I personally think we look at starting a diet the way a groom looks at his bachelor party before getting married. We think the we need to take time for one last wild and crazy indulgence; our one last chance to do everything we will NEVER be able to do again.
Weight gain and depression go hand in hand. While depression can cause weight gain, being over weight, or gaining weight can cause depression. This circle means that until we take charge of either the depression or the weight, both have the potential to intensify.