I believe I was in junior high when I went on my first diet. From there, it was exactly as you described: start a new diet, fail, beat myself up, gear up for a new diet (meaning binge eat in preparation for the deprivation), really commit this time as I start the new diet, repeat. The really crazy part is through most of that I was at a healthy weight. Of course, the yo-yo dieting caught up to me, and by my 40s, I was carrying some extra weight. I found a healthy program that focused on nutrition, portion control, physical activity, and doing the mental work, and I lost the weight and have kept it off for 12 years now! I must confess that every once in a while when I hear about some new fad or diet, there is a part of me that wants to jump on that wagon. That’s the reason I love blogs like this one–that remind me what’s real and what’s healthy. Liking myself–my whole self–not some perceived “good” self that eats a certain way or weighs a certain random amount. Thank you and keep up the good work!