Some people say that they gain weight or develop bad eating habits as a way to cope with stress in their life.
Yes life may be hard on us at times but that is how it is suppose to be!Try to find other outlets when you are feeling stressed or overwhelming.
If you are an emotional eater try to start eating on "healthier" options.
Instead of that ice cream and chocolate try yogurt or chocolate covered nuts.
You have to slowly make these kind of changes and once you start to make them a habit it will be easier for you to keep doing it.
The harder you work to achieve your health and fitness goals the more rewarding it will feel when you finally reach your goals.
STAY STRONG...stay MOTIVATED...stay DETERMINED!
And you will get there :-)