Nice read steve! I've suffered from the majority of the above, depression, comfort eating and using that as an excuse to spiral. I've never actually been lean with a musclular physique. I've also never seen my belly button just the hole thats currently there. Sounds weird but I feel I'm missing out by not even experiencing my best physique. I know it's not easy but nothing worth having ever is. I'm enjoying being healthier and start work again in a couple of weeks after a year out. I went travelling for a couple of months but have got myself into quite alot of debt which got me down even more but no point dwelling on what you've done or how bad it is. Best thing to do is identify the issues and do something to fix them.
Good luck mate look forward to hearing your updates
Starting point - 196.4 lbs - 27.2% BF - 23 April 2012
Current weight - 194.2 lbs - 26.5% BF - 1 May 2012
4th July 10% Challenge - 177 lbs - 4 July 2012