When I started gaining weight after having kids I read the best article addressing the things that are more important that weight... naming several historically important women and asking if it mattered what they weighed. It said to throw away your scale and eat with common sense, but enjoy what you do eat. That's exactly what I did. Now I'm trying to lose weight for health reasons but doing it by adding exercise which I should have been doing all along and wasn't. I still indulge now and then (we had our Christmas party at work today and I had half a slice of cheesecake!). When I do, I make sure I'm paying attention to every mouthful and really enjoying it. I read just this week that feeling guilty when you eat something makes your immune system weaker.