In my experience, the "wiring" that made us eat in a disordered way --to put it mildly-- will always be there. We may be in charge of the controls, or the controls may be in charge of us. That will depend on lots of things which are external and internal to us. I think the best thing we can do is learn how to avoid losing control, and if we ever do --we will--, how to to get back in control asap. Of course we are never the same after "an episode", but we are never the same after anything important anyway. If we are aware that we are weak and vulnerable and that we have to look after ourselves not to hurt ouselves, we'll be fine... Not perfect, but healthier.
Goal met: 30 pounds lost!
Next goals: Run 10k
Final goals: abs, no more overeating, four pounds less