In reply to:
I feel like an idiot and am serious about getting back in climbing shape. This semester of school is done and I am working full time for the next 8 months on co-op so I will have plenty of time to go to the gym.
I want to try to get down to 160 by the end of January. Is this a realistic goal? Any tips would be much appreciated. So far I'm just planning on running every day and climbing when I can. I've never done this whole weight loss thing.
Don't be sad Dave. I know that being fat sometimes cause anxiety wherein you feel like you don't want to try things for fear that you can't. If you want to achieve something, go for it. continue with the weight loss thing and work hard for it. Always think positively. Here is a good link on how to how to overcome anxiety. You would benefit from it. Good luck!