I just want to say, to mainecyn and orangesmartie, that yours are two beautifully written portraits of individual binge eaters. I personally don't think "binge eating is a disease" and "binge eating is a bad habit with neurological underpinnings" are irreconcilable points of view. I think they are points on a whole spectrum of different individuals. And they are also different angles, different takes on what is helpful.
We need to listen to each other to overcome this monster. I'm glad we have this place where we can do that, and I'm humbled by both of yours ability to put these horrible experiences in words.
Current mini-goal: Get down to 260
Pounds to go: 15
Mini-goal 1: 30 days binge-free —> done 12/21/13 & binge-free now
Mini-goal 2: Get down to 280 —> done 5/22/14