Actually, it's been 8 days! I've only been back to "dieting" for 8 days and already I can zip up my size 13 jeans! (Down from a 15/16 - having to buy jeans in that size is what made me wake up and nip this in the bud before I got too out of control). I went from a size 15/16 to a size 7/8 at HOLLISTER (read: much smaller than a true size 7/8) in my teens, and now, at 23, I've found myself back to where I started from (not as bad, though, but getting pretty close). So I've jumped back into the weight loss (minus hitting the gym, I know it's backwards but I want to lose a little bit of the weight before I get into that. All I've been doing is walking the dog 2x a day).
I have to say though, I'm actually having trouble eating ENOUGH food and eating meals often enough. Like yesterday, all I had was a baked potato with steamed broccoli and later, half of a Lean Cuisine. It's like it HAS to be one extreme or another with me. When I'm in binge mode, it can get pretty bad by my standards, or possibly anybody's. When I'm in "weight loss" mode, which once lasted for 4 years, I am terrified to eat at times. I just get the feeling that every single bite of food, healthy or not, is a cheat! And I am scared to binge. It's a bad cycle because the not-eating causes the bingeing. It's so odd how in a matter of days, I can go from hitting three fast food places a day to not even allowing myself to finish a 280 calorie Lean Cuisine!