What a great story Renee! I love your Pavlovian reaction to the scales. And Mo, I have found that making mistakes is a great way to learn. Next time you are tempted to step on the scales, you’ll probably remember that last time it didn’t work out so well for you.
Whenever I overeat (which I still do, from time to time), I always focus on the feelings of regret afterwards, as well as on the inevitable physical discomfort. Then, when I am faced with my AD again, I deliberately remember those feelings, and as part of making a choice, ask myself am I willing to accept those consequences? The answer is invariably ‘no’!