THIS IS THE CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU OWE YOURSELF
Serious is a good thing when it comes to your weight and health. Get an ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER, create a written plan, figure out what motivates you, and get after it. You've been talking about trying PALEO --- why not now? In fact, if you are dealing with CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES or AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES, why not just do an ELIMINATION DIET while you're at it. Believe me when I tell you that it's better than the binge you're unconsciously (or maybe consciously) planning for the remainder of the year. You already know how DEPRESSED you're going to feel when you make that same old crappy resolution --- you know; the one you've made for the past too many years count and never seem to keep for more than a couple weeks.
HERE is a link to some simple Strength Training exercises done on a ball in the privacy of your own home (the equipment will cost less than one month's gym membership). HERE is what I wrote a couple of years ago about a great WEIGHT LOSS program. If you do this thing the right way, you'll not only get in shape, you'll get healthy while you do it! And for you hardcore SUGAR / CARB ADDICTS, I even have several articles to help you get out of the pit you're mired in. Yes; regardless of how many times you've failed in the past, success can be yours this time.
Bottom line; it's your life. It's up to you. No one can do it for you. You're right; the first week will be a bear. Get through it and it gets easier. Get started now because tomorrow doesn't get any easier. If you start today, not only will you be blown away at where you are this time next year, you'll be amazed at how far you've come by the first of the year --- just six short weeks away. Start today and by the first of the year you'll be on cruise control.