progress!
First goal: under 180:
Second goal: 175 or below:
Third goal: 168 (no longer overweight):
Fourth goal: 160 or below:
Final goal: 145-155 (not sure if this will ever happen):