I've been reading your journal and it seems you and I have a lot in common. I, too, am trying to get my binging tendencies under control. So far, you've gotten some really good advice. I agree with zinzen's suggestion about tracking calories. http://caloriecount.about.com
is a site that I like a lot. It's easier to stop the mindless eating when you realize how detrimental "one little bite" can be. Throwing away the scale was something that I did too. I would weigh myself and not be happy with what I saw, which made me upset and less likely to give it my all in the gym and more likely to pig out! I even had to toss the nuts like you too! I have a nut addiction and I'm not afraid to admit it. I pretty much threw out anything that was easy to snack on like crackers, etc. Even though they may be "healthy," it's extra calories that I just don't need. I find myself with 8 pounds to lose like you, so maybe we can hold each other accountable. PM me if you'd like to chat and good luck with your tests!!!