I endorse the 6 month prison plan.
I lost 38lbs., but put on at least 20 lbs. of muscle, if not more. If there is a positive about my plan, other than the non-puking, it would be that after your 'program', you have enough motivation to keep it going. I now work-out at least 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours a day. About 30 minutes cardio and the rest weights. I do arms, chest, back, and then shoulders, one day for each. If you sprinkle in leg and ab workouts each day, you end up with a nice total workout. I would do deadlifts, but the free gym where I am at does not have barbells. I have found out that the lifts I used to do with barbells, now done with heavy dumbells, actually do a better job. It helps you with form as well as working your core muscles better.
I guess you gotta find one way to turn a negative into a positive.