Thank you again, for your comments on my blog! I love what you said about how the part of me that turns to sugar / bingeing really is not the enemy! That is a very wise idea, I will remember it. I have tried the 'eat as much as you like of a binge food' as a way to get over bingeing on it several times... In fact I have had long lasting binges on just about nothing but those foods but I never lost my drive to eat them... So I think that strategy is not for me! So far cutting out the binge foods did work well, or so it seems to me, be it that I would sooner or later 'try' to have the foods again and then soon be in the same mess as before.
Thanks for the support on my blog! I am pretty sure that what you described is what is going on with me and my weight gain. I have definitely upped my overall exercise lately and especially my strength training. I feel stronger and faster lately so I am sure I am increasing my muscle mass, which I know is a great thing!
We can get through this and come out the other side even better!